19 Yamatogaku

2015 / New form of traditional Japanese music spread in Los Angeles

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The Yamatogaku musical form was created in 1933 by Baron Okura Kishichiro, who, as founder of the Okura Hotel in Tokyo, was a well known and successful businessman. Yamatogaku melodies incorporate Western vocalization techniques including harmony, singing in round, and humming. Japanese instrumentation combines with these vocal techniques to create a free form music...
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