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Haruomi Hosono Live at The Old Market

Haruomi Hosono Live at The Old Market

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Japan Sound Portrait is delighted to present the first (and possibly last) ever Brighton performance by Haruomi Hosono. One of the most revered figures within Japanese popular music, Hosono-san has played a key role in not one but two of the most influential bands the country has ever produced. After debuting as part of Apryl Fool in 1969, he went on to form Happy End in 1970 – notable for being one of the first Japanese rock bands to sing in their own language. This was followed by establishing the electronic music trio Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) with Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto in 1978 – in addition to achieving Beatles-esque levels of success within Japan, YMO were a pioneering influence on the development of electronic music genres such as hip-hop and techno around the world.
Having last visited the UK ten years ago to play as part of YMO for Massive Attack’s Meltdown Festival, Hosono-san is now returning to play his first solo shows in the country, marking the release of a new album Vu Ja De, as well as a series of retrospective releases from his solo career by Light In The Attic Records. This is a very rare opportunity to see one of the most important musical innovators of the last 50 years, as he performs material from across his career with a five piece band.

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