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WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:54 pm


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WAGAKKI BAND

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Wagakki Band, is a Japanese traditional instruments orchestra and rock band mainly consisting of highly-skilled musicians who have Japanese traditional music backgrounds and lead by Yuko Suzuhana, a talented shigin instructor, singer-songwriter, and pianist who is very popular in the Nico Nico Douga scene. Their music is a perfect fusion between .VOCALOID, rock and Japanese traditional music

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Yuko Suzuhana (Vocals)

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Yuko began studying the piano at age three and shigin from age five. She graduated from the Tokyo College of Music’s Piano Program.
Yuko is currently active as a shigin instructor, singer-songwriter, and pianist. In December 2011 she won the Grand Prize at the Nationwide Contest of the Nippon Columbia Japan Poem Recitation Competition. At present, she is in charge of vocals, shigin, and piano for Hanafugetsu, a Japanese-style band. She was also selected as Miss Nico Nama 2011 in the Niconico Douga Festival, and performed at Niconico Cho Party 2012. Yuko currently hosts Ibakira★NIGHT, a program on Ibakira TV.

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Kiyoshi Ibukuro (Koto)

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Kiyoshi was born in Tokyo. During high school he began performing in China when he was dispatched there by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has performed in a total of eight countries outside of Japan, including Vietnam, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, and South Korea.
In Japan, Kiyoshi’s performances have been covered in a wide range of media, and he has also published a collection of arrangements from ZEN-ON Music Company.
Kiyoshi explores the possibilities of the koto as a Japanese instrument. In addition to traditional Japanese music.

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Daisuke Kaminaga (Shakuhachi)

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Daisuke was born in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. He began to play the Shakuhachi at the age of 18, then he was awarded a master license of Tozan-style Shakuhachi and got a master name called “YoZan.”

Daisuke appeared on the stage in more than 10 countries and of numerous large-scale events including the world biggest music convention, SXSW (Texas, USA) and Japanese cultural event, Japan Expo (Paris, France).

Since Daisuke loves video game music, he conveys its charm through “Playing Works" series, the collaboration project with the well-known composers.

Daisuke has his own school in Tokyo, and teaches in several colleges and universities. He also enjoys the activities for young people through the performance in local schools in Iwaki, Fukushima.

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Beni Ninagawa (Tsugaru Jamisen)

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Beni was born in Kyoto. She began studying the Tsugaru Jamisen and minyo (Japanese folk singing) at the age of four.
After working as a model and actress, Beni currently participates in many performances as a Tsugaru Jamisen musician.
She is renowned for the videos she has uploaded of her performances of anime and Vocaloid songs under the “Played It” category.

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Kurona (Wadaiko)

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Kurona encountered the wadaiko at age three, and joined a professional wadaiko group in Tokyo at age nine, where he studied traditional performing arts. Afterwards, he became an independent musician.
In addition to performances in more than 15 countries, Kurona is active in a wide range of fields inside and outside Japan including magazines, TV, and stage performance.
Kurona uses the wadaiko, a traditional instrument, to create new types of music. He also collaborates frequently with other musicians and artists.
Kurona has served as a judge for the Central Competition in the Tokyo High School Culture Festival’s Folk Entertainment Division sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.
In addition, Kurona takes part in performances and recording with a variety of artists, including wadaiko choreography guidance for the Blazing Rhythms, Countdown, and The Legend of Mythica events at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea.

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Machiya (Guitar)

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Guitarist Machiya enjoys overwhelming popularity in Niconico Douga’s renowned “Played It” category. The masterful video of his performance of “Night of Nights,” a famous song from video game Toho Project, has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
Machiya is also the guitarist and vocalist of m:a.ture, a tremendously popular band in the Indie music scene.
In addition, Machiya participates in performances and tours with a diverse range of artists, such as serving as the guitarist for the nationwide tour by Tsutomu Ishizuki (formerly of FANATIC◇CRISIS).

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Asa (Bass)

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Asa is gaining ever-greater popularity on Niconico Douga as a user of Vocaloid.
The video he posted in July 2012 of “Yoshiwara Lament,” a Vocaloid song, has been viewed more than 800,000 times.  This song has also been performed by different artists on Niconico Douga. Moreover, it has been turned into a novel (published by AlphaPolis) that has drawn great praise.
A member of EXIT TUNES, Asa also participates in its EXIT TUNES ACADEMY festival. He took part in a nationwide tour this summer that stopped at five Zepp venues throughout Japan.

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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:05 pm


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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:34 pm


bopiang

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yepp 1listen to them among others. Yuko Suzuhana has quite some other band too, really good depending on ur liking,.


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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:08 am


Hyuga

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So awesome. I found out about Wagakki a few weeks ago and I have come to like them a lot!
Definitely something special going on.


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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:33 pm


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new PV


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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:52 am


amkieran

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Beni <3 Her awesomeness rivals Tomomi's. I love Wagakki Band and cannot wait for a second album.

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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:42 pm


tonymiller

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A Japanese friend told me about this band and I really like them.


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Re: WAGAKKI BAND
Posted on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:56 pm


shirokun

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Yeah Beni is awesome! And I think it's funny that Korona looks all visual kei considering his instrument.


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