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World music composer Kitaro, real name Masinori Takahashi, has won a Golden Globe Award, had five Grammy Award nominations, and recorded more than two dozen albums during his distinguished career. Kitaro was born on February 12th, 1953 in the village of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. His was a traditional Japanese vegetable farming family; and though raised in a culture that has become increasingly Westernized, he has learned to hold traditional values as most important. As a youth, Kitaro's favourite activity was playing tennis and while in high school considered pursuing a career in this sport. It was while at high school he got the nickname. of "Kitaro". He says it is a word that doesn't mean anything anti he cannot even really be sure of how lie got it or who gave it to him, but it has stuck with him ever since. When Kitaro began listening to American and English rhythm and blues artists in the 1960's he soon after decided to become a musician instead.

His first instrument was the guitar and he went on to form his first band, Albatross, with his school mates. Later lie was to become a member, as lead guitarist, of the Far East Family Band, which was to achieve a degree of respect and sales in Japan.

During the recording of one of the two Far East Family Band's albums, Kitaro was in the studio when lie observed another musician playing a Moog Synthesiser. This early 1970's invention was later to have a vast influence on music, as it has done to this clay. It was the same for Kitaro. He immediately felt the keyboard synthesiser was a much more versatile instrument than the guitar in terms of contemporary or pop music, so he bean experimenting with it.

At this time, Kitaro was truly all innovative pioneer because there were very few other popular musicians working with the Moog Synthesiser, and he was among the only recording artists who was solely instrumental.

He performed his first concert at the Koseinenkin Kaikan Little Hall in Tokyo in August, 1979. It was Sold out. His popularity grew unbelievably fast; his first show had a capacity of 700 people. By his fourth show no less than 5,000 people came to his show at the Nagoya City Athletic Hall.

Kitaro's popularity immediately led him to be commissioned to write the theme music to a national Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) documentary about the ancient 'silk road' that linked Europe with China. The TV series went on to become idle of the most famous in Japanese television history and was successfully exported to literally, dozens of nations around the world. To this day, the 'Silk Road' titles are among tile best selling of Kitaro's career, selling many thousands each year, nearly twenty years after their release. At the end of 1980 he was given the unique opportunity' to have a live concert broadcast both on television and radio in his homeland. It was estimated that 40 million Japanese watched and listened to his music at midnight, December 31st 1980. Kitaro has scored music for other films as well, including 'Queen Millenia', 'The Soong Sisters' (expected to be released in 1999) and 'Heaven and Earth'. His 1997 release, 'Cirque Ingenieux' is the musical accompaniment to a Broadway style show that has been touring America since mid-1997.

In 1986 Kitaro left his original recording label in Japan and signed a long-term deal with a production company called Amuse America, which later evolved into Domo Records. From 1986 until 1993 Kitaro's albums were released worldwide by Geffen Records, one of the largest record companies in the world.

From 1994 his releases have appeared on Domo Records which has also been rereleasing his old works with their original artwork and using state-of-the-art technology to improve the sound quality, which pleases Kitaro immensely.

Today, Kitaro's music is increasingly progressive, full of innovative touches. Often written, arranged and produced by the musician himself, it is a haunting study in contrasts which takes its cue from nature and spirit, qualities which are of the utmost importance to Kitaro. Resonant with exotic Japanese, Tibetan, Native American and African instruments, as well as the more familiar guitar, flute and drums, his music shimmers one minute and rumbles the next. By turns soothing and stirring, atonal and rhythmic, orchestral, full and dramatic, yet always surprisingly intimate, with the ability to transport the listener on a far-reaching musical journey which draw refrains of East, West and beyond. While still extensively using the keyboard synthesiser, Kitaro has tought himself to play dozens of instruments and now uses all of them in the writing and recording process. As a result, an ever increasing number of listeners have come to appreciate the artistry of' Kitaro.

He became even more accessible b), collaborating with such high-profile, popular musicians as vocalist Jon Anderson of YES and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead.

By the end of 1998, he had sold more than twelve million albums worldwide - three million in the US alone.

Kitaro maintains a home in Japan, but has lived in the US for the past six years on a 180 acre estate outside Boulder, Colorado, where he is inspired by the majestic mountain views outside his 800 sq.m. home studio, called Moochi House.

He returns to Japan frequently, and each year he performs his famous Taiko drum marathon at the base of Mount Fuji. His great love of this percussive instrument led Kitaro to conduct 450 Japanese Taiko drummers at the closing ceremony of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

He has been married twice, now to Keiko Takahashi, a Japanese musician and dancer who tours with him. He has a teenage son from his first marriage who continues to live in Japan.

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Kitaro: Best of Kitaro Vol. 1

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Kitaro: Dream

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First released by Geffen Records in 1993. Dream features the incomparable vocals of YES legend, Jon Anderson. This was the first time that Kitaro ever used lyrical singing on a recording. For this reason and the sheer quality of music, it has become on-a of the best selling Kitaro releases in many years.

