A Japanese Guitarist Release Her Hit Album in KoreaFew Japanese musicians have held concerts in Korea since the lifting of the ban on the importation of Japanese culture. However, Muraji Kaori is the exception. She is the first female Japanese guitarist to both release an album, and hold a concert, in Korea.
Born in Tokyo, the 22-year-old Muraji, who released her debut album at the age of 15, has won numerous awards including first place in the Tokyo International Guitar Concert. She has produced four successful albums including the crossover hit "Cabatina," that has sold over one hundred thousand copies.
Her latest album, which was released in Japan last March and is entitled "Concert in Aranjuez", will soon be released in Korea. The album is named after the best known work of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999). Muraji will visit Korea on May 11 to promote her album and will hold a concert in Seoul on June 30, at the Seoul Arts Center.
by Lee Chang-chik