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    Hiromi plays at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

    I haven’t found a legit clip to share yet, but did anyone catch Hiromi playing Spectrum during a moment in the opening ceremony? Outstanding! I hope it boosts her notoriety.

    If a clip appears, please share.
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    That is really cool! I looked around, but could only find a few still photos on Twitter. One posting stated that she played live (not pre-recorded as is often done at such events).
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    Very cool! Likewise, I hope it brings her more attention. I didn't see it, but hopefully someone has some clips to share.

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    I found a link on a YouTube reply. I suspect it may disappear before too long.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19x-...Oj0UKcNyX/view

    Her performance is impressive. I don't know enough about Japanese culture to understand the meaning of the big guy in costume.

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    Unfortunately I missed it. I remember when Mike Oldfield played at the opening ceremony when it was held in London.
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    Wow. Thanks for the link. That was great.
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    Very good. Can you imagine a duet with her and Lang Lang? Two different styles for sure but still it would be cool.
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    WoW!
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    Let the games begin indeed! Thanks so much for the video of Hiromi!!!

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    Saw it live this morning. Really cool!

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    I still think they should have had Arthur Brown carry the torch on his hat in 2012.

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    Very cool.

    My intro to Hiromi came at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, NY in 2005 when she must have been pretty new to the international scene. I had no idea who she was and I think that went for most in the crowd. When she sat down at the keyboard we were in no way prepared for what ensued - to this day the most pyrotechnic display of instrumental virtuosity I have witnessed. Jaw-dropping stuff.
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    Saw it on the tube last night! Made my evening.

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    That is fabulous.

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    Awesome. Seen her once at the Newport Jazz fest with Sonic Bloom. Jazz fusion at it's best.
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    Watch her smoke.
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    Pics with sound from olympics :
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