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|Title:||Rites and Tales with BIWA: Yamashika Yoshiyuki, Blind Musician of Kyushu||Contributor(s):||de Ferranti, Hugh (author); Riro, K (author)||Publication Date:||2007||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4752||Abstract:||The music on this CD-set is a selection of recordings representative of the repertory of Yamashika Yoshiyuki (1901-1996), a blind musician and ritualist of Nankan-chô in central Kyushu's Kumamoto Prefecture. As the last person to have earned his income from performing a repertory of narratives, songs and rites with 'biwa', to many he seemed to be a twentieth-century apparition of the medieval 'biwa hôshi' - blind singers associated in Japanese popular culture with the carnage and strife that led to the start of warrior rule in the late twelfth century. Yamashika's identity as a musician and individual was far more complex, but from the mid-1970s he became well known as 'the last biwa hôshi', and was the subject of several books, television programmes, and an award-winning documentary film.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation||Place of Publication:||Tokyo, Japan||Field of Research (FOR):||190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/||Extent of Pages:||56||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 203|
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