Here is a great press release on a new female Japanese Salsa Singer – has anyone heard her music? So exciting to see Salsa spreading all over the world!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New York, NY- October 6th, 2008)
Notions United LLC
Hot!Hot!Hot! Yoko, “La Japonesa Salsera”!
Japanese female singer singing Hardcore Salsa! YOKO LA JAPONESA SALSERA CD RELEASE!
Performing LIVE at S.O.B’S Friday October 24th and CD on Sale on October 25th.
Salsa’s fiery heat has grown worldwide since the sixties. South America, Europe, MiddleEast and Asia all share the passion of Latin music. Today, Japan introduces their newest pride and joy in Latin music, Yoko, “La Japonesa Salsera”!
In 1997, Yoko’s career took an interesting turn when she moved to New York and began working at a Japanese financial firm. Though satisfied with her stable new career, she never lost interest in pursuing a singing career. Yoko continued playing gigs and performing whenever she had a chance. In 2004 she was invited to perform in Japan with Herman Olivera, a prestigious figure within the New York salsa scene who is currently the lead singer of the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra. Despite all this, it has not been easy competing with the thousands of other musicians striving for success in the Big Apple. For some time now, Yoko has wanted to record her own album in order to showcase her talent and have her voice reach people from all over the world.
Yoko could not have released this album without a production team strongly believed in her talent and potential. Willie Ruiz a 35 year salsa veteran coached and fine tuned Yoko’s vocal talent. Yoko’s training and unique sound coveted her a position as lead singer for the critically acclaimed Latin music group “Chino Nunez and friends.” Yoko’s debut on Chino Nunez’s album lead to a duet with famed Salsa singer Ray Sepulveda on “Hoy Ces cantamos” on Chino Nunez’s “Dr.Salsa”, album.
Yoko’s album is a combination of hardcore salsa, dance classics and a tribute to salsa of the past. Swinging arrangements by Willie Ruiz, Pablo “Chino”, Nunez and other talented arrangers and musical collaborations with the greatest talents including piano players Edwin Sanchez and Chiemi Nakai, base player Jose Tabares, trumpet players Raul Agraz,Richie Viruet and Manuel (Maneco) Ruiz , Trombone players Joe Fiedler ,Luis Bonilla and Jose Davila, Baritone Sax players Carmen Lavoy and Carl Corwin, Conga players Pablo ”Chino” Nunez and George Delgado, Timbales player Pablo “Chino”Nunez and Bongo & Bell player Pablo “Chino” Nunez and Jorge Gonzalez sets this album apart as not only musically sound but modern and innovative.
Yoko’s album release is to be held at the prestigious S.O.B.’s in New York City. S.O.B., Sounds of Brasil is considered a landmark venue for world music. 25 years ago Larry Gold opened S.O.B.’s doors exposing the mainstream to the heritage and culture of the Afro-Latino diaspora. Please join us in welcoming newest and hottest salsera, Yoko! “La Japonesa Salsera”.