Some health problems (cancer) forced her to move to Japan, where she entered the Japanese contest "Best Of Singer 2008" and become the only foreign singer who made it to the final. She sang in the traditional Japanese enka style.After the competition she went to a concert tour in Japan with Japanese band "MATSUMOTO BAND" and later recorded her first CD "IN FIRE" and after returned to her own country.
Now, she plays the piano, the guitar, sings and writing songs in 6 different languages!
Probably one of the most recognized enka songs in Japan. "Hisame" (Icy Rain) is the song that most likely every enka singer and even beyond has tackled on stage or in front of the TV cameras.
"Hisame" was written and composed by Ren Tomari（とまりれん）, and it follows the classic enka trope of "crying into your sake" as the lonely protagonist just hangs about in a bar feeling sorry for himself/herself since there is no one home to come to....at least, not anymore.
The very first version of "Hisame" came out in 1977 as Hokkaido-born Akio Kayama's debut single. It seems to have been the enka song that would never die as it was released again in late 1981, and then a 3rd release was made in 1982.
Buy 'Hisame' single on AMAZON or stream on SPOTIFY
Nowadays Emine SARI is practicing a lot to release her new album.
Official Website: http://www.eminemusic.com
"Her ability to sing in six different languages – makes her very versatile and a global star."
"...Music that reaches across borders!"