Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhrán player Colleen Raney for a week of exclusive live performances in North Carolina in October to celebrate the release of a new album, titled Foreign Shore. Recently called “An Irish Music phenomenon in West Coast America” by Irish Music Magazine, Araki is known for his uncluttered and honest approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music.
Hanz Araki, whose full name is Hanzaburo after his grandfather’s grandfather, is the 6th generation of his family to earn the title of Kodo Araki, a grand master of the shakuhachi. While he honed his musical ability perfecting the traditions of his father’s family, his love of the music of his Irish mother’s family lead to a career in Irish music that spans twenty-five years and has produced multiple award-winning albums and international accolades.
Foreign Shore, his eleventh release, is a collection of songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, and America that illustrates the path of the music and the tradition as it straveled, as Araki’s forbearers did, from homeland to new home. Hanz Araki faithfully showcases the inherent beauty of traditional Irish music with performances that are inspired, detailed, and authentic. www.hanzaraki.com
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