Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 50: Folk Music of Japan


Greetings, music enthusiasts! Join me for a captivating journey to the Far East in Episode #50 of Busy Kids Love Music Podcast. As part of our series “Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music,” we’re setting sail to the island country of Japan—a land of beauty, history, and exquisite folk music.

**Episode Highlights:**

– **A Musical Odyssey:** Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of Japan, where folk music is a tapestry woven with the rich threads of tradition and culture.

– **Ancient Melodies:** Explore the enchanting world of Shomyo, Gagaku, Noh, and Kabuki—forms of Japanese music that resonate with the country’s religious practices and theatrical expressions.

– **Silence as a Symphony:** Uncover the concept of “ma,” where music finds harmony in the blank spaces of silence, adding a distinctive element to Japanese compositions.

– **Passport Stamp:** After experiencing the beauty of Japan’s folk music, don’t forget to print your passport stamp below and add it to your musical passport.

As we embark on this musical odyssey, let the captivating melodies and cultural insights transport you to the heart of Japan. Tune in to Episode #50 for an unforgettable exploration of Japan’s enchanting folk music.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Music History course

Print your Japan Stamp

Links for Previous Passport Stamps:

Print your stamp and visit Ireland

Print your stamp and visit Congo

Print the passport and visit Brazil

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Traditional Japanese Folk and Work Songs

Gagaku court music of japan

The Kyoto Nohgaku Kai ‎– Japanese Noh Music

Traditional Kabuki Music – Yuzuki

Kabuki on Stage: A Solo Performance at Portland Japanese Garden

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 50

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of visually stunning performances that include much of the music from today’s episode. Check it out here.

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