Posts Tagged "music"

MUSIC MATTERS!

MUSIC MATTERS!

  • 28th July 2017

The other day, during a discussion of my teaching, a colleague in religious studies said to me, ‘well a course on music in Japan is too specialized’, or something to that effect. WHY, I ask, should music ‘specialized’ than, for example, religion? I would contend that, on the whole, most…

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Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

  • 7th May 2015

Established in 1895 by Shikama Totsuji 四竈訥治(訥堂、1853 – 1928), this youth band was one of the first of its kind. A few years later several department stores founded youth bands. They performed publicly and were important for making Western music more widely heard. The following year Shikama Totsuji moved back…

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“The Kamaishi Band”

“The Kamaishi Band”

  • 11th March 2015

11 March 2015. Already 4 years have passed since the great earthquake and tsunami struck North-Eastern Japan. One of the hard-hit towns on the Iwate coast was Kamaishi, which was also destroyed in the Sanriku tsunami of 1896. This picture I found by chance as I was going through the…

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Book Lauch in Copenhagen!

  • 15th November 2014

Not by Love Alone: The Violin in Japan, 1850 – 2010 Book launch with lecture and recital by Margaret Mehl, hosted by the Danish-Japanese Society When? 28 November 2014, 19:00 Where?  Bethesdas Billedsal, Rømersgade 17, 1362 Copenhagen K. (Near Nørreport Station) For details see here – or here (in Danish)…

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