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Shima Uta (Remix 2012) - Musical Journey CD

Wayne Takamine ~ Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist

"Shima Uta (Remix 2012)"  is a song written by Kazufumi Miyazawa who is the composer, lyricist and lead singer for the Japan rock group "The Boom." In 1993 “The Boom” released "Shima Uta" that became a big hit throughout Japan and Okinawa. "Shima Uta" translates to "Island Song" but is referred by Okinawans as "Hometown Song." The lyrics reflect the sorrows of war in Okinawa while also celebrating the beauty, grace and culture of the Okinawan people.

A previously mixed version of  "Shima Uta" was featured on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category and features new guitar vocal arrangements.

Musicians:

Wayne Takamine: Lead & Background Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist, Fender Bass

Emily Akamine: Okinawan Taiko

Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

Original Recording: Rendezvous Recording, Pierre Grill Sound Engineer 

Remixed and Mastered at Two Ti Leaf Production Studio, Wayne Takamine Sound Engineer

Executive Producer: Wayne Takamine - Two Ti Leaf Production Studio

Shima Uta (Island or Hometown Song)

Music and Lyrics by Kazufumi Miyazawa from the group "The Boom"

Deigo no hana ga saki kaze wo yobi arashi ga kita

Deigo ga sakimidare kaze wo yobi arashi ga kita
Kurikaesu kanashimi wa shima wataru nami no you

Uuji no mori de anata to deai
Uuji no shita de chiyo ni sayonara

Shima uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no namida

Deigo no hana mo chiri saza nami ga yureru dake
Sasayakana shiawase wa utakata no nami no hana
Uuji no mori de utatta tomo yo
Uuji no shita de yachiyo no wakare

Shimau uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no ai wo

Umi yo uchuu yo kami yo inochi yo kono mama towa ni yuunagi wo

Shima uta guwa kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta guwa kaze ni nori todokete tabore wanku nu nada guwa

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Shima uta guwa kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta guwa kaze ni nori todokete tabore wanku nu ai wo