Tag Archives: Japan

MOMOTARO: TAKÉNOBU BRINGS A FOLKTALE TO LIFE WITH CELLO AND LAPTOP

Since first hearing Nick Takénobu Ogawa’s album Exposition this past summer, I’ve been a fan of this versatile cellist. I was surprised and excited to discover his December release of an album based on a famous Japanese folktale I grew … Continue reading

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FROM WAR DRUMS TO TAIKOPEACE

To anyone living on the West Coast, taiko is a familiar fixture at folk festivals and at college events. But what about its history, especially in North America? In this Apsara guest post, Seattle composer and musician Byron Au Yong … Continue reading

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HOPE SHINES ON, BUT JAPAN STILL NEEDS OUR HELP

Hip-hop music blog Word is Bond joins the global effort to support post-earthquake relief work in Japan with the compilation album Hope for Tomorrow. As most people across Japan settled down for bed on March 11, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

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