Goh Nakamura

Goh Nakamura is a singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor. His music has been featured in films directed by Ridley Scott such as A Good Year, American Gangster and Body of Lies. His track "Daylight Savings" also appears in the film Feast of Love. Nakamura made his acting debut in Dave Boyle's award-winning film, Surrogate Valentine, where he played a fictionalized version of himself. The film screened at a number of festivals including the SXSW Film Festival and Nakamura won a Special Jury Prize for Acting from the Dallas International Film Festival for his performance in it. In 2017, Goh was commissioned by the Philadelphia Asian film festival to compose a score for the 1919 silent film “The Dragon Painter” featuring Sessue Hayakawa. Most recently, Goh scored the music for the Bruce Lee Documentary “Be Water” which premiered at the Sundance 2020 Film Festival.

Updated January 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

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This being the first month of a new year, I thought we’d present “poetics” with a different approach from any other edition of the column—to feature lyrics of two songwriters of different generations and share a bit of their music to boot. For January 2020, we have a song from a brilliant musician, Goh Nakamura, who now hails from Little Tokyo, and a classic from a true legend, Nobuko Miyamoto.

We’re also including links to some tracks for you to hear some of their work.

With a surely formidable year ahead, we could all use the inspiration ...

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