Sandii is considered one of the most influential people of the 21st century in Japan. When it comes to entertainment involving singing and dancing, there is no one else who can compare to her level of deep, sophisticated, individuality. And she is not finished yet, Sandii continues to expand her boundaries and I cannot wait to see how much it will grow.
In the late 1980s, the Rock band "Sandii & the Sunsetz", which explored Japanese unique rock sound by combining music elements such as New Orleans, Jamaican, Hawaiian and Okinawan Music, was greatly received overseas and she became known worldwide as the lead vocalist of the band. She began to concentrate on Hawaiian music, which is considered to be her musical roots, in the late 1990s, and have been working on recording Polynesian music that incorporates Hawaiian and Tahitian elements from a variety of angles.
Since ancient time, humans have had song, music and dance. Now, those have been specialized and become separate elements. Sandii has brought those elements back to original form, and reproduced as big "Entertainment". That is Sandii.
(Music critic guru in Japan, Toyo Nakamura)