2014-04-25 Music(s) of Japan

Japanese world music on KAOSWarming up for this weekend’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Seattle Center, we heard music from Japan, and music from elsewhere featuring Japanese instruments and themes. And as you might expect, it wasn’t all traditional! Also, new releases and more in hour 2.

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Hour 1
Yoshida Brothers
“Storm” from Yoshida Brothers

Mari Atsumi “Suki Yo Ai Shite” from Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970

Ryuku Underground “Kokusai Dori Dub” from Ryuku Underground

Cicala Mvta “Stara Planina” from Ghost Circus

Kodo “Floor” from Heartbeat – KODO 25th Anniversary

Takashi Hirayasu “Mangetsu No Yube” from The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan

Oki “Utuwaskarap” from Music from the Tea Lands

On Ensemble “Zeecha” from Dust and Sand

Unidentified Artist “Shoji” from Asian Takeaways

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Kusano Chikuzan/Fujiwara Eizan/Ichinohe Ozan/Isono Sazan “Toge Hachiri” from Shakuhachi-Japanese Traditional Music

An Chang Project “Winding Path” from Monkey Harmonizing Songs

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra “Sea Monsters” from Heroes

Takio Ito & Takio Band “Takio’s Soran Bushi” from The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan

Hour 2
“In Confidence” from Singing in Tongues

Metá Metá “Alakorô” from MetaL MetaL

Anansy Cisse “Baala” from Mali Overdrive

Rona Hartner “Frida y Diego” from Balkan Fever

Alsarah & The Nubatones “Rennat” from Silt

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan “Heart of Gold” from Ecstasy

Golem “My Horse (feat. Curtis Hasselbring)” from Tanz

Isle of Klezbos “A Glezele Yash (Live)” from Live from Brooklyn

Set break — Concert Calendar

Jungle By Night “Weapon” from The Hunt

Ernest Ranglin & Avila “Joan’s Pen” from Bless Up

Sambatronica “Brazuca” from Brazil: Sambossica 4

Boulpik “Rele” from Konpa Lakay

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