Posts Tagged ‘Iyomante Upopo (Ainu music)’

Ainu music is the musical tradition of the Ainu people of northern Japan. The oral Ainu culture includes various genres, of which upopo, lighthearted ballads on daily affairs and rituals often accompanied by traditional Ainu instruments, and yukar, a form of rhythmic epic poetry often supported by light percussion, are most prominently covered in writings on this oral Ainu culture. Wikipedia

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