Stomu Yamashta

Musical Artist

1947 –

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Who is Stomu Yamashta?

Stomu Yamashta, born Tsutomu Yamashita is a Japanese percussionist, keyboardist and composer. He is best known for pioneering and popularising the world music genre after blending traditional music with popular music in the 1960s and 1970s. He retired from music shortly after to become a monk.

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Born
Mar 15, 1947
Kyoto
Also known as
  • Yamashta, Stomu
  • Stomu Yamash'ta
  • Tsutomu Yamashita
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
Lived in
  • Kyoto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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