Tag Archive: koto

May 18

[live report] Neo Blues Maki and happyfunsmile at Brooklyn Botanic Garden 4/30/2011

The tri-state area has no shortage of cherry blossom festivals in April. When their sakura trees are in full bloom, parks across the region celebrate the hanami season with performances and vendors. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri is easily a standout and arguably the best of the bunch. Boasting the garden’s superior beauty and …

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Apr 27

[review] On Ensemble: Ume in the Middle

Article by Shay of Sparkplugged.net On Ensemble (pronounced “Ohn”) pulls traditional Japanese music up by its roots and replants it in rich soil, fertilized by modern style and sensibility. The band’s latest album, Ume in the Middle, features a fresh synthesis of east and west and innovation and tradition, that provides the context for On …

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