Bashiri Johnson Announces YUZU's New Single and Video "I'm International" on Life In Rhythm Media
Life In Rhythm Media has Released Urban Folk and J-Pop Artist YUZU's 1st Single and Video "I'm International" From Her Forthcoming US Debut Album Produced by Bashiri Johnson, Executive Producer Akim Funk Buddha.
Yuzu is a Japanese singer/songwriter who comes from a small town in Toyama prefecture, Japan. YUZU started her career as a pianist at age 3, performed in theater as an actor from fifteen to twenty-one years old, and studied modern dramatic arts in Ochanomizu University, Tokyo. Yuzu plays piano and the electric Koto. The traditional Koto, is an ancient instrument dating back thousands of years. Yuzu's electric Koto creates distinctive original Japanese sounds and is tuned to synchronize with the western music scale. The style of music Yuzu sings, writes, performs is 'Urban Folk', combining both urban, traditional and modern elements, from the types of instruments played to the subject matter of her songs.
In April 2014 Yuzu met Brooklyn based global Funk/Hip Hop artist Akim Funk Buddha, who was on a cultural trip to Japan as part of an NEA fellowship. Akim was immediately struck by Yuzu's musical talent and unique vocal quality. During this time the two collaborated and Yuzu further developed her raw spontaneous musicality, generating ideas for creative, genre-bending music. Upon Akim's recommendation,Yuzu traveled to New York City to pursue her musical dream.
While in NYC working with Akim, Yuzu signed a record deal with Life in Rhythm Media headed by Bashiri Johnson, a Producer and legendary Percussionist who has worked with international superstars including Madonna, Sting, Whitney Houston, and was part of Michael Jackson's 'This is It' movie and band. The result is Yuzu's new video, 1st single, and upcoming debut album, all released Fall/Winter 2016.
In a crowded musical field, Yuzu is certain to provide the sound, songs and performance quite unlike anything heard before. For all those listeners and audiences looking for something fresh and different: "Yuzu is International"
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