Akita Nikata Bushi
|Composer:||Unkown – traditional|
|Premiere Performance:||November 22, 2013 – EnwaveTheatre|
This shamisen tune was originally a traditional folk song from Akita. It was appropriated by shamisen players for its complex nature which readily lent itself to an improvisational style with its intoxicating and driving rhythms. It has now become a fixture in the repertoire of many shamisen players.