Review | 24 Bars to Kill: Hip Hop, Aspiration, and Japan’s Social Margins

24 Bars to Kill: Hip Hop, Aspiration, and Japan’s Social Margins. By Andrew B. Armstrong. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. 193pp. ISBN: 9781789202670

Reviewed by Anthony Bak Buccitelli





Killing Them Softly: Ghosts and the Unspeakable in East Java, Indonesia

Our post this month comes from Andrea Decker, a second-year graduate student in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside currently working on her Master’s Thesis on infrastructure and gender in dangdut music videos. When not listening to dangdut or collecting ghost stories, Andrea knits, sings, plays tabla, and does Crossfit.


Review | Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation by David Novak

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation. By David Novak. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013. [x, 292 p. ISBN 9780822353928. $24.95.] Illustrations, bibliographical references, index, companion web site.

Reviewed By Nana Kaneko


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