Los Angeles, CA (November 28, 2017) – For the 16th time, Golden Globe and Grammy-Award winning composer, musician and recording artist Kitaro has captured a Grammy Award Nomination for this year’s 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards. Kitaro’s Best New Age Album Grammy nomination is for his full-length album release Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5.
Commenting on his Grammy nomination, Kitaro said, “I want to thank the Grammy and NARAS and Recording Academy
members and voters, as well as all of the Domo Records team for making this nomination a reality. I am extremely proud of
this project and am pleased to have it received in such a positive manner.”
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Volume 5 follows the highly acclaimed Volumes 1 through 4 of the series, all of which have earned
Grammy nominations. The Ku-Kai series concept arose after the global events on the fateful day of September 11, 2001.
Kitaro was traveling on a jet from Japan to Los Angeles when the transcontinental flight was diverted to Hawaii for five days
due to the tragedy. It was during this time of disbelief and uncertainty that Kitaro envisioned the Ku-Kai series as a means of
uniting the world through music embracing his frequently referenced universal message of peace.
The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Volume 5 release is an earthly voyage that transports the listener to Shikoku, Japan. It pays homage to the beloved Buddhist holy man Ku-Kai who traveled the 750 mile long pilgrimage to the eight-eight sacred temples on the island over 1100 years ago. Each track on the album revolves around an audio sample of the bell sound from each temple. With these bell sounds; Kitaro distills their essences with inspired musical interpretations.
The final round of Grammy voting takes place from December 7th through the 21st. The Recording Academy will present the Grammy Awards on Sunday January 28th live from Madison Square Garden in New York. The festivities will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30-1100pm Eastern Time and 4:30-8:00pm Pacific Time.
See all 30 fields and 84 categories at www.grammy.com and click on the “awards” tap at the top of the page. Kitaro on Tour: Kitaro’s international “Kojiki & The Universe” Tour played to capacity audiences this year in exotic locations including London, Istanbul and Romania. The Grammy and Golden Globe Winning artist returned to the West Coast with a unique tour of sacred venues, including a rare performance in Los Angeles on November 17. A Totally unique visual experience, the LIVE in CONCERT production of “Kojiki and The Universe” merged Kitaro’s Grammy nominated music from the album “Kojiki” with space-age photographic scenes of the Universe. “Kojiki and The Universe LIVE” featured time-lapse images, expertly intertwined with real-time films provided by and in cooperation with Kyoto University’s Astronomy Professor Kazunari Shibata, NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope. Taiko drumming and Butoh dancing enriched the program.
Listen to all things Kitaro at www.domomusicgroup.com and watch Kitaro performances at www.youtube.com/kitarotv
See all of Kitaro’s Grammy Nominations: https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/kitaro