Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception? – Jamaica Gleaner

An interesting article entitled "Japan's Reggae Affair A Deception?" was published in last Sunday's Jamaica Gleaner that was written by Gleaner writer Mel Cooke. It speaks about the popularity of reggae music in Japan, why it is popular and some of the changes that are affecting reggae and Jamaican music as a whole in Japan. I … Continue reading Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception? – Jamaica Gleaner

Tomorrow Will Glow – Single by Machaco to benefit the Tōhoku Disaster Relief Effort

Machaco is a Japanese reggae singer I blogged about many years ago. I went on to meet her in person and she even welcomed me into her home and accompanied me to Nara and Kyoto during my trip to Japan last year. Machaco is an excellent singer not because she is my friend but because she really … Continue reading Tomorrow Will Glow – Single by Machaco to benefit the Tōhoku Disaster Relief Effort

Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist and a kickboxer famous for his elaborate ring entrances and … Continue reading Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos