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NHK Kabuki Kool - The World of Kabuki Choreography (2020)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 11, 2020
NHK Kabuki Kool - The World of Kabuki Choreography (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool - The World of Kabuki Choreography (2020)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2887 Kbps | 28 min 0 s | 592 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Choreographers create the movement and staging of a kabuki performance, contributing hugely to its appeal. Our guest, expert choreographer Fujima Kanjuro, talks about the intricacies of the job. Kanjuro's grandfather, the famous choreographer Fujima Kanso II created modern versions of classical dances that became standard. "Fuji Musume (The Wisteria Maiden)" shows the spirit of the wisteria blossoms as a young girl in love. The giant set makes the actor look like a small, delicate girl.

NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki at Eirakukan (2019)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 5, 2019
NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki at Eirakukan (2019)

NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki at Eirakukan (2019)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2511 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 516 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Eirakukan is a historic theater in Hyogo Prefecture. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explains how traditional seating and a small capacity create an extraordinary and intimate atmosphere.

VA - Japan: Kabuki & Jiuta-Mai Music (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2020
VA - Japan: Kabuki & Jiuta-Mai Music (1994)

VA - Japon: Musique du Kabuki et du Jiuta-Mai (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
World, Japanese Traditions, Kabuki | Label: Auvidis | # B 6809 | Time: 01:01:35

Kabuki is one of Japan's typical theater genres, and it is still very popular today. It was created in the 17th century by a woman. As its popularity grew, it quickly became an entirely male art. Music plays a vital role in Kabuki. It sets the time and place of event; it expressed the actors' sentiments, for example. There are two types of plays in Kabuki: epic plays which recount the feats and deeds of the samurai class, and a more popular repertoire recounting the lives of the peasant and merchant classes. As for the Jiuta-Mai, it is the classical chamber music style of Japan. Before the 17th century, the voice was predominant, but afterward, in particular during the Edo period, the instrumental part became longer, taking a place thus far occupied by the voice. The Jiuta ensemble, also called Sankyoku (meaning "three instruments"), is composed of the shamisen, the koto, and the shakuhachi. This high-quality CD offers three excerpts from different Kabuki plays (of three different styles) and two works from the Jiuta-Mai repertoire. All these pieces are more than 200 hundred years old.

NHK Kabuki Kool - The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 4, 2019
NHK Kabuki Kool - The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019)

NHK Kabuki Kool - The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2953 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 601 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Ishikawa Goemon is a legendary thief from the late 16th century who appears in several kabuki plays. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores what makes this figure so popular.

NHK Kabuki Kool - Powerful Aragoto Heroes (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 3, 2020
NHK Kabuki Kool - Powerful Aragoto Heroes (2017)

NHK Kabuki Kool - Powerful Aragoto Heroes (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2521 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 518 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The strong, manly aragoto style of kabuki acting and plays is our focus this week. Kataoka Ainosuke and Nakamura Kazutaro examine its history and try out some aragoto moves in the studio!

NHK Kabuki Kool - Here Come the Shishi Lion Dances (2020)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 2, 2020
NHK Kabuki Kool - Here Come the Shishi Lion Dances (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool - Here Come the Shishi Lion Dances (2020)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3041 Kbps | 28 min 0 s | 622 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the mythical and sacred Shishi lion. Discover the extraordinary variety of Shishi-mono dances in kabuki, and the famous mane-tossing movement. The father Shishi ® and the child Shishi (L) tossing their manes in "Renjishi."

NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki Stage Sets (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 21, 2019
NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki Stage Sets (2017)

NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki Stage Sets (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2156 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 445 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Kabuki actor Nakamura Kazutaro explores the unique nature of kabuki stage sets, stage machinery, how these items are made, and the work done by stagehands during performances.
Quicksilver Messenger Service - At The Kabuki Theatre [Recorded 1969-1970] (2007)

Quicksilver Messenger Service - At The Kabuki Theatre [Recorded 1969-1970] (2007)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 788 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 323 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly/Snapper Music (SNAD 556)

Released legally 36 years after the fact, the double-disc set At the Kabuki Theatre presents a recording of Quicksilver Messenger Service's 1970 New Year's Eve performance in San Francisco; the sound quality is surprisingly good, because the show was broadcast live that night by local radio station KMPX, resulting in a relatively clear recording. The concert came at a late point in Quicksilver's history. Exactly one year earlier, on New Year's Eve 1969, the existing band consisting of guitarist John Cipollina, bassist David Freiberg, drummer Greg Elmore, and pianist Nicky Hopkins had been rejoined by guitarist Gary Duncan, who had left the group after its second album, Happy Trails, and singer/songwriter Dino Valente, who had been intended to be a member of Quicksilver at their formation in 1965, but was forced to serve a jail sentence for drugs instead…

NHK Kabuki Kool - Bestsellers and Kabuki (2019)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2019
NHK Kabuki Kool - Bestsellers and Kabuki (2019)

NHK Kabuki Kool - Bestsellers and Kabuki (2019)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2484 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 511 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Discover the historic and modern kabuki plays based on bestsellers! Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores two plays from the Edo period and one based on a modern manga series which is called Naruto.
John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - 'Kabuki Wuki' (1973) + 'Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee' (1973)
2CD Set, Remastered Reissue 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1129 | Time: 01:22:00

BGO Records has released two early ‘70s albums by the legendary John Lee Hooker. While admittedly not his best albums, they both still show this man did more than play the blues, he lived them. On these offerings, Hooker pumped out a slow moving steam engine of blues music that never picks up too much speed, yet keeps things chooglin’ along just fine.