Hiroshima, one of instrumental world music's most innovative and best-selling
acts with their newest release, The Bridge on SACD! Blending Asian and North
American sensibilities that reflects both cultural and spiritual connections,
The Bridge is their first release in almost four Years.
There's an innovative convergence of styles and moods in The Bridge's eleven
tracks. The group's strong roots in Asia come to the fore on "Eternal Phoenix,"
a rhythmic, jazz montage that spotlights the sounds of Japan and India. The
Afro/Brazilian tinged "Viven" (Spanish for "They Live") is a rousing song of
life and spirit. Dedicated the Nisei (the second generation of Japanese to call
America home), "Manzanar" recalls the barren desert, barbed wire and haunting
winds endured by Kuromoto's mother in an internment camp during World War II.
Musicians: Hiroshima is: Dan Kuramoto, sax, flutes, Shakuhachi, keyboards,
vocals; June Kuramoto, Koto, percussion; Kimo Cornwell, keyboards, piano, B3;
Terry Steele, lead vocal, percussion; Dean Cortez, bass, vocals; Fred Schreuders,
guitars, vocals; Danny Yamamoto, drums, Taiko, percussion.
1. Eternal Phoenix
2. Caravan of Love
3. Shaka Phonk
6. Another Wish
7. I Just Wanna Hang Around You
11. Seven Rivers