Title:USA: NEW AGE MUSICIAN KITARO RELEASES A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Date:10th December 1996
Summary:KITARO (SOUNDBITE JAPANESE) TALKING ABOUT NEW ALBUM
Location:LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA AND MUSIC VIDEO LOCATIONS
Story Text: New Age musical phenomenon, Kitaro created his version of holiday cheer at a rehearsal in West Hollywood on Tuesday (December 10) The Japanese-born musician is re-releasing the "Little Drummer Midnight Clear" from his album, "Peace On Earth" comprising songs taken from cultures around the world.
Kitaro has built an international reputation with his trademark synthesizer music. He sold 10 million copies worldwide and two million in the United States in 1987 from his album "Light of the Spirit." The musician won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Film Score" for Oliver Stone's "Heaven & Earth" and received acclaim for his recent album "An Enchanted Evening" (1995).
Heavily influenced by new age pioneers such as Claus Schools and Tangerine Dream, Kitaro formed the Far East Family Band in the 1970's.
He applied Japanese influences to create sounds that came to be known as "mind music" and became on of the front-runners of the style.
Kitaro's home and recording operation is based in Boulder, Colorado.
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