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Kitaro: Enchanted Evening

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Kitaro: Gaia

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First released in 1998. A concept album meant as a tribute by Kitaro to the planet. The word 'Gaia' loosely translates to 'mother earth'. 'Onbashira' is a Japanese festival in which devoted followers pay special homage to Earth through a symbolic spiritual performance of cutting down and re-planting the trees required for the ritual building of one of Japan's oldest structures, the Suwa Grand Shrine.


Distinguished by warmth and emotion, "Feeling," according to Kitaro, is the most important element of his music. In the artist's new release, Kitaro embarks cm a journey deeply, rooted in centuries old tradition mid respect for our planet, GAIA, mother earth.

Inspired by, the Onbashira Matsuri or Pillar Festival, much of the music contained in GALA centers on this - the largest and most grand of events which takes place every seven years.

As one of the three oldest and most ornate structures of its kind, the rebuilding of Japan's Suwa Grand Shrine is the focus of the celebration. The origin of the festival first appears 1,200 years ago in Japan's first book of writings, the Kojiki. In those days, the people living in the country of Shinano-no-kuni, today's Nagano, would take part iii the spiritual Onbashira Matsuri every seven years, on the anniversary of the rebuilding of the structure.

"We should all respect nature – always.
– KITARO, 1998

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Kitaro: In Person Digital

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Kitaro: Ki

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Kitaro: Kojiki

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This story is adapted from the original Kojiki, the ancient chronicle of the creation of Japan.

Hajimari (In the Beginning)
In the beginning, the heavens and the earth were one. The sky was a mass of angry black clouds and the sea was nothing more than a seething, murky swamp. Life as we know it did not exist.

Then one day the clouds began to swirl and grow, thunder crashed and a terrible rain began to fall. It rained night and day for weeks and months, as if it had done so forever.

At last the rain stopped, and the heavens and the earth had separated. From the waters and the mud the gods began to appear, like young shoots of grass springing forth from the earth.

This is how the world began.

Sozo (The Birth of a Land)
The last of the gods to raise up from the chaos were Izanagi and the goddess Izanami. From the Bridge of Rainbows in Takamagahara, far above where the other gods live, they stirred the sea with seat. When they withdrew the spear, the drops of mud that fell from it created most beautiful group of islands. Izanagi and Izanami went to live in the land, and were married. There, Izanami gave birth to many gods including those of the wind, the sea, the mountains and the earth.

Koi (Love and The Death of Izanami)
The last god to be born was tie god of fire, after which Izanami did. Her death caused her son Mikoto, the god of the night, terrible pain and grief. At last his father Izanagi, disturbed at his son's weakness, expelled him from the land of the gods. After much wandering, Mikoto found himself in a village terrorized by the Eight-Headed Dragon and where the beautiful maiden Kushinadahime lived. It is here that Mikoto first discovered love.

Orochi (The Eight-Headed Dragon)
The Dragon was a terrible creature with eyes as red as Chinese lanterns. It had eight giant heads and tails long enough to span eight mountains and valleys. The monster dragon had already destroyed the village and devoured Kushinadahime's seven sisters, and it was feared he would soon return to claim the fair maiden. Using all of his cunning and strength Mikoto defeated the monster in a long and brutal battle.

Nageki (Sorrow in a World of Darkness)
After Mikoto was thrown out the land of the gods, his sister Hikaru goddess of the sun, took pity on hM and invited him to come live with her in Takamaga-hara. Mikoto was happy to do so, but his mischief soon caused Hikaru much grief. Hikaru fell into great despair and went to hide in the Celestial Rock Cave, plunging the world into total darkness. For this, Mikoto thrown out of Takamagahara.

Matsuri (The Festival)
Mikoto prayed and prayed to father Izanagi to get Hikaru to come out from the cave. Meanwhile, some of the other gods gathered around the cave to sing aid dame in a happy and joyous festival. Hikaru, thinking it strange that people were holding a festival in a dark and cold world, opened the stone gate before the cave to see what was happening. Just then Tajikaro, the god of strength, pushed away the stone anti pulled Hikaru from the cave. The festival had been nothing but a trick.

Reimei (The New Down)
As Hiraku came out from tile cave, her light shown brilliantly in Takagamahara and throughout all the lands. Flowers began to bloom, birds began to sing and peace returned. With Hiraku's blessing, Mikoto and Kushinadahime were married and lived happily ever after. It was the beginning of a new dawn in Yamato (Japan).

