(Holy great Blues Singing Batman, What next?)….
No, not Cat Woman–It’s Lovely Japanese Songstress Fujinaga Miou (pronounced: Mee Yoh)
YYC (& co.) had a chance to listen to some of her songs while in Roppongi, Tokyo (May).
While I can’t profess to be a connoisseur, Ms. Fujinaga’s soulful renditions of traditional Japanese music crafted with the contemporary was impressive. Miou makes the traditional things NEW with her own spin. She has a blue-sy, melodic voice that captures the emotions and truly is worth your listen.
It is a creative way for we ‘gaijin’ (foreigners) to understand Japan more and for ‘nihongin’ (Japanese) to reacquaint themselves with what a rich culture exists to be re-explored.
Last year, she performed at the Japanese Film Festival celebrated in Florence, Italy. Firenze 2009.
She was recently touring in St. Maarten, sharing her original music beginning 29 June.
Fujinaga-san has a scheduled gig NOT TO BE MISSED in Tokyo: July 14. (Please note the following contact and performance details!!!) WE wanna go! (Gambare Masu!)
14th July（wed）French Independence Day*CROSS OVER*
＊宙UNIVERSE Summer Fest.vol.3 *２nd Anniversary*
Cerulean tower Tokyu Shibuya２F＊J’z Braｔ sound of Tokyo*
JZ Brat (Booking）
START １９：００（４０min. Opening Act）
DJ Patrick Bommard, Japanese Drums(Wadaiko)
２０：００ Miou on stage
ARTISTS：Miou（Vo.)、 Sumito（Pf.), Hide(Japanese drums）、 Rayzan（Japanese Fruit）、Miyuki(Cello)
Patrick Bommard(DJ),OKD（VJ),、Ryuichi（AD) Guest:Yusuke(Vo.)
Mita! Check it out!