"The Basque Ryukyu bridge", a link between Basque music and Japan

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-06-09

The music expert John Potter was born in England, but he lives in Japan since several years ago. There, he developed a passion for Okinawan music; but that is not his only devotion: he also loves Basque music. With the aim of linking both music cultures, he has created a facebook page called “The Basque Ryukyu Bridge” as an extension of his blog “Power of Okinawa”.

In this page, he writes in English and Japanese about Basque musical culture, also providing videos, songs and interesting websites. The objective is to build a bridge between the music from here and Ryukyu Islands. This is the biggest archipelago in Japan, and Okinawa is the main island.

Potter’s blog “Power of Okinawa” complements his book, equally entitled. Some months ago, he travelled to the Basque Country, and, among other places, he visited the office of the Etxepare Basque Institute, sharing information and starting an intercultural friendship.

The music expert John Potter was born in England, but he lives in Japan since several years ago. There, he developed a passion for Okinawan music; but that is not his only devotion: he also loves Basque music. With the aim of linking both music cultures, he has created a facebook page called “The Basque Ryukyu Bridge” as an extension of his blog “Power of Okinawa”.

In this page, he writes in English and Japanese about Basque musical culture, also providing videos, songs and interesting websites. The objective is to build a bridge between the music from here and Ryukyu Islands. This is the biggest archipelago in Japan, and Okinawa is the main island.

Potter’s blog “Power of Okinawa” complements his book, equally entitled. Some months ago, he travelled to the Basque Country, and, among other places, he visited the office of the Etxepare Basque Institute, sharing information and starting an intercultural friendship.

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