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Dan Kuramoto knows that his group, Hiroshima, was blessed the day that Kimo Cornwell arrived. Having had success since the 70's, new heart and fire set the band apart that day - via Kimo's fingers. And creative mind.
Born in Honolulu, Kimo heard the call of music early - and became one of the island's most treasured talents. He played with everybody and made all of them sound better. Leaving Hawaii for the siren call of Los Angeles, he was quickly scooped up by Cheryl Lynn - then, a series of other noteworthy artists. Ronnie Laws, John Klemmer, Al Jarreau, Frankie Beverly and Maze - they all wanted the power of this keyboardist - who just happened to also have a kind personality.
In the mid-80's, Kimo felt led to make a choice - and he chose to stay with Hiroshima. Since then, the partnership with he and Dan has magnified - and the teamwork is clearly visible if you have seen this enigmatic ensemble perform. June on koto and Kimo on the keys is truly a sight to behold. ART, ladies and gentlemen!
Hiroshima's new CD, "J-Town Beat", has much history behind the title and the inspiration for its music. Kimo will talk about that when he visits the show on 12/10. Wait until you hear some of these tracks - without being a holiday project, you will nonetheless truly feel the season come alive. There is groove, grit and great memories here. No act conveys a sense of positivity like Hiroshima - and Kimo is (forgive me!) KEY to that message. LOL!
Join us for a wonderfully joyful - and maybe emotional show. You will hear, too, songs that echo the anointed life of Nelson Mandela. His spirit will always be with us. You'll feel that, I promise!
Fun at one p.m. Eastern - Kimo stops by at three (that's Noon Pacific).
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