Hanz Araki "Foreign Shore" CD Release
Doors at 6:45, concert at 7:30pm. All door tickets are $20 each.
Little Sea Records in Portland, Oregon is very proud to release Foreign Shore from award-winning flautist and singer Hanz Araki. Araki, called "an Irish music phenomenon in West Coast America" by Irish Music Magazine, has recorded a compelling collection of eleven songs and tunes from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, New Zealand, and America with longtime collaborator Cary Novotny (guitar). With additional musical contributions from Eddie Parente (strings), Lisa Ornstein (podorythmie), Colleen Raney (vocals), Bob Soper (vocals), and Mike Cody (vocals), Foreign Shore dives into the heart of a musical tradition that traveled the world as Araki's Irish and Japanese forbearers did.
Araki, whose full name is Hanzaburo after his grandfather's grandfather, is the 6th generation of his family to earn the title of Kodo Araki, a grand master of the shakuhachi. While he honed his musical ability perfecting the traditions of his father's family, his love of the music of his Irish mother's family lead to a career in Irish music that spans twenty-five years and produced ten albums. Within Foreign Shore, his eleventh release, he showcases the inherent beauty of traditional Irish music with performances that are inspired, detailed, and authentic.
PRAISE FOR HANZ ARAKI
" splendid, absolutely fabulous" BBC Wales, Celtic Heartbeat
" a gentle uplifting and definite Celtic flavour immensely talented musician from the northwest corner of America." The Irish Post
"Araki's distinctive voice, while definitely in the folk tradition, carries a lot of emotion; the instrumental work is exceptional." The Irish Edition
"(His) musicianship is superb achingly beautiful; a real delight." - Fatea Magazine
Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist HANZ ARAKI will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhrán player Colleen Raney to celebrate the release of a new album, titled Foreign Shore.
CARY NOVOTNY guitar, vocals
Cary Novotny's distinct style of guitar playing has made him one of the most sought after accompanists in traditional Irish Music. After immersing himself in Bluegrass, Country, Folk, and Classical guitar styles, Cary discovered a deep love for Irish music and turned his attention to the songs and tunes of the tradition, which he quickly mastered. In his 20+ year career, he has recorded and performed with many great Irish musicians worldwide, including Kevin Burke, The Bridies, Johnny B. Connolly, Larry Nugent, and the touring Irish dance show "Celtic Legends."
COLLEEN RANEY bodhrán, vocals
Portland, Oregon's Colleen Raney is a gifted traditional singer who recently released her fourth album, titled Here This is Home, which was recorded over the summer of 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Raney has toured both nationally and internationally, and her four solo CDs have staked her claim as a serious presence in Irish music today. Hearth Music has enthused, "Singing with a deep love for the tradition and the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from old ballads and renewing our love for Irish music" while Irish Music Magazine declares that she is "one of the best in her genre.
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