Hiroshima's founding members are keyboardist Dan Kuramoto (who also played shakuhachi), June Okida Kuramoto on koto (a key part of the group's sound), Johnny Mori on taiko drums, and Danny Yamamoto on drums, percussion, and taiko. Other additions include keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, bassist Dean Cortez, and singer Teri Koide (who was later succeeded by Kimaya Seward). Some of the musicians were descendants of Japanese Americans held in U.S. detention camps during World War II.
Hiroshima has recorded a series of best-selling albums for Arista, Epic, and Qwest and, although they have evolved over time (moving further away from jazz), they have managed to not only retain but increase their popularity. 6) They formed in january 1994 as Skrotum, but changed the name to Hiroshima later that year while recording the debut EP "Ödeland", because there was another punk band called Skrotum. They released two albums, Våld föder våld ('95) and Brända broar ('97) as well as appeared on a few compilations as well as playing a lot of gigs around Sweden before splitting up in late 1997. That year they also appeared in the infamous swedish punk documentary "Punkilandia". Read more on Last.fm.
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