Every week, veteran broadcaster and DJ Peter Barakan hits the Tokyo airwaves showcasing a range of carefully selected songs to his listeners. Now he’s doing the same thing with movies.
Barakan is in his third year as curator and namesake of Peter Barakan’s Music Film Festival, which runs this year from today through Sept. 21 at Kadokawa Cinema Yurakucho in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. The three-week event will feature 31 films including documentaries, concert films and narrative films centered on music.
The England-born broadcaster has been a fixture in Japanese music media for decades and currently hosts multiple radio shows such as the Sunday evening music program “Barakan Beat” on InterFM. Outside Japan, he may be best known as the host of the NHK cultural TV series, “Japanology Plus.”