Kitaro will have Asia tour this spring!!
Kitaro, whose real name is Masanori Takahashi never had any formal education in music. During his teenage years, he learnt to play the electric guitar by himself. Inspired by American R&B, he formed 'The Far East Family Band' and released two progressive rock albums. Later, during a tour to Europe in 1972, he was introduced to synthesis music and was fascinated by it. He then bought his first synthesizer and began experimenting with a rainbow of unconventional sounds.
His unique fusion of electronic artistry, traditional Japanese forms, and pop-inflected Western idioms created a rich, harmonic, and poetic sound that won the legendary artist a huge international following. Kitaro has won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Soundtrack on the movie 'Heaven and Earth', and a Grammy Award for 'Thinking of You'.
I listen to Kitaro's music since 1989, I love his music very much, specially the Silk Road series. When I am feeling stress after a hard day's work, I will listen to some light and easy music, Kitaro's music are always my first choice.
To those who are new to Kitaro's music come and listen to his music here,
Don't forget to book your ticket to Genting Highland
HEAVEN AND EARTH
UPDATE: 2 FEB 2009
Kitaro live in Genting on the 7th of March 2009
Grammy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner, he plays the guitar, keyboard, drums and he is a multi-instrumentalist composer. Genting - City of Entertainment is proud to welcome back Kitaro live in Genting on the 7th of March 2009 at the Arena of Stars. Having held a concert in Genting at the end of 2007, Kitaro is back with his brand of instrumentalist, new age, folk and electronic music.