Modern Japanese Music
By Erica Wykoff And Ashley Conese
• Elvis impersonations
• Rolling Stones
• American Jazz
• American Pop
• French Chansons
• Latin Music from South America
Aidoru(Idol) word used to describe pretty young woman next
door singers who were treated like a product instead of a
Gagaku(elegant Music) traditional court music.
Kayokyoku- Pop music(westernized)
Bands Dir En Grey
Formed in 1997
#34 top band in
Formed in 2003
3 Albums out so
• Influenced by traditional music and folk music
• Songs sound similar to American songs.
• They take music from other places and turn it into their
• quot;When you listen to some J-Pop songs, you may think 'oh, I
have heard of these songs before..' And then you realized
that you never listened to them before..quot; Quote from
• J-Pop stand for Japanese Pop
• One of the most popular
types of music in Japan
• Copied Psychedelic
rock style-minus the
• J-Rock Stands for
• Dir En Grey is
A little Sampling of their music
• Some males enjoy wearing clothes that in America that
would be seen for females.
• Long hair is a must.
• Outrageous Make-up for both boys and girls.
That is a band of all
• They have music festivals similar to Warped Tour here.
• Fuji Rock Festival is the biggest one you can find in Japan.
International Music Day
• International Music Day is October 1st
• It is referred to as quot;Tokyo Music Marathonquot;
• Live music is performed all throughout Tokyo
• Performers are called quot;Music Runnersquot;
• All types of music is performed
• It is free for the public
22 May 2009
quot;Japan Music Festivals - Fuji Rock | Summer Sonic :: Japan
Visitor.quot; Japan travel guide hotel | flight | tourist information & resident
travel guide :: Japan Visitor. 22 May 2009
JRock.com - info on JRock bands and news about Japanese rock
music. 22 May 2009 <http://www.jrock.com>.
quot;Facts JPN-music.quot; UT Asian Studies Network Information Center
(ASNIC). 22 May 2009