Official website for Minyo Station
Minyo Station presents "the new contemporary style of Japanese folk music" and offers a totally "UNIQUE" sound.
"Minyo Station's music and their performance brought such a joy to our audience's ears and eyes.
The musicians' incredible talents, combined with their strong commitment to engaging the audience through their own music created an enjoyable, energetic concert where every single audience member, regardless of his or her age, was able to appreciate and learn more about Japanese traditional music.
Minyo Station is one of a kind, especially, because they blend Japanese traditional music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music. This brilliant fusion captures the audience's attention and invites everyone to the moments of enchantment."
By Claire Kim-Shin, Senior Music Program Coordinator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA)
A Unique Japanese folk music + American jazz troupe that delights music fans from all cultures!
Female vocalists dressed in beautiful kimono sing traditional folk songs in Japanese, with a passion and sincerity similar to American country music singers in the tradition of Patsy Cline, with some great jazz improv threaded throughout. This is a cross-genre musical experience you won’t want to miss! Highly recommended!
- By Deborah Grant, Producer, JapanFest Atlanta
Yu Ooka and Kimo Cornwell have started a new project called "Bamboo X".
More details will be up soon.
You can hear a little bit of what they do in this below video.