いんやく りお Rio Inyaku


アルバムに「Garuda Ryukyu」「琉球レボリューション」。主な出演に「くるちの杜音楽祭2022」「那覇大綱挽まつり RBC王国 2019」「琉球レボリューション CDリリース記念ライブツアー 2019 (沖縄/千葉/東京)」「Across America Tour 2018 (New York / San Francisco)」「さんしんの日2018」「都ホテル presents いんやくりお新春スペシャルコンサート2018」「世界エイサー大会2017」など。著書にベストセラー『自分をえらんで生まれてきたよ』『神さまがくれたひとすじの道』(ともにサンマーク出版)。

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Rio Inyaku

Okinawan music creator, kankara sanshin (Can-based Sanshin)* player, and best-selling poet. Fusing the sound of sanshin with his original sound sources, he creates new Okinawan music. He is actively engaged in cultural exchange with overseas, such as providing music to an Indonesian eisa group and collaborating with a Chinese eisa group. He has performed in many cities, in and out of Japan, including big stages. Born in 2001 in Tokyo and moved to Okinawa in 2011. 2020-current; Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Faculty of Music; Ryukyuan Performing Art Major.

Discography: “Garuda Ryukyu”(2022), “Ryukyu Revolution” (2019): Charted as J-Pop Album #3 in Canada and #21 in Singapore by TuneCore Japan

Literary Works: Rio’s first book of poetry “I Am Who I Was Meant to Be” (2012) is sold 130,000 copies in Japan. He also has his second book “This straight road blessed by the Great Spirit” (2015)

* Sanshin is a traditional Okinawanan musical instrument with three strings. Kankara sanshin is a handmade can-based sanshin which comforted Okinawan people in the aftermath of the battle in Okinawa in 1945.