Geisha Opera Singer, “Madam Sen”
takes us on an authentic and beautiful journey of memories.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Madam Sen’s voice shines beautifully while bringing a modern twist to a wall of traditional Japanese sounds. I love Japanese music and the culture of the land of the rising sun. The song pulls you into an enchanted landscape, where you can smell the cherry blossoms, and can’t help but smile!
Take this sonic trip to Japan, and let Madam Sen’s “Sakura hara hara Chiru” mesmerize you.
Review by: Chris Wirsig Composer, Producer
Madam Sen has released her debut album Kachoufugetsu (“The Beauties of Nature”) on streaming platforms worldwide. The album spans multiple musical genres, fusing classical and operatic vocals with traditional Japanese instruments and modern electronic beats.
The vocalist, who co-produced the album with Simone Sello at Usagi Ya studio, has been featured in Forbes Magazine for her performances as the “Geisha Opera Singer”. Originally from Hiroshima, Japan, Madam Sen trained in the United States and is now based in Southern California.
“I named the album Kachoufugetsu to express my gratitude to nature and how I always want to be close to it and create art.” – Madam Sen
The diverse collection of songs is the culmination of Madam Sen’s personal journey, and her lyrics reflect her themes of finding love, hope, and happiness in the connections between people and nature. “I named the album Kachoufugetsu to express my gratitude to nature and how I always want to be close to it and create art.” Madam Sen.
Every song on this album has a special personal meaning for me…
…even the upbeat dance songs,” she added. “But the most challenging one was 桜はらはら散る ‘Sakura hara hara Chiru’.
One of my favorite memories is my friendship with a homeless man who went out of his way to support me during my live street performances in Santa Monica. Even though he was struggling, he always came to watch me sing and he was always helping others.
I interpreted his actions as a manifestation of God’s help, and I wanted to write a song about his unconditional love. I’ll never forget him, and I believe the power of music can show love, open our hearts, and bring us together.”
Kachoufugetsu begins with the passionate vocals of “Furusato” (“My Hometown”) followed by the dance track “U_uUsagi”. “Mukai Kaze (“Headwind”) features a delicate arrangement of guitar, violin and cello, and the album expands its musical landscape further with the soothing traditional Japanese koto performance of “Tairin no Hana” (“The Magnificent Flower”) and the soaring electronic mix of “Emma’s Creation”.
Madam Sen closes the album with the opera composition that inspired her stage name, the magnificent “Un Bel Dì Vedremo”, a duet with vocals and Japanese koto from Madama Butterfly by Puccini.