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Program Title: Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music
EASC Code: JN-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Arts & Music, Theatrical Performance
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type:VHS
Director:
Producer: Eugene Enrico & David Smeal
Release Date: 1994
Running Time: 30 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "[This program is] hosted by Dr. William P. Malm, professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Malm explains the subtlety of structure and style in Sue Hirogari composed in 1854 by Kineya Rokuzaemon X. Dr. Sidney Brown, Professor of Japanese History at the University of Oklahoma reviews the long tradition of the Sue Hirogari as it evolved from a comic kyogen in medieval noh drama. Artist students of Professor Ajimi Tooru at the National University of Fine Arts and music in Tokyo demonstrate the expressive variety of vocal and instrumental styles in Nagauta."
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999