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Traditional Japanese music is the term used to describe historical Japanese folk music, or traditional music.

One of the characteristics of traditional Japanese music is a sparse rhythm. It also doesn't have regular chords. In Japanese music, one cannot beat time with one's hands because there is an interval ma (間?). The rhythms are based on ma; silence is important. Japanese music flows, in an attempt to reflect the feeling of nature. The tempo usually starts out very slow and… read more

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    hmm...why cant i see the play buton ?
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    Come here to download traditional Japanese music: http://www.hearjapan.com/store/genre/1/48/traditional-japanese
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    If you happen to be in London next Tuesday, 21st April, I recommend the UK premiere of BAKIRINOSU, a female acapella duo from Osaka, Japan. Fed by diverse influences, the twin voices of Bakirinosu have their roots in popular Japanese music and travel, a cappella, along melodic lines that evoke both European folklore and the sound of unknown threnody, from further away. Part of Osaka’s art scene, Ras and Gaki collaborated on rock projects before testing out a more daring formula based on song. Bakirinosu is a young group, whose candour is captivating and whose voices are beautifully simple, spontaneous and tranquil, oscillating between ethnic breathlessness and poetic nursery rhymes. BAKIRINOSU live at CAFE OTO, London Tuesday 21 April 2009, 20h00 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL, www.cafeoto.co.uk Book now at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45498 £8 in advance, £10 at the door

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