Friday, February 14, 2014

Japan, Okinawa: Shimauta musician

Shimauta, or "island music", has provided comfort to the people of Okinawa during excrutiangly difficult times as well as joyous occasions such as weddings and festivals. Sanshin is their main instrument and during summer months the songs of Matsuri (festivals, often related with rice harvest) can be heard throughout the island, voices raised in the air and the rythmic pluck of Sanshing ringing...

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