里アンナ X 佐々木俊之

里アンナ × 佐々木俊之

里アンナ:島唄・三線・竪琴  佐々木俊之:ドラム

奄美大島の唄者 里アンナとドラマー佐々木俊之の異色ユニット。

2013 年、2015 年ミュージカル「レ・ミゼラブル」にファンテーヌ役で出演。
スペインのフラメンコダンサー エバ・ジェルバブエナと共演。
2022年3rdアルバム『Beauty & The Beats』をリリース。2023年ワシントンDCで行われた全米桜祭のオープニングセレモニーに出演するなど国内外で活躍中。

Anna Sato x Toshiyuki Sasaki

Anna Sato: Vocals (shima-uta), Sanshin, Amami harp

Toshiyuki Sasaki: Drums

An alternative musical unit featuring Anna Sato, a master of shima-uta (traditional folk songs of Amami Island) and a drummer, Toshiyuki Sasaki.
Shima-uta is traditionally performed simply with singing and accompanied by a drum called chijin. This unit creates a completely new sound while embracing its fundamental composition, by combining the sounds of shima-uta, sanshin(traditional three-stringed instrument), Amami harp (traditional harp of Amami Island) and the western drums.
Sato started training shima-uta with her grandfather at the age of three and has won multiple awards since. Her major-label debut followed after performing at the opening event of EXPO2005 (Ai-chikyūhaku) produced by Kansai Yamamoto, an internationally recognized fashion designer. In 2013 and 2015, she performed in musical Les Miserables in the role of Fantine. Then she caught the eye of renowned Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and performed shima-uta in his dance production ICON. With the stage, Cuentos De Azucar (Sugar Tales), she collaborated with a leading Flamenco dancer, Eva Yerbabuena. In 2018, she sang the main theme of NHK’s long-running drama Sego-don and also appeared on the drama.
Sasaki’s poetic yet powerful drumming has gained him a following. He formed his own band, Nautilus in 2014 and put out works from a German music label, drawing more attention to his work on a global scale.
Anna SatoⅹToshiyuki Sasaki, have performed as a musical unit in Paris and also at a festival held in Corsica, in 2016, which brought them success with a international acclaim. Ever since, they have been actively performing domestically as well as internationally.