Japanese performer Shibaten is a multi-talented musician who plays several instruments, best known for his didgeridoo playing. Shibaten makes music with his heart, using every instrument imaginable. Although he has never busked in his native country Japan, Shibaten been travelling the world and busking for more than 10 years now. He has been to over 40 countries while exploring and immersing himself in the culture and music of each. Even with a near death experience in Africa, when he lived with a local tribe to learn the craft of drum making, Shibaten has not slowed down. Instead, the experiences made his passion for life and music even greater!
Shibaten’s music comes from nature, the culture of the countries he’s visited and his heart. He believes language is not the only means of communication and music knows no frontiers, as a result he merged the instruments from various countries of the world like the Didgeridoo from Australia, Tibetan bells from Tibet, Thai gong from Thailand, Sese from Mali, and the foot nut bells from Indonesia (to mention a few) in order to build his own organic style of music.
To date Shibaten has received great success with the release of his 6 CD’S – Live at Free Times (2007), This Earth (2008), Sound of Journey (2011), Beginning (2015), Healing Bath (2015) and Wood Breath (2016). In 2010 Shibaten performed a national tour and appeared in many festivals such as the Schwagstock44 Music Festival, Okumikawa Art Festival. By 2011, Shibaten became the Asian continent representative for the book “Orbs Around the World”, a book about the orb phenomenon. Shibaten is the only Asian to be selected in didgeproject.com’s “Didgeridoo Players You Should Know (Top Ten)”. He has also appeared on television & radio in countries all over the world.
Shibaten has been described as an amazing musical performer, energy healer, and music shaman. With his didgeridoo, he makes music that you feel not just in your ears, but in your heart. Shibaten is currently on tour in Japan, if you’re anywhere near that country don’t miss the chance to experience shamanic sound healing