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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan

Various

RGNET1211CD

Japan is no longer perceived as home to the worst excesses of idol pop or inaccessible traditional music. In truth, Japanese musicians have for years been skillful at blending the traditional with the pop and coming up with some of the world's craziest concoctions. The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan encompasses sounds from ancient gagaku to today's hottest roots acts, mixed with quintessential enka and post-war boogie-woogie - a compilation to blow away any lingering preconceptions.
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Japan is no longer perceived as home to the worst excesses of idol pop or inaccessible traditional music. In truth, Japanese musicians have for years been skillful at blending the traditional with the pop and coming up with some of the world's craziest concoctions. The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan encompasses sounds from ancient gagaku to today's hottest roots acts, mixed with quintessential enka and post-war boogie-woogie - a compilation to blow away any lingering preconceptions.
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