January 1, 2011

Yukito Ara

Sangen (shamisen), Vo. Born on December 16th, 1967, in Shiraho, Ishigaki City of Okinawa Prefecture. Sagittarius. Blood type A. Studied Yaeyama folk song under his father from age 11. Won the grand prize at the “Yaeyama Koten Ongaku Concours” at the age of 17. Began living in Naha at the age of 18 for college education. The atmosphere of Naha has had a big influence on his music, which creates a unique sound of his own. With his soulful voice and emotional sangen, he keeps... Read More