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Live from Tokyo!  2-Day virtual concert “Message from Budokan” will be broadcast live globally.

January 16, 2021

Live from Tokyo! 2-Day virtual concert “Message from Budokan” will be broadcast live globally.

HOTEI livestreams his 40th ANNIVERSARY virtual concert “Message from Budokan” on January 30th (Sat), 31st (Sun) from the historic venue, Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Date: January 30th, 2021, 5:00pm (JST) HOTEI 40th ANNIVERSARY Live “Message from Budokan” ~ Let It Fly ~ Day 1 – Memories – Date: January 31th, 2021, 5:00pm (JST) HOTEI 40th […]...

Hotei contributes a song to all star Andy Gill Tribute Album, “The Problem of Leisure

January 15, 2021

Hotei contributes a song to all star Andy Gill Tribute Album, “The Problem of Leisure

Hotei has contributed a song to The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, a double album of tracks written by Andy Gill and Gang of Four, all newly reinterpreted and recorded by artists whose own unique contributions to music were enriched by listening to Gang of Four. Hotei worked with Andy […]...

December 22, 2020

The footage of “BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY (Solid Groove) feat. Nate Smith” is unleashed.

Nate Smith, one of the best drummer of our time, has appeared on HOTEI’s new album “Soul to Soul” and performed on “BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY (Solid Groove) feat. Nate Smith”.    He holds a diverse and ample resume – which includes work with esteemed jazz leading lights including Pat Metheny, Jose James and […]...

December 20, 2020

Feel the vibe : “BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY (Battle Samba) feat. Carlinhos Brown” from the album “Soul to Soul’ “

Carlinhos Brown is a 6-time Grammy-winner, renowned for his works in various fields as a singer, songwriter, arranger, percussionist, visual artist etc. He is one of the most innovative artists from Brazil and has developed his career with overwhelming performance full of creativity. HOTEI and Carlinhos have boldly converted world-famous “BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY” […]...

Zucchero talks about the collaboration with Hotei.

December 16, 2020

Zucchero talks about the collaboration with Hotei.

As the music video “Lotus Flower feat. Zucchero” premieres, a world-renowned artist Zucchero talks about the relationship with Hotei and the collaboration on the album “Soul to Soul”. A message includes their mutual respect and the passion to connect the world through music during the pandemic. Watch the message from Zucchero here↓ https://youtu.be/DXCK–pgIGE...

December 14, 2020

Music video “Lotus Flower feat. Zucchero” premieres today

HOTEI has unveiled the incredible music video for “Lotus Flower” featuring Italy’s legendary artist Zucchero. “Lotus Flower” is from HOTEI’s recent album Soul to Soul which consists of collaborative tracks that HOTEI has created with 14 stellar guest musicians from 7 different countries. Produced entirely through remote recording sessions with the passion to connect the […]...

New album “Soul to Soul” is out now.

November 25, 2020

New album “Soul to Soul” is out now.

The album is a collection of soulful conversations between Hotei and various collaborators from 7 different countries.   Now it’s a time to deliver “Soul to Soul” from Hotei to you all. The album is available on following platforms: https://hotei.lnk.to/stsAS Featured Artists: Nate Smith (US), Bluey/Incognito (UK), Calogero, Marc Lavoine (France), Zucchero (Italy), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil), […]...

November 15, 2020

New Album “Soul to Soul” : Tracklist is revealed

ARE YOU READY??? Check out snippets of Hotei’s upcoming album “Soul to Soul”, release on November 25th. It’s a collage of the collaboration with various artists from 7 different counties. 『Soul to Soul』Special Digest: https://youtu.be/tEBVsvtZSqc Now available for pre-save: https://Hotei.lnk.to/stsYT...

New album “Soul to Soul” coming out on November 25th, 2020

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New album “Soul to Soul” coming out on November 25th, 2020.

During the days people need to keep a distance, Hotei and various artists from 7 different countries come together remotely to deliver the unity through music.  The album is collage with unique international collaborators : Nate Smith (US), Bluey/Incognito (UK), Calogero, Marc Lavoine (France), Zucchero (Italy), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil), and Yang Kun (China).   From Japan : Kazuya Yoshii, Kobukuro, Kiyoshi Hikawa, GLIM SPANKY, Masayuki Nakano (BOOM BOOM SATELLITES), Miho Fukuhara and Yu Sakai.

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