We are heading to the Far East today to visit the country of Japan, a beautiful island country of Asia. The music we’ll be listening to in this episode is going to be different for your ears if you are used to listening to Western music, but it is filled with the beauty and history of the Japanese people and reflects their religious practices and theatrical forms.
We’re going to learn all sorts of brand new things as we listen to the folk music of Japan!
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Busy Kids Do Music History course
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
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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