Shingo Masuda
Influences: Asian , Middle Eastern , North African
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Shingo Masuda is a qanun player and composer from Japan.
Also, he sometimes plays the darbuka and the frame drum.
He was born in Osaka and grew up in Nara.
As a child, he started playing the piano and studying Western classical music.
In 2009, he traveled to Egypt to start playing the qanun and learned it there.
After that, he often traveled to Turkey, Tunisia, Greece, etc. to learn various techniques and modal music.
His musical activities are mainly in Japan until 2017, and he moved to Berlin this year.
Currently, he is playing with many international musicians and part of many projects.
In 2019 he won a prize in one of the world music contests in Berlin “2. Creole Contest” with one of his bands “Japal”.