Kitaro makes Silk Road tour stop in Pattaya to benefit quake victims

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Japanese new age musician Kitaro brought his Silk Road tour to the lush outdoor confines of the Silverlake Vineyard in a concert devoted to raising funds for victim’s of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in his home country.

 

More than 1,000 people turned out for the March 26 concert.  Kitaro, whose real name is Takahashi Masanori, filled the amphitheater surrounded by Khao Chee Chan and Silverlake reservoir with his ethereal brand of electronic music and light show.

The spectacular Kitaro sound and light show illuminated the Silverlake amphitheater.The spectacular Kitaro sound and light show illuminated the Silverlake amphitheater.

Scheduled before last month’s 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and the subsequent tidal waves, the Silk Road: East and West concert gained a new mission with Kitaro donating a portion of the proceeds toward quake victims.

The music started around sunset with classical guitarist Hucky Eichelmann playing a mix of Thai and international music.  The Crafts Thorn award winner’s strummings were accompanied by an audio-visual show.

The Silk Road tour, which promotes Kitaro’s compilation CD of Grammy-nominated compositions, visits Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia this month.

Renowned guitarist Hucky Eichelmann provided a great start to the show. Renowned guitarist Hucky Eichelmann provided a great start to the show.

Kitaro plays guitar during one of his compositions.Kitaro plays guitar during one of his compositions.