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Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Formed: 1974 in Los Angeles, CA
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230 Ratings
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Genre: Jazz, World
Group Members: Jess Acuna, Dean Cortez, Jim Gilstrap, Peter Hata, Dan Kuramoto, June Kuramoto, Richard Mathews, Dane Matsumura, Johnny Mori, Danny Yamamoto, ...See All
Biography: Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates traditional Japanese instruments into their musical blend and has generally been both commercial and creative within its genre. Hiroshima's founding members are keyboardist Dan ...Read full biography
The Bridge
Released: 2003
Label: Telarc
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Few bands have so artfully and appealingly blended pop, R&B, jazz and world music over the past few decades as this East L.A.-bred ensemble, Hiroshima, which enters the new millennium with a set that draws ...Read full review
Between Black And White
Released: 1999
Label: RVG Windham Hill/Heritage Catalog
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1999 marked 20 years since the band's unique combination of distinctively Japanese elements -- June Kuramoto's classical-flavored koto, Johnny Mori's booming Taiko drum -- with funky pop, urban, and jazz ...Read full review