The Dolomites' Japan Years I in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards:
for Album Art/ Design



Originally founded in Portland, Oregon and currently based in parts of North America and Japan, The Dolomites are a Tribal Mestizo Folk collective that fuses together the traditions of Japanese, Rumanian, Balkan, Cumbia, Tzigani, Dub, Punk, Alternative, Electronic, Roots, Bass and Sub-natural mystic genres. Instrumentation varies from show to show and is primarily : Accordion, Vocals,Tuba, Drums, Percussion, occasionally a variety of Electronic Elements with DJ collaborations, Violin, Koto and other Melodic Instruments. Lyrics are in Japanese, English, Spanish, and tribal scatting. The Dolomites currently have a rotating roster of about 70 musicians depending on the city and country the Dolomites perform. Stevhen Koji Baianu plays accordion, vocals, violin, bass, drums, percussion, koto, etc. and is the founder, producer, and director of the current Dolomites

The Dolomites are also currently working diligently on a project that we cannot reveal details about until project is closer to being launched.
2015 marked the release of the Japan Years (3 Volume Trilogy EP of songs recorded mainly in Japan with the Dolomites).

Alien Arts Alliance will release the Dolomites - "Soundtrack Years" in 2018. Compositions and productions of Stevhen Koji Baianu for TV/Film/Game music. 

Sneak Preview here: https://www.choon.co/artists/dolomites/albums

A Japan Tour in 2018 and other possible countries to be announced...  

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Go to BIO for Full Bio in English and Japanese

Sound Tracks - 3rd track released 

This third composition on Sound Tracks [Yokai: Spirits and Demons] 
was originally created in the gritty neighbourhood of Gomez Farias in 
Mexico City... and eventually completed after going through Playa del Carmen,
Brooklyn, NY, Beaverton, OR and finally Merida, MX.
One of our favourites on this particular release that Alien Arts Alliance
will release a 7"vinyl of this track with rare Dolomites B-sides later this Autumn
Click image for Free Download track link. 

Sound Tracks - 2nd track released 

This week we release the 2nd title in the Sound Tracks series ... "the Bad Man" 
The background sounds as well as the piano in this particular piece come from the city of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
as it was recorded and produced there in late 2014-2015. 

The Dolomites : Sound Tracks Volume I 

Pleasant greetings... In honour of love, union, and death. The Dolomites are commencing their release of Sound Tracks Volume I. 
Free Downloads of Stevhen Koji Baianu's tv/film/game compositions will be available throughout 2016 through on our bandcamp site. 
A limited 7" vinyl of re-mixes and rare b-sides will be released later this year on Alien Arts Alliance.
More Free downloads, Japan and North America show dates, tours and news to come in 2016! Saludos! 
Click here or on image for Free Download Link

分かんない-Wakannai ? New Musik Video by the Dolomites and Ken Nishikawa.  

The Dolomites newest musik video for " 分かんない?" filmed in one of the busiest interections in the world, Shibuya Hachiko premiered today on PopMatters.com. . . 
Enjoy the Japanese Balkan Drum and Bass with Mr. Pinki navigating his way through the streets of Tokyo alongside the Japanese Police. 

Link to video premiere : ​http://www.popmatters.com/post/195159-the-dolomites-wakannai-video-premiere/

Japan Years III Sneak Preview --- Yatto Yatta -ヤットヤッタ  

As we have been in transit the Japan Years III preview has been delayed until now- but here is the new Japanese Space Cumbia track ヤットヤッタ。https://soundcloud.com/dolomites/the-dolomites-yatto-yatta-finally-done
The closest English translation for Yatto Yatta is [Finally Done] and was originally released on the Dublavixx Demos back in 2006. Re-recorded in 2015 for the Japan Years Trilogy coming out this summer. Stevhen Koji Baianu plays accordion, bass, vocals, percussion, gong, theremin, beat production…

Japan Years II Pre-Release 酔どれ夢ーYoidore Yume [Drunken Dream] Edit  

This is the second instalment of the Japan Years Trilogy Pre-Releases 

This week we bring you Drunken Dream (酔どれ夢ーYoidore Yume).
酔どれ夢ーYoidore Yume was originally recorded in Tokyo, Japan in 2008 with Akiyasu Ono- Tuba, Quchyu Shinshi - Darabuka, and Tanaka Masayoshi - 和太鼓 - Japanese traditional drum. Accordion, vocals, and production, percussion by Stevhen Koji Baianu.

