JAGATARA is a Japanese funk band which centered around Edo Akemi.
The band formed in March, 1979. They released their first album 'Nanban Torai' 「南蛮渡来」 under the name 'Ankokutairiku Jagatara' 「暗黒大陸じゃがたら」 in 1982. After the release of their debut album, Edo Akemi experienced an apparent lapse in creativity to write new material, but the band continued to perform a number of energetic live shows. In 1989 they attained a major record deal with BMG Victor (現BMG JAPAN) and released the album 'Sore Kara' 「それから」. On January 27 1990, Edo died of an accidental drowning whilst taking a bath. The remaining members disbanded shortly after.
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