Toshi Onizuka | Voy Con Fusión

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Voy Con Fusión

by Toshi Onizuka

Music stew - ingredients: flamenco, jazz, rock, hip hop - preparation: nylon string guitar.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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1. Introduction
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2. What’s Going On
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3. Spring Garden
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4. Voy Con Fusión
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5. It’s Time to Change
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6. Blue Bossa
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7. Tango De La Tormenta
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8. Go With the Flow
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9. Never Mind
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10. Laura
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11. Shin Gi Tai
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12. Finale
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Toshi Onizuka was born in Tokyo, Japan. At twenty years old, he began playing guitar. Inspired by the music of Al DiMeola, Paco De Lucia, and Django Reinhardt, Toshi sought to develop his own sound. Toshi realized that in order to achieve this, he would need to teach himself. He quickly became consumed with the guitar and devoted himself completely to developing his technique. In 1993 he moved to Seville, Spain where he lived for five years. Based in Seville, Toshi immersed himself in the Spanish music scene, playing with as many musicians as he could, traveling to different parts of the the country as well as Morocco. Two of those years Toshi spent performing and touring with the internationally acclaimed Flamenco fusion group Pata Negra. While in Spain, Toshi developed a fascination with rhythm which can be heard in his playing today. In 1997 he released his first solo CD, Toshi, an effort that featured musicians from Spain and Brazil and included all original songs written and produced by Toshi. Toshi has appeared on the recordings of various artists including the internationally acclaimed singer Gino Vanelli. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Lawson Fusao Inada, Oregon\'s 2006-2008 Poet Laureate. In January 2008 he was featured on Oregon ArtBeat. Toshi released his second solo CD, Voy Con Fusión in 2008. Toshi has become known for his keen improvisational skills and his distinctive sound that uniquely combines flat picking with dynamic percussive sounds made on the surface of his guitar. Toshi\'s music isn\'t easily categorized and can\'t be limited to a specific genre; he prefers to think of it as a truly international sound that knows no borders and has no boundaries. Toshi currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he performs nightly with local talent such as Israel Annoh, Damian Erskine, Mariano Deorbegoso among others, at various local venues.

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doug draper

voy con fusion
Toshi is fantastic in everything I've heard him play. This album is quite different than I expected, but it is likewise great. The more I listen to it, the more I get addicted. It is quite a creative production. I especially like the mix of vocal/guitar rhythm.
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mike mitchell

voy con fusion
fusion is putting it lightly! what a blend of sound and feeling i get while listening. is now on my ipod, my work laptop, my ibook, and at home!
in the top 2 of most listened: along with michael franti & spearhead's all rebel rockers!
toshi- thank you for being you and so creative!
peace,
mike
aka
"lazyboy"
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