The song tells the story of a drunken Japanese salary man whose home becomes the drinking parlours and karaoke bars in old town Tokyo
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Dolomites Nominated For 14th annual Independent Music Awards : Press Release 

The Dolomites are Among 400 Of The Year's Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In
The 14th Independent Music Awards

March 26, 2015 - The Global Music entity, the Dolomites who are based in Mexico, Japan, and the USA were named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee of The 14th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Independent Music Awards nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design…Read more

Japan Years Trilogy - Release scheduled for Summer 2015...   

The Japan Years Trilogy will finally be released this year in its entirety. First in Japan in June, then in August Globally. However The Dolomites will be releasing a track and the story about each song in the Japan Years Trilogy every 11 days starting today until the Global Release. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more news about the Japan Years and Japan Tour 2015.  
止めちゃ駄目ーYamecha Dame [Never Give Up] Track 2 Japan Years I 
Originally written and recorded in Brooklyn, NY in 2003 on "Darumanian Chophouse" [out of…Read more

Japan Years Vol. I and II to be released with Vol. III ... 

Spring of 2015 will mark the release of the Japan Years Vol. I, II and III. Japan Years Vol. I and II

will only be available at Live Dolomites Shows until the worlwide release of the trilogy in March of 2015

Stay tuned for more upcoming previews and free downloads. 


Japan Years Vol. I and II to be released with Vol. III ... 

Spring of 2015 will mark the release of the Japan Years Vol. I, II and III. Japan Years Vol. I and II

will only be available at Live Dolomites Shows until the worlwide release of the trilogy in March of 2015

Stay tuned for more upcoming previews and free downloads. 


2014 Japan Tour Comment Book ... 





Here are some selections from the Dolomites 2014 Japan Tour Comment Book.

Very nice to look at these now,,, Thanks to all those people that made drawings and left their comments in this book… SEE you Next Year!!!




2014 NYC TOUR Dates 

For the 1st time in 2 years ... The DOLOMITES return to the Big Apple!!! Dates and details below!

Sat, July 12, 9pm-4am, Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, BK

The Lost Circus 5th Anniversary

Part of 2nd Annual NYC Steampunk Weekend, July 11-13

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620555994837246

July 15- Bryant Park - Accordion Festival - bryantpark.org

July 17 - Drom -ADDRESS: 85 Avenue A, Basement, New York 10009 NY

  WEBSITE: http://www.dromnyc.com/

July 22- Bryant Park - Accordion Festival -…

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Thank you Natsumi Suzuki ... 

Sad The Dolomites 泥魔威告-ドロマイツ news ... とても悲しい事なんですけど、これからナツミスズキさんがドロマイツのライブにも参加する事をしませんです。ナツミさんの素晴らしいダンスと出演に大感謝です。お疲れ様、本当にご苦労様でした!We Will Miss you. これから色々もっと良い事が有るように祈ってます。
The Dolomites are very sad to announce that Natsumi Suzuki had her last show with us in Oita and will no longer be performing with the Dolomites for the time being. Thank you Natsumi for all your great performances , hard work, and contribution with the Dolomites, we shall miss you very much. Love and Respect and Great Fortune to you… Read more


JAPAN TOUR DATES 2014 お待たせ致しました。。。


【 東京・新宿 】 ◎4月18日(金)~21日(月)Natsumi Suzuki WS 
◎4月19日(土)ー @ 新宿村 SOLD OUT !!!!!
-- 主催 Fig --

4月24日(木)~5月1日(木)ドロマイツ バンドツアーw/Natsumi Suzuki
【 愛知・石川・新潟・金沢・仙台・盛岡・東京(下北沢)】
-- 主催 JAPONICUS --
◎4.27(sun) MIYAGI・SENDAI @ …Read more

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