segi

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Date of Birth:June 29, 1966
Zodiac sign:Cancer
Blood type:B
Inspired musician:SAVIA ANDINA, John Anderson(YES),Pygmy
Favorite magazine:NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Newsweek, DUNK SHOOT, HOOP
Favorite movie:As Good as it Gets, Blades of Glory, Interstellar
Favorite thing to do:Watching sports(especially NBA), Safari
Favorite food:Soba, Sushi
Speciality:Making Zampona, Packing(in a suitecase)

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Takamasa Segi / Zampona and Quena Player.

Born in Tokyo in 1966, Segi began his zampona and quena study at the age of 13. With no teacher, Segi was forced to teach himself. At 18 years of age, Segi went to Bolivia to continue his studies. His performance was higly evaluated, he signed to a major record label in Bolivia.

After returning to Japan, Segi formed a band called “Takamasa Segi’s Club Andino” with Bolivia’s top musicians, Oscar Castor, Donato Espinoza, Rafael Arias from SAVIA ANDINA and Fernado Torrico, Edwin Castellanos from TUPAY. They released an album “ANDES” and toured 20 places all around Japan in 2001. Later that year, a Japanese pop band “Porno Graffiti” featured him on the single “Ageha-cho” which went on to sell over 1 million copies.

To date, Segi has released 22 CDs (include Maxi- single) in Japan and 6 albums in Bolivia. Throughout his career, Segi has performed with many famous Japanese musicians including THE ALFEE, ARASHI, Masaharu Fukuyama, Toshiki Kadomatsu, THE BOOM, Noriyuki Makihara, Ryoko Moriyama, YUZU, Kosetsu Minami, Yoko Takahashi, Katsumi Watanabe, Shuichi "Ponta" Murakami, coba, Kotaro Oshio, Naoko Terai and Lisa Ono. Also,some world-reknowned artists such as Pedro Aznar, Toninho Horta and Hugo Fattoruso have played with Segi.

In 2003, Segi recorded “Oracion” a collaborated track with Pedro Aznar, a former member of Pat Metheny group. It is included in Segi’s album “Let’s go safari(2003) ” , Pedro’s album “Mudras(2003)” and “A Roar of Southern Clouds(2006)” . In addition, Segi’s album “SAL Y AGUA” was nominated for CICOMBOL 2010, which is known as the Grammy Award in Bolivia.

Segi made a 5,000km journey down the Amazon River by canoe in 1997. This experience inspired him to compose some of the most amazing music of his career. Since that time, he has been actively seeking areas of unexplored region such as Central and South Africa and Patagonia to find the inspiration for his works.

Zampona was created in the Andes/Amazon region over 4,000 years, it is the oldest woodwind instrument. Ancient people noticed that as the wind blew through hollow bamboo a whistling noise was heard. The zampona is the sound of the wind. As the zampona was created by the earth, Segi contributes to conservation of wildlife with JTEF (The Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund, a non-profit and non-governmental organization) through his music.



Discography


AMAZON

『THE GREAT AMAZON』
(music for the exhibiton "THE GREAT AMAZON").
released: 14 March, 2015.

SOLO

『SOLO』
released : 26 June, 2014.

INKA

『EL AMANECER DE MACHU PICHU』
(music for the exhibiton "The Inka Empire Revealed: Century After the Machu Picchu -Discovery-".)
released : 4 April, 2012.

LLUVIA Y SOL

『LLUVIA Y SOL』
TAKAMASA SEGI Y DONATO ESPINOZA
released in Bolivia : 5 Sep, 2011
released in Japan: 26 Sep, 2011.

WILDLIFE

『WILDLIFE』
released : 26 May,2011.

SICAN

『SICAN』
(music for the exhibiton "Precursor of the Inka Empire The Golden Capital of Sican" .)
released : 8 July, 2009

SALYAGUA

『SAL Y AGUA』
TAKAMASA SEGI Y DONATO ESPINOZA
released in Bolivia : April, 2009
released in Japan : 8 July, 2009

MOONROAD

『MOON ROAD』
released : 15 Dec, 2007

23時アンデス行き

『23:00 to Andes』
released : 23 May, 2007

nasca

『Nasca-Wonder of the World』
(music for the exhibiton "Nasca, Wonder of the World - Messages Etched on the Desert Floor" .)
released : 18 March, 2006

live in bolivia

Takamasa Segi NATURE WORLD
『LIVE IN BOLIVIA』

released : 1 May, 2005(DVD)

lets go safari

『LET'S GO SAFARI』
released : 1 Jan, 2004

laguna de la tierra

『LAGUNA DE LA TIERRA』
released : 3 Sep, 2003

europe

『EUROPE』(Greatest hits)
released : 5 Nov, 2003

songs of the wind2

『SONGS OF THE WIND2』(Greatest hits)
released : 27 Nov, 2002

tree of life

『TREE OF LIFE』
released : 21 June, 2002

andes

『ANDES』
released : 28 March, 2001

wonder rain

『WONDER RAIN』TAKAMASA SEGI + AKIRA INOUE
released : 19 July, 2000

songs of the wind

『SONGS OF THE WIND』(Greatest hits)
released : 21 May, 2000

silencio

『SILENCIO』
released :8 May, 1999

forest rain

『FOREST RAIN』
released : 1 March, 1998

luna

『LUNA』
released : 25 Nov, 1997

andes

『NIEVE』
released : 25 Nov, 1996

ilusion

『ILUSION』
released : 8 Nov, 1995

viento

『VIENTO』
released : 22 March, 1995



CAMINO ADELANTE

『CAMINO ADELANTE』OSCAR-SEGI-DONATO
released : 1993 (unreleased in Japan)

ATUN RUNA

『ATUN RUNA』OSCAR-SEGI-DONATO
released : 1991 (unreleased in Japan)

CRISTAL
『CRISTAL』 TAKAMASA SEGI
released : 1991 (unreleased in Japan)

UNA ZAMPONA PARA EL MUNDO
『UNA ZAMPONA PARA EL MUNDO』TAKAMASA SEGI
released : 1990 (unreleased in Japan)



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