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Minyo Crusaders sing a song from every corner of Japan

Music Aug 30, 2018

Minyo Crusaders sing a song from every corner of Japan

by Alex Martin

A muffled bass line is soon matched by Katsumi Tanaka's staccato electric guitar riff loosely emulating a shamisen. Congas and timbales start grooving in the rhythm of cumbia before the horn section dives in, setting the stage for Fredy Tsukamoto to belt out a ...

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

Our Lives | TELLING LIVES Sep 30, 2014

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

by Magdalena Osumi

Learning to play the three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument shamisen topped Canadian Maud Archambault's list of things to do while in Japan. She arrived here in 2001 to explore one of her fields of study: Japanese culture. Fast forward to today, where she is recognized as ...

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in New York

World Jan 29, 2014

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in New York

Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents, has died at the age of 94. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, said his grandfather died peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. Monday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he had ...