Aragaki Mutsumi


歌三線, vocal, electronics, audio-visual, soundscapes, photos, paintings

沖縄伝統音楽のディープなオキナワン グルーヴ & ソウルを核にコンテンポラリーなサウンドとヴィジュアルを革新的に融合、ユニークで前衛的な音楽を創造。
世界最大級のワールドミュージックのエキスポ WOMEX2021のOfficial Showcase Artistとして日本で6組目、沖縄からはソロとして初めて選ばれた。
ソロアルバム「Another World Of Okinawan Music」をリリース、国内外で高い評価を得る。
BBC Music Magazineの"The best world music recordings released in 2021 so far”に選ばれた。
沖縄音楽の巨匠 普久原朝喜、普久原京子の孫弟子。 

Songlines Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, WIRE Radio, Far Side Radio(イギリス)、NHK World J-Melo (日本)にて紹介された。 

WOMEX 2021(ポルトガル)、Camera Japan 2019(日本映画祭, オランダ)、Nippon Connection 2019(日本映画祭, ドイツ)、アースデイ東京 2019、New Narratives Film Festival 2016(台湾)、Jazz in Nanjo 2020(沖縄)、Trans Asia Music Meeting(沖縄)に出演。

Official website

Album「Another World Of Okinawan Music」

Aragaki Mutsumi
Okinawan classic vocal, vocal, Sanshin, electronics, audio-visual, soundscapes, photos, paintings

She progressively integrates the deep groove and soul of Okinawan traditional music with contemporary sounds and visuals, and creates an unique avant-garde music. 
She was selected by one of the biggest world music expos WOMEX2021 as the Official Showcase Artist, the 6th from Japan, and the 1st solo artist from Okinawa. 
She released her first solo album “Another World Of Okinawan Music” which garnered positive reviews from around the world. 
It was selected by BBC Music Magazine as "The best world music recordings released in 2021 so far”. 
She performs in a solo setting, traditional music with electronics, as well as performing collaboratively with Jazz musicians. 
She studied under the school of two great maestros of Okinawan traditions, Fukuhara Chouki and Fukuhara Kyouko.