The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory, and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora

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Music helps form and nurture ethnic identity for large populations of people of Japanese descent in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, and Paraguay. In a story never before told, Dale Olsen offers a musical history and ethnography of this vibrant Asian diaspora, the largest population of overseas Japanese in the world and one of the most successful subcultures in South America.An early immigration of Nikkei--people of Japanese heritage--landed on the coast of Peru in 1899. Hundreds of thousands more arrived in the first half ...

The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory, and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora 2004, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813027647

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