Nenes Koza Dabasa

This chapter shows the significance of Nenes' singers, producers, and guest musicians on Koza Dabasa in order to reveal the importance of the album, the original Nenes' lineup, and the durability of their sound and brand over a ...

Author: Henry Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501351259

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Koza Dabasa explores Okinawa's island culture and its ghosts of war through the lens of Nenes, a four-woman pop group that draws on the distinctiveness and exoticism of Okinawan musical tradition. Both a tropical island paradise and the site of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, Okinawa has a unique culture and a contentious history. Its musical traditions are distinct from other parts of Japan, varying in instrumentation, poetic forms, and musical scales. Nenes marks its cultural difference as Okinawan by emphasizing its own exoticism, expressed through its music, fashion, imagery, and performance style. Henry Johnson listens to Koza Dabasa as a representation of Okinawa's relationship with the Japanese music industry and with the broader themes of international warfare and local tourism. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
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Islands of Discontent

... Nenes, Koza dabasa (Ki / oon Sony Records, KSCZ 83, 1994). 42. In Isoda and Kurokawa, Okinawan Music Guide for Beginners, 68—69. 43. Teruya, Naka, and Murakami, Okinawa no ima gaido bukku, 30. 44. Nenes, Koza dabasa (lyrics by Bise ...

Author: Laura Hein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461637929

Category: History

Page: 352

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Exploring contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book argues that the long Japanese tradition of defining Okinawa as a subordinate and peripheral part of Japan means that all claims of Okinawan distinctiveness necessarily become part of the larger debate over contemporary identity. The contributors trace the renascence of the debate in the burst of cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade, with the rapid growth of local museums and memorials and the huge increase in popularity of distinctive Okinawan music and literature, as well as in political movements targeting both U.S. military bases and Japanese national policy on ecological, developmental, and equity grounds. A key strategy for claiming and shaping Okinawan identity is the mobilization of historical memory of the recent past, particularly of the violent subordination of Okinawan interests to those of the Japanese and American governments in war and occupation. Its intertwining themes of historical memory, nationality, ethnicity, and cultural conflict in contemporary society address central issues in anthropology, sociology, contemporary history, Asian Studies, international relations, cultural studies, and post-colonial studies. Contributions by: Matt Allen, Linda Isako Angst, Asato Eiko, Gerald Figal, Aaron Gerow, Laura Hein, Michael Molasky, Steve Rabson, James E. Roberson, Mark Selden, and Julia Yonetani.
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John Farnham s Whispering Jack

... Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Shonen Knife's Happy Hour by Brooke McCorkle Nenes' Koza Dabasa by Henry Johnson Forthcoming Titles: Yuming's The ...

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501382079

Category: Music

Page: 128

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The album examined in this book transformed the singer John Farnham from a faded teen pop star into the most popular solo rock performer in Australia, in a career that has lasted for more than 30 years. Whispering Jack remains the top-selling album by an Australian artist in Australia, and constitutes the turning point in Farnham's bid to achieve credibility as an adult contemporary musician. The first single from the album, 'You're the Voice,' has achieved such iconic status that it is routinely referred to as Australia's unofficial national anthem. The book examines the album, its context and that history in order to recover a crucial conjuncture in the development of Australian rock and popular music, one that has previously been ignored in Australian popular music studies.
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Gilberto Gil s Refazenda

... Game by Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Forthcoming Titles: Nenes's Koza Dabasa by Henry Johnson Shonen Knife's Happy Hour by Brooke McCorkle ...

Author: Marc A. Hertzman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330421

Category: Music

Page: 184

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Refazenda connects a remarkable album by one of the 20th and 21st centuries' great musicians to a dazzling, often unexpected, array of people and places spread across the globe from Brazil to England to Chile to Japan. Critics and fans often project (or impose) desires and interpretations onto Gil that don't seem to fit. This book explores why familiar political and musical categories so often fall flat and explains why serendipity may instead be the best way to approach this mercurial album and the unrepeatable artist who created it. Based on years of listening to, studying, and teaching about Gil, and the author's own encounters with the album around the world, this book argues that Refazenda does, in fact, contain radical messages, though they rarely appear in the form, shape, or places that we might expect. The book also includes the first English-language translations of the album's lyrics, never-discussed-before 1970s Japanese liner notes, and a recounting of a forgotten moment when censors detained Gil during the album's debut tour. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
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Joe Hisaishi s Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro

... Game by Patrick St. Michel AKB48 by Patrick W. Galbraith & Jason G. Karlin Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro by Kunio Hara Forthcoming titles: Nenes' Koza Dabasa by Henry Johnson ...

Author: Kunio Hara

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501345142

Category: Music

Page: 184

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My Neighbor Totoro is a long-standing international icon of Japanese pop culture that grew out of the partnership between the legendary animator Miyazaki Hayao and the world-renowned composer Joe Hisaishi. A crucial step in the two artists' collaboration was the creation of the album, My Neighbor Totoro: Image Song Collection, with lyrics penned by Miyazaki and Nakagawa Rieko, a famed children's book author, and music composed by Hisaishi. The album, released in 1987 prior to the opening of the film, served not only as a promotional product, but also provided Miyazaki with concrete ideas about the characters and the themes of the film. This book investigates the extent to which Hisaishi's music shaped Miyazaki's vision by examining the relationship between the images created by Miyazaki and the music composed by Hisaishi, with special emphasis on their approaches to nostalgia, one of the central themes of the film.
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AKB48

... Soundtrack by Rose Bridges Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel Forthcoming titles: Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Nenes'Koza Dabasa by Henry Johnson Shonen Knife's ...

