Sakura Sakura

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Sakura, Sakura is a centuries-old traditional melody celebrating Japan's unofficial national flower, the cherry blossom. Famous all over the world, this theme is given a reflective setting by Honshuku, who created the arrangement in response to the suffering caused by the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leak in northeastern Japan in 2011. (For information on aiding the victims of these disasters, please take a moment to visit anonemusic.com/helpJapan.)

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from Racha Fora, released November 1, 2011
Composed and arranged by Hiroaki Honshuku
Hiroaki Honshuku - flute
Rika Ikeda - violin
Mauricio Andrade - guitar
Rafael Russi - bass
Fernando

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Racha Fora Boston, Massachusetts

"Let's go!" is one of the many possible translations of Racha Fora (pronounced "hasha fora"), but the one most apropos to this ensemble might be "branch line"—in this case running from Brazil to Japan, a link older and deeper than you might imagine. Racha Fora's sound is, appropriately, at once delicate and propulsive, acoustic and electronic, and fleet of finger and mind. ... more

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