Commentary and Analysis by Mitch Santell
Producer / Co-Founder
More than any other art form that I have heard to as a music producer, Reggae continues to amaze me with how diverse forms of music are combined with Reggae.
Each style of music has its own rhyme, it's own style.
According to the "Music Genre's List Web Site:"
"Enka music is a uniquely Japanese style of music that’s popular with the older generations of Japanese in particular. As the enka singers dress in traditional Japanese kimono during their performances and sing slow ballads in vibrato style, you might think that Enka is a very ancient form of Japanese singing. Although enka does have its roots in traditional Japanese music, it’s actually a cultural pop music phenomenon developed during the 20th century."
Check out how Kiki Hitomi merges the two styles.
Japanese singer steps out on her own with album of Enka-inspired reggae.
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