Singing the way I sing (Japanese)

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(Japanese) My style—this so-called hip-hop style—really reflects the day to day me; the style that I feel represents me on a daily basis. I’ve tried to hold on to the Hip Hop image from since when I started performing Enka. When I try to explain why that is, it really comes down to the fact that when I’m on the stage, I want to perform Enka as myself. I sort of decided that I’d be that way, and I’d like to hold on to that.

Date: March 30, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Interview by Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum. Courtesy of Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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