- Audio CD (August 19, 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: World Music Library
- ASIN: B000001LW1
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,919 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Yukar: Ainu Epic Songs
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on September 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This worthy volume in the Japanese World Music Library series contains two chanted epic Ainu tales. The Ainu, the mysterious aboriginal people of Japan's Hokkaido island, are almost gone. The man on this disc is one of the last, and possibly THE last who speaks the language. As a linguistic relic, this is a Rossetta Stone, and hearing the peculiar language chanted is quite an experience. For those looking for enjoyable music however, this is not a recommendable disc.