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  • OKINAWA AFRICA- Kanako Horiuchi & Abdul Tee-Jay - Duration: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 126 views
    Kanako Horiuchi from Okinawa and Abdul Tee-Jay from Sierra Leone, together with Ghanaian percussionist Kofi, mix shima uta island songs with palm wine music. 24th June 2018 at Ivy House Nunhead
    Fin...
  • NHK Blends - Channel

    • 41 videos
    Blends - A musical mix: East meets West. Thanks for stopping by. This is the Youtube channel where you'll find the latest Blends masterpiece. We're on a collision course with Japan. Enjoy the ride. Su
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  • The Boom - Kodomora Ni Hanataba Wo - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,181 views
    Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 10th 1997, Japanese band The Boom. This was the closing song.
  • The Boom- Tegami - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,052 views
    On July 10th 1997, Japanese group The Boom performed on the Miles Davis Stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival. This was the opening song, Tegami.
  • The Boom - Shima Uta - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 62,254 views
    It is difficult to overestimate the effect on Okinawan music that the Boom’s number one, 1.5 million selling single ‘Shima Uta’ had in 1993. Although interest in Okinawan music had swelled on the m...
  • Kazuhira Takeshita - Mucha Kana Bushi - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 658 views
    Kazuhira Takeshita was born in August 1933 in the village of Shokazu in the Setouchi district of Amami island.He began studying the local shima uta folk music at the age of 12, and is considered as...
  • Kazuhira Takeshita - Kadoko Nabekana Bushi - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 536 views
    Kazuhira Takeshita was born in August 1933 in the village of Shokazu in the Setouchi district of Amami island.He began studying the local shima uta folk music at the age of 12, and is considered as...
  • Peking Opera - Ying Tai Kang Hun - Yingtai Resists Marriage - Duration: 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 465 views
    Starring Li Haiyan, Zhen Jianhua and the featuring the First Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company.
    Yingtai Resists Marriage was adapted by a master of Peking opera Cheng Yanqiu and was his...
  • Peking Opera- Dao Wang Fen - Rob the Prince's Tomb - Duration: 9 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 303 views
    Starring Zhang Sen, Zhao Zhiqiang with the Third Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company.
    The story was adapted from the classic novel Water Margin, about an army under the Liangsham outlaw ...
  • Kochiyama- Kabuki Male Roles 3 - Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,489 views
    In the final part, Ichikawa Somegoro talks about male roles in Kabuki, this time, heroes as anti-establishment villains, in the play Kochiyama.
    The DVD of Kochiyama is available here
    http://www.far...
  • Kuruwa Bunsho + Sakanaya Sogoro - Kabuki Male Roles 2 - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,143 views
    Ichikawa Somegoro talks about male roles in Kabuki, this time, gentle and funny characters in two plays, Kuruwa Bunsho and Sakanaya Sogoro.
    The DVD of Sakanaya Sogoro is available here
    http://www....
  • Terakoya + Kumagai Jinya, Kabuki Male Roles - Duration: 9 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 957 views
    Ichikawa Somegoro talks about male roles on this opening programme of the NHK World programme, Kabuki Kool. He begins with two plays that feature tragic heroes who make an ultimate sacrifice, Terak...
  • The Boom - E -Ambe - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 10,509 views
    The Boom perform in 1995 on a short-lived NHK programme called Asia Live, which was simultaneously broadcast in other Asian countries. E-Ambe is an Okinawan/Indonesian influenced song originally on...
  • The Boom - Tinsagu nu Hana - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 80,643 views
    In 1994 The Boom headlined an event called Club Asia at the Nippon Budokan. There were several guests including Okinawa's Yoriko Ganeko, Singapore's Dick Lee, Maribeth from the Philippines, China's...
  • Rinken Band - Sabani - Duration: 5 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 12,610 views
    Rinken Band were formed back in 1977 by Rinken Teruya. Born in 1949, Rinken comes from a musical family, his grandfather being Rinzan Teruya, and his father the much loved colourful character Rinsu...
  • Rinken Band - Chura Jura - Duration: 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,936 views
    Rinken Band were formed back in 1977 by Rinken Teruya. Born in 1949, Rinken comes from a musical family, his grandfather being Rinzan Teruya, and his father the much loved colourful character Rinsu...
  • Ara Yukito Parsha Club - Katami Bushi - Duration: 6 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,041 views
    From 1995, this is the first track from the first album by Ara Yukito Parsha Club. At the time they were one of the hottest Okinawan bands around. Ara Yukito is from the village of Shiraho on Ishig...
