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Posted by shanoah on March 26, 2009

More funkified Japanese music, hmmm?

Well, this time I’m going to play a performance that had no song name or performers name. It looked interesting, though, as this is supposed to be a traditional dance (and presumably song) of the Ainu people.

They are basically a ethnic group in Japan that have their own language with no known connection to any other language in the world. Since we’re talking about Japan, center of cultural conformity, there has been all sorts of discrimination against them, with the usual steps; their language having been outlawed, etc.

Some of that has been repealed. I wish I was absolutely sure that the video I’m going to show you is authentic, and not something dreamed up for tourists, but that’s the breaks…


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