The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
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Soul Flower Mononoke Summit

A while ago, someone I didn't know died. He was an LJ person that some friends of mine here knew and liked. I read back through his journal and kinda liked him too.

He was a serious left winger, and someone posted an MP3 of "The Internationale" that was his favorite. I downloaded it and loved it too! It sounded very klezmer, but I couldn't pick out the language, and there wasn't any artist info in the file.

I was reminded of it the other day by seeing this huge collection of versions of the Internationale in 20 languages, so I went on a search for "klezmer Internationale".

Found it! It is, of course a Japanese Klezmer Internationale done by a group called Soul Flower Mononoke Summit, from their album "Levelers Ching Dong". And it's on that big page, too, as I noticed when I went back to see if the Internationale collector had it.

So anyway that's my Obscure Japanese Communist Klezmer-Ish Folk Music story for the day.
Tags: communism, music, strange
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