Saitama, Japan



Behind the Music

I often listen to music when I read because it helps me feel the world of a book more deeply, which is exactly what I think this project accomplishes. Music can convey abstract feelings to a listener in a short amount of time, providing a catalyst for people to take action. Listening to The Outlaw Ocean Music Project enables people to take that step forward toward action by showing them a deeper side to these stories. My guitar helps to paint a landscape of a memory from the past or a prediction of the future. It can stimulate your curiosity, compelling you to learn more and move to change the bleak world of The Outlaw Ocean.

About paniyolo

Born in Fukushima, Japan in 1982, Paniyolo's project started in 2006. He belongs to Schole Records, and has released several acoustic guitar albums on SCHOLE. The guitar duo album "Sometimes" was released in 2015 with guest guitarist, Hirofumi Nakamura. In 2019, Paniyolo released the duo album “Passage of Sky” with steelpan player, Akio Watanabe. He would love to play a beautiful melody for you.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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