Kitaro Biography (Wikipedia)
Kitarō (喜多郎?), born Masanori Takahashi (高橋 正則?) (February 4, 1953), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.