Yu-Xiao Guang

Kitaro's World of Music Featuring Yu-Xiao Guang

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In spite of its title, KITARO'S WORLD OF MUSIC does not actually feature performances by Kitaro. The series is in fact a platform for lesser-known and more traditional musicians who might otherwise be ignored if not for the imprimatur and production skills of their more famous contemporary.

Yu-Xiao Guang, a Chinese huquin (violin) performer who was prominent on Kitaro's HEAVEN AND EARTH soundtrack, inaugurates the WORLD OF MUSIC series with this collection of songs that originally appeared on Kitaro's own albums. Though they're intended mostly for hardcore Kitaro fans, the pieces are nonetheless poignant and shorn of studio pyrotechnics.

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