L' Esprit de l' ENKA Naoki Kita & Thoru Nishijima

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Album info

Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
27.06.2019

Label: UNAMAS

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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Formats & Prices

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FLAC 192 $ 14.90
MQA $ 15.70
  • 1Funauta05:35
  • 2Red Bridge06:38
  • 3Arirang03:22
  • 4Sake Ballad05:04
  • 5When The Rain of Acacia Ceases03:35
  • 6Solveig's Song03:01
  • 7Lullaby of Itsuki05:01
  • 8Home Town06:04
  • Total Runtime38:20

Info for L' Esprit de l' ENKA



What is Enka? Music that sings the grief of life flowing in the heart of the Japanese music "Enka, Glossy, Troubadour..." The sorrow that resonates our soul.

That must be what is called "ENKA". A unique album that asks the world "ENKA" by UNAMAS Label.

Two Artis resonate moment and moment and produce a completely new interpretation and performance, the essence of the World Wide Enka you hear for the first time! What was brought to create? The spirits of ENKA.

Naoki Kita, gat string violin
Toru Nishijima, double bass



Naoki Kita
After graduating from Kunitachi College of Music, Kita went to England to learn composition and arrangement. He studied under tango violinist Fernando Suarez Paz in Argentina and joined bandoneon player Ryota Komatsu on his South American concert tour. After that, he gained experience in tango, progressive rock, Arabian music, and free jazz. In recent years, he has been putting his focus on playing improvisational music and his own compositions, both in and outside of Japan. In addition, he has collaborated with Japanese traditional musicians, Korean traditional musicians, and contemporary dancers. He has also performed in Europe many times. He has played with Barre Phillips (contrabasss), Jean Laurent Sasportes (solo dancer of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Sebastian Gramms (contrabass), Rodger Turner (drums), Tristan Honsinger (cello) and so on.He has been garnering attention as one of the most radical violinists in Japan.

Booklet for L' Esprit de l' ENKA

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