元ちとせ (Hajime Chitose)


[元ちとせ (Hajime Chitose)]

Hajime Chitose could have adopted a Western singing style to great effect, but trained in the folk music of her hometown, she instead relies on her traditional training.

Hajime developed an interest in shimauta (or "island songs") when she was three years old, and with encouragement from her mother, the young Chitose went on to win a number of awards, one of which led her to record a traditional album, Shima • Kyora • Umui.

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