  • Tetsuhiro Daiku- El Condor Pasa - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 587 views
    Tetsuhiro Daiku was born in 1949, on Ishigaki Island. A mentor of Yukichi Yamazato, Daiku moved to the main Okinawan island port city of Naha when he was 19 years old. He won several prizes for his...
  • Tetsuhiro Daiku - Tsundara Bushi - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 429 views
    Tetsuhiro Daiku was born in 1949, on Ishigaki Island. A mentor of Yukichi Yamazato, Daiku moved to the main Okinawan island port city of Naha when he was 19 years old. He won several prizes for his...
  • Hetty Koes Endang -Yume no Naka e - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,114 views
    The great Indonesian songstress Hetty Koes Endang sings a dangdut version of the Japanese song, Yume no Nake e on Japanese TV in 1994. This song by Atsuko Enomoto & Chihiro Suzuki was the ending th...
  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Mangetsu no Yube - Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 733 views
    More footage from from the Tsuzura-ori no Utage organised by Soul Flower Mononoke Summit at Nagata Jinja, Kobe, January 21st 1996, one year after the Kobe earthquake. A live version by Hiroshi Yama...
  • Ippei Yamanaka & Chindon Tsushinsha - Kawachi Ondo meets Chindon - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 400 views
    I know I am probably in a minority of one, but for me combining Kawachi Ondo and Chindon is a match made in heaven. This is more footage from the Tsuzura-ori no Utage organised by Soul Flower Monon...
  • Jiang Jian Hua - Horse Racing - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 541 views
    Chinese erhu player Jiang Jian Hua accompanied by pipa. Jiang Jian Hua is a brilliant player of the erhu, and Horse Racing is one of the most popular pieces, about the horse racing event held in a ...
  • Soul Flower Mononoke Summit -Fukko Bushi, Tokyo Bushi - Duration: 7 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,474 views
    Live at Nagata Jinja, Kobe, January 21st 1996. One year after the Kobe earthquake, the ever resourceful Soul Flower Mononoke Summit, who had played numerous times in Kobe mostly around the area of ...
  • Donto - Yoi Yoi - Duration: 6 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,229 views
    Live at Nagata Jinja, Kobe, January 21st 1996. One year after the Kobe earthquake, the ever resourceful Soul Flower Mononoke Summit, who had played numerous times in Kobe mostly around the area of ...
  • YMO - Ishin Denshin (You've Got to Help Yourself) - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 42,344 views
    From 26th September 1983, YMO perform on the TV show Yoru no Hit Studio
    Buy YMO CDs
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  • YMO - Behind the Mask - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,318 views
    Live at Hurrah, New York, November, 1st 1979.
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  • Puri - Incredible Korean Traditional Music group - Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 487 views
    In recent years, the South Korean government has been sponsoring a new wave of traditional music artists to perform around the world. It wasn't always like this however. In the early 90s, a group c...
  • Takashi Hirayasu & Ken Ohtake - Toshin Doi - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,130 views
    In Okinawa, or in Japan for that matter, an audience is used to dancing Okinawan style to the Katcharsee tune Toshin Doi as a finale to a performance. Not, however, in Germany. Though Takashi Hiray...
  • Takashi Hirayasu - Akata Sun Dunchi - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,957 views
    Broadcast on Rainbow Cafe, MXTV, Tokyo on 13th July 1999. Takashi Hirayasu performs Akata Sun Dunchi.

    Japan’s most vibrant music scene exists down in Okinawa, the sub-tropical islands that lie in ...
  • Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman, Chon Chon Kijimuna & Chinnuku Jushi News 23 - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,062 views
    A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since this was broadcast on the Japanese News 23 programme on 1st September 1999. Bob Brozman passed away in April 2013 in rather unclear but definitely ...
  • Yukichi Yamazato - Asadoya Yunta, Tubarama - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 585 views
    One of the greatest musicians from Yaeyama, Okinawa. Many of the songs are called Yunta and Jiraba, work songs, originally sung acapella without sanshin. Asadoya Yunta is probably the most famous s...
  • Yasuaki Shimizu- Bach Cello Suites 4+6 - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,230 views
    Recorded at the Kamaishi Mine in Japan and the Palazzo Papafava, Padova in Italy, the remarkable renditions of Bach Cello Suites by Japanese saxophonist Yasuaki Shimizu.
    Read about Yasuaki Shimizu...