Author: Patrick W. Galbraith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501341137

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Since its formation as a girl group in 2005, AKB48 has become a phenomenal success and institution in Japan. Having originally recruited fans with photocopied fliers and daily performances in the Akihabara area of Tokyo, AKB48 now saturates Japan. Its members--nearly 800 of them, including five sister groups and four so-called "rival groups" across Japan, as well as six sister groups in other Asian cities--appear in print, broadcast, online, and social media; in advertisements and on products; at home and on the train; on- and off-screen. AKB48's multi-platform omnipresence is characteristic of "idols," whose intimate relationship to fans and appeals to them for support have made the group dominant on the Oricon Yearly Singles Chart in the 2010s; they hold several records, including most consecutive million-selling singles sold in Japan. A unique business model relentlessly monetizes fans' affections through meet-and-greet events and elections, which maximize CD sales, and their saturated presence in the media. At a time when affect is more important than ever in economic, political, and social theory, this book explores the intersection of idols and affect in contemporary Japan and beyond.
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Mercyful Fate s Don t Break the Oath

... Bebop Soundtrack by Rose Bridges Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Shonen Knife's Happy Hour by Brooke McCorkle Nenes' Koza Dabasa ...

Author: Henrik Marstal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501354403

Category: Music

Page: 152

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Upon its release, Don't Break the Oath charted fifth on the official British heavy metal album list and was supported by a two month long sold-out American tour in early 1985. The band's controversial stage appearance with burning crosses, a microphone stand formed as a cross made of two human leg bones, as well as other blasphemous rituals attracted the attention of the then newly formed PRMC (Parental Resource Music Center) committee, ironically reassuring the band its position on the charts. But though the album was hugely popular in the anglophone metal scene, it was conceived in peripheral Denmark. This book discusses the relationship between center and periphery. It juxtaposes the Anglophone reticent of heavy metal with the rather marginalized location of Copenhagen, and examines Mercyful Fate's relation to the Nordic region more generally. It also takes a close look at the methods involved in the production of King Diamond's vocals, and emphasizes the role of the vocalist as just as an important part of the over-all soundscape as the instrumental contributions.
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Heiner M ller and Heiner Goebbels s Wolokolamsker Chaussee

... Bebop Soundtrack by Rose Bridges Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Shonen Knife's Happy Hour by Brooke McCorkle Nenes' Koza Dabasa ...

Author: Philip V. Bohlman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501346170

Category: Music

Page: 144

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By gathering historical and musical fragments from a Europe torn apart by the Second World War and the Cold War, East German playwright Heiner Müller and West German composer Heiner Goebbels created Wolokolamsker Chaussee as a musical panorama that stretched across modern European history at a moment of international crisis. The question at the heart of the recording was prescient in the waning years of the Cold War, but it remains no less critical for the “crisis of Europe” today: Is it possible for Europe to be unified? A vast range of musical styles-from folk song to hip-hop, from the symphonic canon to heavy metal-coalesce in the five acts, which expose the wounds of European history while struggling musically to heal them. This extraordinary recording from 1989/90 not only captures the sound of a historical moment, but also powerfully enacts responses to it. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese, Brazilian, and European music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
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Ivo Papazov s Balkanology

... Bridges Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara AKB48 by Patrick W. Galbraith and Jason G. Karlin Forthcoming Titles: Nenes' Koza Dabasa ...

Author: Carol Silverman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501346316

Category: Music

Page: 144

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From countercultural resistance to world music craze, Balkan music captured the attention of global audiences. Balkanology, the 1991 quintessential album of Bulgarian music, highlights this moment of unbridled creativity. Seasoned musicians all over the world are still in awe of the technical abilities of the musicians in Ansambl Trakia-their complex additive rhythms, breakneck speeds, stunning improvisations, dense ornamentation, chromatic passages, and innovative modulations. Bridging folk, jazz, and rock sensibilities, Trakia's music has set the standard for Bulgarian music until today, and its members, especially Ivo Papazov, are revered stars at home and abroad. The album reveals how Romani (Gypsy) artists resisted the state's prohibition against Romani music and fashioned a genre that became a youth movement in Bulgaria, and then a world music phenomenon. Balkanology underscores the political, economic and social roles of music during socialism and postsocialism.
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Yuming s The 14th Moon

... Bebop Soundtrack by Rose Bridges Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts Joe Hisaishi's My Neighbor Totoro: Soundtrack by Kunio Hara Shonen Knife's Happy Hour by Brooke McCorkle Nenes' Koza Dabasa ...

Author: Lasse Lehtonen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501378157

Category: Music

Page: 168

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It is not an exaggeration that Matsutoya Yumi-better known by her stage name Yuming-is one of the most influential figures in Japanese popular music history. A singer-songwriter recognized globally for her songs used in Miyazaki Hayao's beloved animations, Yuming has captured the hearts of listeners of different generations since her debut in the early 1970s. Her fourth album, The 14th Moon, released in 1976, was a milestone in establishing her signature style: the posh, “city” sound that later paved the way to the 1980s City Pop and 1990s J-pop. In addition to examining the album's astonishing stylistic versatility, this book explores how Yuming revolutionized the position of women in Japanese popular music and how her work can help us understand social changes in Japan of the 1970s.
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