安里屋ユンタオーバードライブ Asadoya Yunta Overdrive (Okinawa)

Here’s a new bonus track we’ve added to the album ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes – our version of a traditional shima uta (island song) from 沖縄 (Okinawa).

Dave Black – sanshin, harmonica, field recordings
Nat da Hatt – acoustic & electric guitars, electronics
Cylvi Manthyng – shakuhachi

As you can hear, the music of Okinawa is quite distinct from that of mainland Japan.

Cylvi M: White Suit Walking

A series of performance art pieces conceived & performed by Cylvi Manthyng

Cylvi M at Buddha’s foot, Kyoto 京都

These recordings were made on my first visit to Japan in 2007, on a side-trip while living in South Korea.

I subsequently lived in Okinawa in 20112012, and travelled further around Kyushu and Honshu.
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