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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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14 traditional folk and work songs from Japan. Selections taken from Ryutaro Hattori’s collection (recordings made in the 1950s and early 1960s), and from the album (compilation) „Japanese Work Songs“, released in 1991 (King Records). Artists‘ names are not specified.

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The natural sounds produced in Hokkaido are rich, warm, and delicate, but they can evoke power and strength when combined. This new library contains the beautiful music and voices of Ms. Umeko Ando, an acclaimed Mukkuri (Jews harp) player among Ainu musicians. It consists of her slow and meditative Upopo (songs), plus the evocative sounds of the Ainu traditional stringed instrument Tonkori.

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