Transformations of tradition: Three generations of Japanese American music making

Asai, Susan Miyo
September 1995
Musical Quarterly;Fall95, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p429
Academic Journal
Focuses on the performance and creation of music by three consecutive generations of Japanese Americans. Characteristics of the musical styles of the issei or the first generation of Japanese Americans; Musical tastes of the nisei generation; Characteristics of the sansei generation; Role of music as an expression of ethnic identity.


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