Posts Tagged ‘Music’

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Kaori Muraji – Japanese Classical Guitarist

May 9, 2010

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Happy Birthday, Yoko Kanno!

March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Yoko Kanno!

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Can Sound Influence Mind and Body?

January 31, 2010

Can Sound Influence Mind and Body?

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Konjaku Monogatari by Eri Sugai

January 28, 2010

Konjaku Monogatari by Eri Sugai

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Nobuyuki Tsujii (Pianist)

July 26, 2009

“When I was a kid, I once said, ‘I’m blind,’ and my parents went quiet. So I quickly added, ‘But I’m all right because I play the piano,’ to try and console them. It’s my true feeling,” Tsujii said.

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“Kikuzukushi” – National Theater of Japan

June 30, 2009

Nagauta (長唄, “long song”) is a kind of traditional Japanese music developed during Edo period. “Kikuzukushi” (Chrysanthemum dance) is often used to teach the basics of Japanese traditional dance.

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Joe Hisaishi: Greatest Hits

March 29, 2009

Joe Hisaishi’s music was often featured in Ghibli films, but he also composed music for many live-action movies. This is a selection of some of his best soundtracks.

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World Visionaries: Toru Takemitsu

March 20, 2009

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Tsugaru-Jamisen Music: Takahashi Chikuzan

March 7, 2009

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Goma da Didgeridoo and Tucker Music

February 26, 2009

Aboriginal sound with techno and kitchen utensils :)

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Ode to Joy: 5000 People Sing in Tokyo

February 26, 2009

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen 2008

January 2, 2009

Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦, Kōhaku Uta Gassen), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Year’s Eve. Literally “Red and White Song Battle,” the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The “red” team or akagumi (赤組, 紅組, akagumi?) is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the “white” team or shirogumi (白組, shirogumi?) is all male (or groups with male vocals). Read the rest of this entry ?

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