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Island Life Soundbite April 10, 2010

Posted by Elisa Hough in Music.
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One of my favorite things about Okinawa is the town-wide public announcements. They’re usually about some kind of community event — a baseball game or a movie screening — but it’s nearly impossible to decipher since all the dogs in the town start barking at the opening chime. And that’s even if you understand Japanese!

Today’s afternoon announcement in Sashiki was simply a recording of a popular folk song. Hope you enjoy this rough recording:

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1. Kathi Smith - April 11, 2010

The birds are beautiful within it…

2. Pop - April 11, 2010

I always stopped what I was doing and listened to these even though I rarely understood a word. I’d wonder what it was about and I love the chimes. That just made my morning!


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