Hiryu Music LLC
A classical concert of royal court music from the Hawaiian Kingdom. Commemorating the release of the 4th original album of the Hawaiian duo “Hilu”. Orchestra performed with classical ballet and hula dance. 12/23 Held at Nippori Sunny Hall
Reproduces the royal court music of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which was composed 100 years ago and has not been recorded. Hawaiian court music composed by King Kalakaua and Queen Lili’uokalani will be revived in Japan.
Hiliu Music LLC (Headquarters: Arakawa-ku, Tokyo) announced that our Hawaiian duo “Hiliu” will release their 4th original album “Hawaiian Heritage” on December 21, 2022. We would like to inform you that a commemorative concert will be held at Nippori Sunny Hall / Large Hall on the 23rd of the month. Hiliu has a history of being nominated for music festivals in Hawaii and winning overseas music awards, and is a talented unit that has entered the US Grammy Awards.
Revive court music with Hawaiian history
The famous song “Aloha Oe” was composed by Liliuokalani, the last queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Most of the approximately 150 songs he composed during his lifetime were not recorded. Five years ago, he started a project to obtain handwritten musical scores from Hawaii, arrange them, and turn them into sound sources, and produced a CD. This year, he produced his fourth CD album. The past three CD albums have won numerous international music awards. It has also won the Grammy Awards for two years in a row.
The fourth CD album is also expected to receive high praise. [Image 1
★Concert will be held on December 23rd
A special concert held as a Christmas concert will be held at Nippori Sunny Hall!
A uniquely gorgeous musician and dancer who draws a line from the familiar Hawaiian music in Japan.
A 14-member orchestra with top Japanese musicians (violin, viola, cello, contrabass, piano, guitar, ukulele, horn, flute, percussion), classical ballet, and hula dance performance on a large-scale stage with a total of 25 people. is deployed. It can be said that it is the creation of old and new values that are different from general Hawaiian concerts.
Date: December 23, 2022
Doors open at 18:00
Venue: Nippori Sunny Hall Large Hall
Organizer: Hiriu Music LLC
Sponsored by: Arakawa City Arts Foundation, etc.
Remarks: It will be held as a subsidy project for the promotion of culture and arts by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Entrance fee: Adults: 4,800 yen, students: 2,400 yen, elementary school students: 800 yen Same-day tickets are available. All seats are free.
* “Event discount” target. Please bring a proof of corona vaccination or a negative certificate.
Ticket sales: Ticket Pia P code 229876
Details: https://t.pia.jp/pia/event/event.do?eventCd=2237671 [Image 2
Violin: Makoto Motoi, Maon Nagasaki
Viola: Aiko Hosokawa
Cello: Yuki Shinozaki
Contrabass: Jun Saito
Piano: Nozomi Tada
Flute: Hideyo Takakuwa
Horn: Minoru Hirokawa, Kazuyuki Akasaka
Guitar: Shoichi Tomomori
Percussion: Takashi Machida
Classical Ballet: Koko Ueno, Mana Asano
Hula: Momo Inoue and others
★ What is “Hiliu” music?
Hiliu is derived from the Hawaiian word meaning “shellfish wind sound” in Hawaiian. In ancient Hawaii, the sound of shells was considered very sacred, and was used to signal the arrival of canoes, the appearance of chieftains and kings, and the signal of ethnic ceremonies to honor the gods.
Hiliu’s music is based on the concept of arranging and reprinting Hawaiian indigenous folk music and traditional Hawaiian music composed by the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii into modern and familiar songs, and leaving them to future generations. . Among the songs, there are many songs written by Queen Liliuokalani, the last queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii, 100 years ago.
Hiliu reproduces ancient Hawaiian traditional instruments with a heavy composition of classical string and wind instruments. The scene of a palace ball, the lush green mountains of Hawaii, the gentle scent of flowers. And hula. Old and new Hawaiian music that expresses the unspoilt scenery of the beautiful Hawaiian kingdom spread out in front of you with rich tones. This is Hiliu’s vision of the world. ・Formed in 2014. The 2019 debut album “Be Still My Heart” was selected as a finalist for the Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards, which is said to be Hawaii’s Grammy Awards.
・The second album in 2020, “We are in Love”, was released by raising 1.5 million yen on the Avex crowdfunding “Bridge” during the corona crisis. The number of YouTube views exceeded 230,000, and it won five overseas music video awards. https://youtu.be/_Ws74Or_1dc
・The 2021 third album “Ku’u One Hānau” was selected as a finalist for the Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards for the second time in two years. [Image 7
Please look forward to Hiriu’s success in the future!
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