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Kitaro: Light of the Spirit

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First released by Geffen Records in 1987. This CD earned Kitaro his very first Grammy Award nomination, for the track `The Field'. 1987 was also the year of the very first Kitaro tour of the United States which sold out shows from coast-to-coast. The music expresses Kitaro's vision of life, death and rebirth and continued his musical exploration of the life cycle. Also the first album which saw Kitaro extensively using American musicians and a vocalist.

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Kitaro: Mandala

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First released in 1994. Kitaro's first album for Domo features several titles that have become fast favourites in his live performances, and none more so than the Grammy Award nominated 'Dance Of Sarasvati'. The first album to be recorded in Kitaro's Moochi House studio in Colorado.

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Kitaro: Oasis

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Kitaro: Peace on Earth

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1. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Germany)
2. Silent Night (Germany)
3. Angels We Have Heard On High (France)
4. Joy To The World / Tile First Noel (England)
5. Little Drummer Boy (America)
6. Jingle Bells (America)
7. Rosa Mystica (Germany)
8. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (England)
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England)
10. A La Nanita Nana (Spain)
11. O Holy Night (France)
12. The Great Spirit (America)

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Kitaro: Silk Road, Vol 2

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Kitaro: Soong Sisters

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Three sisters who had eventful lives during the traumatic evolution of modern China.

Three sisters were dreaming of the new age. At the beginning of the past century, there were three sisters in China brought up in an unconventional way by their parents but with a lot of love. Coming back from America where they were studying, each of them chose a completely different partner from the others.

The oldest one married the heir of a wealthy financial group who made his company even bigger, big enough to influence the Chinese economy. The second daughter fell in love with a communist revolutionary, married him despite her family's wishes and devoted herself to the revolution with him, later becoming the Vice Chairman. The youngest daughter married an ambitious nationalist army commander.

The revolutionary and the army commander, who destroyed the previous dynasty and founded the new China, became enemies later and the revolutionary was defeated just before the whole Chinese nation was united. The agitation in those days in China tore the sisters apart as well as the nation itself. The sisters trifled with the irony of fate, got through the Imperial over-throw, the Japan-China war and then the Chinese civil war with equal amounts of love & hate.

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Kitaro: Tenku

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First released by Geffen Records in 1986. The word 'tenku' can be translated as meaning `heavenly sky' which Kitaro thought truly epitomised the manner in which his Japanese home studio embraced the top of the Japanese Alps. The studio, located in Yasaka, was built in a 200 year old farmhouse and saw Kitaro use it extensively in the years before he moved to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The themes of Tenku are the fleeting, but joyful memory flashes and impressions of childhood.

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Kitaro: Thinking of You

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World of Kitaro: Music for the Spirit

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Domo Records presents: Music For The Spirit is a collection of the finest World Music and new instrumental music available today. From the lush and exotic sounds of the Far East to the driving and challenging music from the East Los Angeles cityscape, the selections on this sampler have been chosen for their excellence and individuality. This release is built around three contributions from KITARO, the artist many consider the founding father of New Age music. Fittingly we have included two other artists from Asia (China and Tibet) that have come to prominence through their association with KITARO. NAWANG KHECHOG is perhaps the most celebrated musician from his native land and his latest contributions can be heard on the soundtrack to the film SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. YU-XIAO GUANG is from mainland China and he has gained much notoriety in his nation but has not been heard much outside China before KITARO discovered him. He now has gained additional credit by composing scores for films in Japan. There is much to discover on this disc and much of it is to be found in non-Asian music by non-Asian artists. For example today there is so much Latino music rising from not only Spain and Latin America, but the Southeast of the United States. Domo is proud to present several new artists who are influenced by this type of music - and not all of them are of Latino extraction. In fact, nouveau-Flamenco guitarists BENEDETTI & SVOBODA of GUITAR DREAMS are of Italian and Czech backgrounds. A soothing but uplifting collection, MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT is an eloquent reflection of the multicultural world which we increasingly live in and a testament to the value of music created to last forever. We hope you enjoy all of it, or most of it; and if you are interested in learning more about our artists, please feel free to contact us.

1. "Dance of the Sarasvati" by KITARO
from the Album MANDALA

In Mandala, his Domo Records' debut, Kitaro adds to his original spirit in a new-classical symphony that is filled with multiple levels of emotion, throught and meaning.

2. "Lunar Dance" by LUIS PEREZ
from the album TALES OF ASTRAL TRAVELERS

Perhaps the world's foremost authority on the ancient mystical music of the Central American Aztecs, Toltecs and the Mayans, multi-imstrumental Luis Perez presents to its his unique blend of music front today and of two millennia ago!

3. "Peace Through Kindness" by NAWANG KHECHOG
from the olbum KITARO'S WORLD OF MUSIC

Kitaro's World of Music featuring Nawang Khechog one of Tibet's foremost contemporary musicians, Nawang performed at the legendary Tibetan Freedom Concert. His stirring music is featured in the filth and sottudtrack SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

4. "Solar System Trapeze" by KITARO
from the album CIRQUE INGENIEUX

Kitaro breaks into Broadway with the unforgettable sound score especially created, composed and performed for the exciting production, CIRQUE INGENIEUX.

