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Sadao China, Yoreko Genako, The Rinken Band

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 30 September 2006

Paul Fisher presents the second of two programmes recorded on location in Japan.

This week he’s in Okinawa, the group of islands to the south of the mainland. Home to a huge US military force, it’s variously belonged to China, America and Japan, and is renowned for its rich musical heritage.

The programme includes sessions and interviews with some of Okinawa’s top musicians including Sadao China, Yoreko Ganeko and The Rinken Band.

Music and featured items

21 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Rinken Band

    Rinken Band

    Opening night of Rinken Band's Live House, Okinawa.

  • Sadoa China

    Sadoa China

    Paul Fisher with Sadao China at his home in Okinawa.

  • Wataro Kousaka

    Wataro Kousaka

    Wataro Kousaka on the beach with his Gamelan player.


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