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Ainu music


Ainu music is the musical tradition of the Ainu people of northern Japan.

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Google previewJapan Encyclopedia (2002)

by Louis Fr?d?ric, Louis-Frédéric, Käthe Roth

Ainu music, though influenced by Japanese music, uses mainly chants to accompany the yukar recitations and some simple instruments: drum, zither, and guimbarde. The men dance in a circle , ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Predominantly vocal, Ainu music reflects the group's non-Japanese origin. Many songs use onomatopoeic imitations of animal sounds. Among various types of communal songs and dances, one called upopo (sitting song) is noted for its ...

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