A Popular Song Named “Yonaguni”

The Top Result for Yonaguni 😤

34M subs to his YouTube channel. 200M views since its release on June 3, 2021. Featured in a Ryukyu Shimpo article. “Yonaguni” (YouTube link) by Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny may have nothing to with Yonaguni other than the song title, but damn, those are crazy numbers. Sadly, according to the Shimpo article, although the song has garnered millions of views, it hasn’t brought any attention to the island. Even sadder is that online searches for Yonaguni (the island) will likely result in returning top results of a song that has nothing to do with it.

Fukuda Yasuyuki’s 1st Single “Sennen Hanabi” Rerelease

via https://yasuyukifukuda.amebaownd.com/posts/19233226

Singer-songwriter Fukuda Yasuyuki will be rereleasing his 1st single “Sennen Hanabi” on August 10. The song is a beautiful ballad featuring his sanshin and acoustic guitar playing and the rerelease will have 4 tracks (the initial 2020 release featured the song only).

Fukuda Yasuyuki’s “Sennen Hanabi”

BEGIN & #YouTubeMusicWeekend

via BEGIN’s YouTube Channel

BEGIN is participating in YouTube’s #YouTubeMusicWeekend and will be streaming their 25th anniversary concert “Sugar Cane Cable NETWORK TOUR 2015-2016 Ryōgoku Kokugikan” on July 17th 13:30 (Okinawa time). The band has been releasing a lot of YouTube content with special video clips for Uta no Hi and looks like they wasted no time in continuing this new tradition. It’s a free concert so be sure to set your reminder!

Link: BEGIN’s YouTube Music Weekend Concert

Kiroro’s Tamashiro Chiharu Releases New Single “Inochi no Ki”

Tamashiro Chiharu’s “Inochi no Ki”

On July 7th Kiroro’s Tamashiro Chiharu released a new single and music video for her song “Inochi no Ki”. The song (translated to “Tree of Life” is about a sakura tree at the Yomitan junior high school that Chiharu attended and the MV features students from the school. The single is currently available in various streaming services.

Anly Announces Midsummer Digital Single & Loop Pedal Set Tour

Anly announced a new midsummer digital single “Cancel Machi no Koi” to be released on August 4th and that she will be touring in November for her Loop Pedal Set. Anly’s previous single, “Star Wink”, was released in January and she had to cancel her Okinawa concert in June due to the pandemic. The good news is she’ll finish her Loop Pedal Set tour in Okinawa on December 10th!

Anly’s “Shape of You” Loop Pedal Version

Campus Records on YouTube

Campus Records is continuing their 50th anniversary celebration with new (their last video was more than a year ago) YouTube videos featuring fulllength albums from their amazing catalog of shimauta and shimauta pops. They have also taken the time and indexed the songs (timestamps, artist name, song name) too! The videos are themed so there’s a collection of eisaa songs, hayabiki songs, etc., so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that fits your current mood. So open up a browser tab and enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to their channel. 😊

Campus Records YouTube Channel