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Track 4

Minyo Crusaders

"Akita Nikata Bushi (Radio Edit)"

From Echoes Of Japan

“For Japanese people, min’yō is both the closest and most distant folk music,” says Crusaders leader Katsumi Tanaka. “We may not feel it in our daily, urban lives, yet the melodies, the style of singing and the rhythm of the taiko drums are engrained in our DNA.” On their debut album Echoes Of Japan they rework it with Latin, African, Caribbean and Asian rhythms.