Music of the Month
For a contribution of 20.00 a month (28.00 outside of the US), I'll be sending you a recording from somewhere interesting, each and every month. You will receive a CD in the mail, and regular monthly subcribers will also get a bonus CD now and then.
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Our Music of the Month selection for May 2021

Best Japanese Music You've Never Heard

"If weird came in sizes from XS to XXXL, then The Best Japanese Music Youíve Never Heard would clock in somewhere around an XL on the scale. Not so alien it sounds as if itís from another planet, but heading towards the edge of this one." Chris Nickson in his RootsWorld review.

This month we present a diverse collection exploring some of Japanís lesser-known contemporary styles by artists rooted in tradition. From the female divas of the southern Ryukyu islands to the minyo revivalists Boomdigi, Aragehonzi and Tsukudanaka Sanpachi, this is an album full of intrigue and surprises. The tracks included here were chosen by Paul Fisher of Far Side Music, who has had his ear of the pulse of Asian music of all kinds for decades.

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These CDs are donated by World Music Network, and I thank them (and I hope, you) for supporting RootsWorld.
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Listen Tsukudanaka Sanpachi
"Eh! Eh? Eh!? Janaika"

Listen Utsumi Eika, Munekiyo Hiroshi & Sui-i-test Sound
"Don-Don Bushi"

Listen Surf Champlers
"Misirlou"

Listen Cockroach Eaters
"Saboten No Wakusei"

You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop
(and save a little on postage for more than one CD).

Sign up for Music of the Month with a 20.00 monthly donation (includes postage in US and Canada):
Sign up for Music of the Month with a 28.00 monthly donation (includes postage worldwide):
Buy the CD for a 21.00 donation (includes US post)
Buy the CD for a 28.00 donation (outside US)

You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop (and save a little on postage for more than one CD).

 

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