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Getting to Know Genres: Japanese Gagaku

The Ancient Genre Is The Longest Continuous Music Form In Japan.

Source: Study.com

Welcome to the ancient sounds of Gagaku! Gagaku is the longest continuous music form in Japan. The classical music is rooted in mainland China and was introduced to the Japanese in the 7th century. Due to its origin in Asia, Gagaku has traces of Chinese, Korean, and Indian music within it…

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IEYL is a blog that posts weekly music essays about albums, genres, songs, and other novel topics in the music world that span across time and culture.