Unknown Japanese Funk

You’ll remember from my post yesterday that I’ve got a thing for Eastern music.  Oh, you don’t remember?  Well start reading my blog on a regular basis!  If you had you would’ve already learned that fun fact about me, plus so much more!  We’re talking favorite color, favorite food, pet peeves… This is just the tip of the iceberg.

It’s Funk Friday!  And today I have a real gem for you.  I have been able to find out next to nothing about this song, and it appears that the YouTube user who uploaded it with the descriptive title, “Japanese funk – Jamisen – Killer breaks” had the same problem.  This is another example of a song that I’m really not sure how I found.  But how cool is it?!

The melody being played on the shamisen keeps the funk organized, which I find very interesting.  There’s a nice dichotomy there.  I’m trying to find out what kind of traditional Japanese flute this is.  However, there appear to be about nine types of flutes used in traditional Japanese music, so I’ll have to get back to you on that.  I’m just excited because this is a genre that I had no idea even existed!  Research time.

Yesterday we had the sitar and today we have the shamisen.  While I’m researching Japanese funk I’m going to research other traditional stringed instruments from around the world and see what else I can find.  Omg you guys, we’re gonna learn so much!  Look how much you’ve learned already!  Great job.

In summary: I would like to speak with Quentin Tarantino about being the music supervisor on his next film.  I have some ideas.

~ by starcollecteur on September 28, 2012.

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