  • Don Ca Tai Tu- 'Amateur' Music from the Mekong Delta - Duration: 113 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 829 views
    Down in the deep south of Vietnam, it's difficult to escape Don Ca Tai Tu, so-called 'Amateur' music. It's performed at weddings, funerals, parties and just about any occasion. And for many tourist...
  • YMO - Tighten up, Riot in Lagos Live from Los Angeles 1980 - Duration: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,504 views
    Yellow Magic Orchestra perform Tighten Up and Riot in Lagos in Los Angeles from their World Tour '80. Originally broadcast 8th November 1980 on Fuji TV. The concert took place at the A&M Chaplin Me...
  • YMO - Rydeen - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 839 views
    From 2nd June 1980, Yellow Magic Orchestra perform Rydeen on the TV show, Yoru no Hit Studio.
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  • Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny - Mangetsu no Yube - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,011 views
    A clip of Mangetsu no Yube performed live by Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny, plus interview with Takashi Nakagawa. This is from a TV programme called Rainbow Cafe, originally broadcast in Decem...
  • Genji Kuniyoshi- Kuichya - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,572 views
    Genji Kuniyoshi is the best known traditional musician of Miyako island, one of the smaller of the Ryukyu chain of islands in Okinawa. He was born in 1930, and for many years has been the represent...
  • Genji Kuniyoshi - Irabu Togani - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,122 views
    Genji Kuniyoshi is the best known traditional musician of Miyako island, one of the smaller of the Ryukyu chain of islands in Okinawa. He was born in 1930, and for many years has been the represent...
  • Seijin Noborikawa - Kunjan Jintoyo - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 14,177 views
    Filmed in 2001, one of the greats of Okinawan music, Seijin Noborikawa, performing one of his most famous songs, Kunjan Jintayo,
    Buy Seijin Noborikawa CDs here
    http://www.farsidemusic.com/acatalog/...
  • Seijin Noborikawa - Kuduchi - Duration: 5 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 14,318 views
    Filmed in 2001, one of the greats of Okinawan music, Seijin Noborikawa, performing Kuduchi, a type of song whereby the lyrics, sung in talking style, tell stories of people's lives.
    Buy Seijin Nobo...
  • Liu Fang - The King Chu Doffs His Armour- WOMAD UK 2004 - Duration: 9 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 418 views
    The people next to the River Stage on Sunday afternoon had one eye on the weather and one eye on the stage. However, soon after Liu Fang started to give her pipa (Chinese lute) recital, most people...
  • Liu Fang - Red River - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,442 views
    Filmed May 22nd 2004 at the Guildhall, Bath International Music Festival.
    Since the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the pipa- a four stringed lute- has been one of the most popular Chinese instruments. Li...
  • Heatwave - Mangetsu no Yube - Duration: 6 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,786 views
    Twenty years ago, on the 17th January 2005, the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck near the city of Kobe early in the morning, eventually killing nearly 6,500 people. Out of this tragedy was born one ...
  • Shang Shang Typhoon - Theme of Shang Shang Typhoon, Karasu Kanemon Kanzaburo - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,308 views
    Shang Shang Typhoon perform in Beijing jointly broadcast on Japanese and Chinese Television in 1994.
    Read about Shang Shang Typhoon
    https://farsidemusic.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/shang-shang......
  • Shoukichi Kina - Hiyamikachi Bushi - Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,331 views
    Shoukichi Kina was the first music from Okinawa I heard in 1989. I went to Okinawa and interviewed him for fRoots magazine in 1990, and saw him live many times over the following years. I was livin...
  • An-Chang Project - Kuminu Shu - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 318 views
    An-Chang Project live in Taipei in 2000. Kuminu Shu is a traditional song from Miyako island, Okinawa. Artists featured are Jun Yasuba (vocals, sanshin), Yoshie Uno (vocals, sanshin, taiko, sanba, ...
  • An-Chang Project - Amagoi Bushi - Duration: 5 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 914 views
    Broadcast in 1999 on Rainbow Cafe, on MXTV in Tokyo. One of the Japan's best 'unknown' bands An-Chang Project, featuring Jun Yasuba, Yoshie Uno (who very sadly passed away in 2009) and Natsuki Hatt...
  • Jintara Poonlarp - Live in London 2003 - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,835 views
    In 2003, one of the great stars of Thai morlam and lukthung styles, Jintara Poonlarp performed in London, at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater, a striking Victorian building. The show was put on pri...
  • Harumi Miyako - Onna no Kaikyo - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 20,116 views
    For pure, over the top emotion, not many types of music can beat Japanese enka. I didn't particularly like it when I was younger, but sadly, the older I get, the more I find myself getting caught u...
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