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December 02, 2011

Gagaku: Japan's ancient music & dance

The music known as Gagaku spread from China throughout East Asia, reaching Japan in the 5th through 9th centuries. This traditional court music has undergone some changes, but its fundamentals remain unchanged. Gagaku is thus the world's most ancient form of orchestral music.

Excellent descriptions of some instruments and dance techniques. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56047-D 90 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at December 2, 2011 10:34 AM


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