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Rie Akagi

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Rie Akagi Jul 31, 2014

Rie Akagi refined her superb technique by studying classical music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Her current repertoire covers jazz, soul, salsa as well as healing, new-age, and contemporary music. She is known as the only female flutist in Japan to perform music outside of the classical genre.

Salsa musicians such as Tito Puente, Larry Harlow, Willie Colon have performed with Ms. Akagi and were amazed by her rich musicality. She has been welcomed with great enthusiasm at world famous music fairs such as the Concord Jass Festival in San Francisco and the Jazz Plaza in Cuba. Triggered by her visit to Puerto Rico in 2000 as a cultural ambassador, her music has become popular in Caribbean countries. She has recorded 3 CDs in Puerto Rico, now frequently on played on the radio. She had her second concert tour in Caribbean countries in 2005 and has also performed with Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Michel Camilo.

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Rie Akagi refined her superb technique by studying classical music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Her current repertoire covers jazz, soul, salsa as well as healing, new-age, and contemporary music. She is known as the only female flutist in Japan to perform music outside of the classical genre.
Salsa musicians such as Tito Puente, Larry Harlow, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Willie Colon… have performed with Rie Akagi and were amazed by her rich musicality. She has been welcomed with great enthusiasm at world famous music fairs such as the Concord jazz festival in San Francisco and the Jazz plaza in Cuba. Triggered by her visit to Puerto Rico in 2000 as a cultural ambassador from Japanese Government, her music has become popular in Caribbean countries. She had recorded 5 CDs and a couple of songs for soundtrack album of animation movie, name of “Heart cocktail again” in Puerto Rico. And she recorded a couple of song with Grammy award winner jazz pianist Michel Camilo in New York too. Now frequently on played on the radio in caribbean area. She had a lot of time her concert tour in caribbean countries and Tha United States from 2003. And also she performed the main act at Carolina international jazz festival in Puerto Rico in 2012.
Recently she has a lot of recording session for soundtrack album of japanese animation, specially very much famous composer in this world, Yuki Kajiura.

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