Amami's traditional culture, "Shima Uta," has been handed down from generation to generation through a mixture of lyrics and melodies. This special album, featuring the "Amami Citron Award" winner Shingo Maeyama, features shamisen (three-stringed Japanese banjo) and songs as well as natural sounds recorded on site.
Amami Island has been registered as a World Heritage Site and is known as the Galapagos of the East.
Blessed with rare flora and fauna, the island is rich in nature and traditional culture such as the Oshima pongee has been handed down to the present day.
One of them is Amami's "shima-uta", a nostalgic and regrettable song with unique verses that makes us feel the various histories of Amami.
In this album, Shingo Mae, who has won the Amami Citron Award for his outstanding performance, is featured on the shamisen and sings beautifully.
The beautiful shamisen music, the authentic sounds recorded in the field, the traditional culture mixed with songs and melodies.
Please enjoy the Amami shamisen.
It is now available on CROIX HEALING YouTube channel!
RELAX WORLD / Amami Oshima(World heritage) Nature Sounds with Amami Shamisen
World Natural Heritage: Soundscape of Kyora Island, Amami Oshima
World Heritage Site: Soundscape of Kyora Island, Amami Oshima
The beautiful sea of Amami Oshima and the world of natural subtropical broad-leaved trees "Soundscape of Kyora Island" The "Chura Island" (beautiful island) in Okinawa is called "Kyora Island" in Amami. It is a precious area where endemic creatures live and biodiversity remains. The beautiful sound of the shamisen, recorded on site, gives the sensation of being played right there! Please enjoy the healing images and music of beautiful nature.
Sound Treatment - Nature Sound Trip with Amami Shamisen -" is the edited version of the music in the video.
The video of the healing Amami Oshima Island can also be viewed on the CROIX HEALING YouTube channel "4K Beautiful Orient | Oriental Landscape that Heals the Heart".
Shingo Maeyama Profile
Born in 1983 in Naze, Amami Oshima.
At the age of 19, he was struck by a shima-uta song he happened to hear and entered the world of traditional music.
In 2005, he won the Newcomer's Prize of the Amami Minyo Grand Prize.
His CD "Hoshiyuru Shima Nu Uta" won the Grand Prize of the Amami Folk Song Awards. In 2011, at the 32nd Amami Min'yo Contest, he was awarded the Grand Prize, the first male singer in 10 years and the first male singer in the youth division to win the Grand Prize.
He has been active in Amami Oshima and has performed all over the country and the world while working as a welfare worker for the elderly at a local health care facility.
The beautiful, clear indigo blue sky and sea. The mountains with their deep and powerful green endlessly.
I grew up on Amami Oshima Island, which is rich in nature, and I continue to sing shima-uta while living there. This time, I recorded the shamisen and the song to the melody of the nature of Amami, a place I am very proud of. Amami's shima-uta. Since the distant past, our ancestors have continued to play this song and shamisen, no matter how harsh the times, and have never ceased to do so. I am proud of the fact that I was able to preserve the harmony that can only be created here. I hope that this rich nature and traditional culture will continue to live on forever. I would be very happy if such thoughts of mine could reach you in the form of sound.
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Title：Sound Treatment 〜Nature Sound Trip with Amami Shamisen〜
Release：December 10, 2021
tr. 01 Asabana-bushi (Kuninao Coast) feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 02 Itokuri-bushi (Sakihara) feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen)
tr. 03 Shiomichi Nagahama-bushi (Honohoshi Beach) feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen)
tr. 04 Nagaun-bushi (Amami nature observation forest) feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 05 Yachabo bushi (Amami Shizen Kankyo no Mori) feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 06 Kuru-dando-bushi feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen, Vocal)
tr. 07 Imanu Kazeun-busi feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen, Vocal)
tr. 08 Nagare Kiryagaribushi feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 09 Mankoi-bushi (Kurasaki Beach) feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 10 Muchakana-bushi (Kuninao Coast) feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen)
tr. 11 Yoisurabushi (Tehiro coast) feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 12 Gagariyo Kotobushi feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen)
tr. 13 Subaru yado bushi feat. Shingo Maeyama (Shamisen)
tr. 14 Shunkin-bushi feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen, Vocal)
tr. 15 Kyunyakanabushi (Utsunomiya) feat. Shingo Maeyama(Shamisen)
Sound Treatment Series
Sound Treatment 〜Beautiful Piano〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Relaxing Sleep〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Okinawa Slow Life〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Beautiful Sleep〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Relaxing Piano〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Meditation music〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Relaxing Music〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Healing Piano〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Meditation〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Healing Blue〜
Sound Treatment 〜Deep Calm〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Sweet Dreams〜
Sound Treatment 〜Loving Kindness Meditation〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Refreshing Mind 〜
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Sound Treatment 〜soothing relaxation 〜
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Sound Treatment 〜Calm Piano 〜
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