June 19, 2014

BEGIN, First Solo Concert in Hawaii

On May 18th, BEGIN had a solo concert,<BEGIN Yafaiian Music Concert 2014 in HAWAII> in Waikiki Shell of Honolulu, HI. “Yafaiian”, a word created by mixing a Hawaiian word and a Okinawa word means “a breeze of early summer”. With that word in the performance title, BEGIN appeared on a stage surrounded by palm trees and started out with “K Nohona Pili kai”. This song was written when an Hawaian musician, Kealiʻi Reichel, heard the song “Nada Sousou” on... Read More

November 18, 2013

BEGIN’s Second Brazilian Tour Begins

BEGIN performed the first concert of their long-awaited Brazilian tour at the Anhembi Convention Center on Friday, November 8. On this tour, BEGIN came to São Paulo, Brazil ahead of time on November 4, and spent the day attending concert press conferences with the local press, performing live on Brazil’s largest television station’s program, “Altas Horas,” and rehearsing with local Brazilian musicians. The venue was packed with Brazilian fans of all... Read More

November 17, 2011

BEGIN / Enthusiastic Audience of 6500 for 1st Live in Brazil

BEGIN, a 3-piece band from Ishigakijima held a live at Anhembi Pavilion in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 11/12(local time). This was the very first time for BEGIN to host a live in Brazil and yet, about 6500 people came out to enjoy the concert. Including their signature numbers ‘Shimanchu nu Takara’ and ‘Nada Sousou,’ they performed a total of 19 songs. BEGIN were welcomed by a warm audience of not only grownups, but also many young people. Along with Japanese... Read More

January 1, 2011


Begin is a popular Japanese three-man pop group from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan folk music, and prominently features the sanshin, an Okinawan three-stringed banjo. Perhaps their most famous song are “Shimanchunu Takara”, “Nada Sousou”. The members of ‘BEGIN’ have been friends since elementary school. They also attended the same senior high school but upon graduation all intended to go their separate... Read More