Bikkindaaz is a singing troupe, consisting of Taku Sato(leader, singer), Sachiyo Tamura(singer), Maaya Kusaka(singer) and Yujin Okano(piano). They love the Japanese folk songs inherited by former “common people”(=Jōmin), and seek the suitable voice for singing those songs.
They are getting on the concert series “Mamiya-Mamire” since 2017, at which all 3 singers will sing completely the song book “Nihon Min’yō-shu” composed by Michio Mamiya(b.1929).
Born in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture. After graduating from Waseda University in the faculty of Literature, he studied vocal music in Italy.
While working extensively as an ensemble singer and choral conductor, he is engaged in research and practice of Japanese and international folk singing and vocalization.
In 2018 he participated in “Latvian Song and Dance Festival" with the Choir Gaisma. In 2019, he learned the traditional folk polyphony "Tenores" in Sardinia, Italy.
His favorite food is noodles, and his hobby is watching comedy.
For the detailed profile, please visit his official website.
Born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. She graduated from the Department of Vocal Music in the Music Faculty of Tokyo University of the Arts. She completed the master's program in vocal music at the same graduate school of music.
While working as a soloist for religious and choral works, ensemble singer and instructor , in recent years she has planned performances centered on the works of Japanese composers, and has also performed many new premieres.
In 2019, the 1st album "Syuukou(Autumn Light)” has been released from Japan Acoustic Records.
Her favorite food is Mabo-Harusame. Her hobbies are photography and travel.
Born in Hasuda, Saitama Prefecture. She graduated from the Department of Vocal Music in the Music Faculty of Tokyo University of the Arts. She is active mainly on the stage as a singing, acting, dancing artist and singing instructor.
She covers a lot of genres and methods, but she is exploring her roots in a consistent interest in "Human Humor." In recent years, she has appeared in many a cappella strolling performances and works of the theater company "Sukoyaka Club". In 2020, she has appeared on TV on "There is such a folk tale" on ETV "Shakiin!".
Her hobbies are walking and studying strange voices, and her favorite food is no less white rice.
Follow her on Instagram @maayakusaka / Twitter @nomnombe