Hiromitsu Agatsuma Music Video [AKATSUKI] from Brand New Album [NuTRAD] The “tradition and innovation”-minded Tsugaru shamisenist’s ambitious new work fuses shamisen and EDM.
HIROMITSU AGATSUMA, a Shamisen player performs to the world paying respect the Japanese tradition under the theme "tradition and innovation." His music video "AKATSUKI" was released from the latest album "NuTRAD" ("Akatsuki" means "Dawn" in English)
Bringing Tsugaru Shamisen into EDM, "AKATSUKI" became an expressive piece of Agatsuma’s album themed “bringing excitement to the world through traditional instruments”. DJ'TEKINA SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe who was in charge of the sound track, appears in the video as a DJ. Known as a Vocaloid Producer, he is also known for working on the sound track of world-renown artists, BABYMETAL. “DAZZLE" is a highly renowned group of dancers in South East Asia and the Middle East, and can be seen performing in the video. Furthermore, Tsunao Yamai, a renowned Japanese traditional Komparu style NOH premier performer, a holder of Japanese important intangible cultural property under comprehensive accreditation, proudly demonstrates his original performance with EDM music. Mr. Yamai served as an official Japanese cultural envoy in 2014, made a great contribution to promote World Intangible Heritage, Noh, and its music to the world. The video is now available on YouTube as well as on AppleMusic.