Okinawan classic vocal, vocal, sanshin, electronics, audio-visual, soundscapes, photos, paintings
She progressively integrates the deep groove and soul of Okinawan traditional music with contemporary sounds and visuals, and creates an authentic and avant-garde music. She was selected by one of the biggest world music expos WOMEX2021 as an Official Showcase Artist, the 6th from Japan, and the 1st solo artist from Okinawa. She released her first solo album “Another World Of Okinawan Music” which garnered positive reviews from around the world. It was selected by BBC Music Magazine as "The best world music recordings released in 2021 so far”. She performs in a solo setting, traditional music with electronics, as well as performing collaboratively with Jazz musicians. She studied under the school of two great maestros of Okinawan traditions, Fukuhara Chouki and Fukuhara Kyouko.
Media: Songlines Magazine, fRoots Magazines, BBC Music Magazine, WIRE Radio, Far Side Radio (UK), NHK World J-Melo (Japan)
Festivals: WOMEX 2021 (Portugal), Festival de FRUE 2022 (Japan), Hidden Kingdom World Music Festival 2021(online, Bhutan), Camera Japan 2019 (Japanese Film Festival, Netherlands), Nippon Connection 2019 (Japanese Film Festival, Germany), Earth Day Tokyo 2019, Bangkok Theater Festival 2018 (Thailand), New Narratives Film Festival 2016 (Taiwan), Jazz in Nanjo 2020 (Okinawa), Trans Asia Music Meeting (Okinawa). She participated in Asia Music Summit 2020 (online, Canada) as one of the musician panelists.
Be. Okinawa X Photograph by Sato Kenji Music by Aragaki Mutsumi
Organizer: the Okinawa Prefecture Convention Bureau
A video of attracting tourists from the Okinawa Prefecture Convention Bureau by photographer Sato Kenji. Please enjoy the magnificent and divine world view of Okinawa’s nature with Sato's artistic images and Chijuyaa from her album ANOTHER WORLD OF OKINAWAN MUSIC.
>Sato is in charge of editing this video. He was also particular about using the music of Aragaki Mutsumi, an artist from Okinawa.
“From the beginning, I wanted to use the Okinawan traditional folk song, but the one which sounds rather than classical but contemporary, and which would match the image of Okinawa from my own perspective. I searched and found Aragaki san’s track."
Online lecture on Okinawan music at Musics Of Japan @ Keio University (closed)
2020 She was in charge of online lectures (live music, discussion / in English) about Okinawan music.
* We are accepting lecture requests (Japanese / English) about Okinawan music at any time. Please feel free to contact us.
Participated in ASIA MUSIC SUMMIT as a musician panelist
2020 She participated online as a musician panelist in ASIA MUSIC SUMMIT, a roots music conference sponsored by MusiConnect Asia in partnership with GLOBAL TORONTO, Music Conference + Showcase in Toronto, Canada.
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Original song nominated at RADIO SAKAMOTO
2017 The original song "Spinnin'Around?" Was nominated at the audition corner of Sakamoto Ryuichi's radio program RADIO SAKAMOTO. Official website
Her original song "Too Much Love" adopted as an insert song for the stage "The Drumming"
2016 Organizer: Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Prefectural Cultural Promotion Association
For Music From Okinawa's compilation CD for introducing Okinawan music at Womex (one of the largest world music expos), her 3 tracks were selected.