5. "Mau" by KAZUHIKO IKEGAMI
from the album REFLECTIONS

Reflections presents an international medley of seven artists, each of whom brings a unique musical expression to this exquisite collection. This is a bit of musical magic, an uplifting and exciting collection of twelve new instrumental compositions.

6. "New Moon" by LUIS VILLEGAS
from the album CAFE OLÉ

Guitarist Luis Villegas' brand of Latin music is equal parts infectious rhythms, languid hypnotic jams and intricate, unforgettable melodies. Hailing from East Los Angeles, his band percolates with passion and percussion.

7. "The Field" by KITARO
from the album THE LIGHT Of THE SPIRIT

This is, the keyboardist's Grammy nominated single. Co-produced with Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart, a longtime Kitaro admirer, The Light of the Spirit continues Kitaro's exploration of the life cycle.

8. "Salamanca" by BENEDETTI & SVOBODA
from the album GUITAR DREAMS

The artistry of Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda brings to the world of music a crosscultural celebration of Flamenco guitar. From peaceful, soulful expressions to fiery, impassioned rumbas, Benedetti & Svoboda are masters. Traditional Spanish Flamenco flair to southwest Novelle Flamenco nuance, Guitar Dreams has it all.

9. "A Western Wind" by DAVE EGGAR
from the album SERENITY

Though quite a young man, pianist Dave Eggar has already received some of the greatest honours an American musician can achieve. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall and has since been named a Presidential Scholar of' the Arts.

10. "Linden" by YU-XIAO GUANG
from the album KITARO'S WORLD Of MUSIC

Kitaro's World of Music featuring a Yu-Xiao Guang inaugurated Domo Records series of recordings introducing Kitaro discovered artists from around the world to contemporary Western listeners. "The talents of Chinese Hulquin (Violin) player Yu-Xiao Guang was prominently featured on Kitaro's Golden Globe Award winning soundtrack for the film HEAVEN AND EARTH.

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World of Kitaro: Nawang Khechog

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Kitaro's World of Music - Featuring Nawang Khechog
MEANING OF THE TIBETAN LYRICS:

KARUNA:
(A) Loving others so dearly as if we have found a precious jewel.
(B) Respecting everyone in all situations.
(C) Watching and purifying one's own heart in every moment of life.
(D) Giving special care to the disadvantaged fellow beings, as if one has discovered a great treasure.
(E) Taking loss and offering victory to those who are mean and abusive to us out of their jealousies.
(F) To regard those who are ungrateful as a supreme teacher to improve their patience.
(G) In conclusion, to quietly and without boastfulness offer all the goodness in the universe to others, and take all the problems and sufferings of others into one's self.
(H) Finally, to engage into these altruistic practices without ego, self-interest and expectations.

* this Tibetan peace poem was composed by the great master Lang-ri-Tang-pa during the 11 th century.

THANKSGIVING TO MOTHER EARTH:
May people on this planet, conserve and protect the forests, wild life species and the environment by practicing contentment and less greedy ways of life.

PEACE THROUGH KINDNESS:
May peace prevail in the world. May all be kind to each other.

Nawang's Flute
Up above the thunderclouds and beyond the wildflowers, up where the air is thin, Nawang sat silently in a cave for seven years occasionally playing his flute at sunset.

Before the notes evaporated and were transformed into an evening mist, they were heard by the mountain goats, which stopped chewing and turned their heads to listen because the god-like melodies filled them with wonderment and made them want to dance.
– Joan Baez

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World of Kitaro: Yu-Xiao Guang

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Kitaro's World of Music - Featuring Yu-Xiao Guang

Musicians:
Huquin: YU-XIAO GUANG
Flute: KRISTIN STORDAHL KANDA
Harp: PAMELA ELDRIDGE
Classical Guitar: MASA KAZU ITO
Violin: ANASTASIA PATZER
Violin: SIRI GEENEN
Cello: KATHRYN CROSBY
Viola: JULIET BERZSENYI

Kitaro's WORLD OF MUSIC featuring Yu-Xiao Guang will inaugurate DOMO Records new series of recordings introducing Kitaro-discovered artists from around the world to contemporary western listeners.

"I'm always looking for new sounds and gifted performers" says Kitaro, the award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer.

Aimed at sophisticated Kitaro fans, Kitaro's WORLD OF MUSIC featuring Yu-Xiao Guang highlights the talents of Chinese Huquin (violin) player Yu-Xiao Guam, whose inspired playing was prominently featured on Kitaro's Golden Globe Award winning soundtrack for the film Heaven and Earth.

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