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Spiritual qualities hidden in a voice...the voice and words become a song. A powerful, soulful singing voice invokes ancient memories contemplating the concept and meaning of life.

1969 - Born
• Musical activities began at the age of 16 in Fukuoka, including performances at live music venues and events.
• Yamaha popular music contest vocal category championship.
• Became fascinated with soulful music at the age of 17, she started to build her music career in the world of African American music including Gospel, Seoul, R & B and JAZZ.

1996 – Visited New York City, U.S.A.
• Live-in program and vocal lessons/voice training in the studio of Gordon Dukes (Soul, R&B Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bandleader) and learned staging at the same time.
• Performed with the Halsey Gospel Group in a church in downtown Harlem.

1998 – Visited Africa to delve further into the origins of black music.
• Roamed the African Continent for one year, sensing joy, sorrow, and life through musical interaction with local people.
• Performed with a local orchestra in a wedding parade, participated in a Masai "Praying for rain festival " and joined sessions in many festivities in the street and open spaces in many areas.

After returning home, performed in activities to convey the importance of the borderless joys of music to schoolchildren as a guest elementary school teacher, inspiring their curiosity and imagination.

In parallel to artist activities, serving as lecturer at a professional music school while concentrating on nurturing the young.

Costar with Keith Middleton (N.Y. Off Broadway “STOMP” main cast) and YAMAZEN (King of Rock Blues) Hideaki Masago (authority of the healing music world)

Hiroki Miyano (global jazz guitarist) Seiichi Yamamura (group percussionist)
Yuji Enomoto (African percussionist), Yukitaka Nagami (jazz pianist), Phil Perry (gospel singer)

Performing with artists of various fields and receiving high evaluations. Formed a duo and performing throughout Japan with guitarist Pepe Ito. Playing with top musicians from all the countries of the world now.

Solo recording and concert activities mainly in Kyushu and requests from many places throughout the entire country.

2000: Journey to INSIDE CD live release @ ZEPP FUKUOKA

2004: NAGUN Kansai, Kanto tour

2005: Participated in Hideaki Masago "Wind Hunter" CD release live tour as a recording member

2006: Released DVD of picture book series "Whale under the moonlight"

2009: Kuro Isanishiki (black malt shochu) TVCM song

2012: Performance at Mount Fuji festival – FumoToppara - "All of life in nature to people"

2013: Performance at Nakasu JAZZ Festival

2013-2014: Performance at “Hakata X'mas Market in Light”

2014: Performance at Nakasu JAZZ Festival with Keith Middleton from N.Y. Off Broadway "STOMP"


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