Genres: New Age, Soundtracks, World
Kitaro was born Masanori Takahashi on February 4, 1953 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and is an award-winning Japanese musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has been at the forefront of the New Age music movement throughout his career. Always interested in music from an early age, Kitaro moved to Tokyo after finishing school to immerse himself into the thriving music scene there. While in Tokyo, Kitaro discovered the synthesizer, an instrument that would change his life – and his music – forever. He joined the Japanese music group Far East Family Band in 1965 and toured all over the world with them. In 1977 Kitaro embarked on a solo career and released his first albums...