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Double-7-inch with an additional 3″-mini-CD review: Shoukichi Kina/Pascal Plantinga..The music here is unique, and invites the listener into a place wherein a proud people strive to hold their place in the modern world

3489Artist: Shoukichi Kina / Pascal Plantinga
Title: Washinnayo
Label: Ata Tak Rec (Germany)
Genre: Okinawa electronica

CD Review by Dawoud Kringle

When Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (DooBeeDoo’s editor, publisher, and founder) handed me some CDs to review, one of them was an elaborate, ornate folder containing two vinyl 45s and a mini CD. It definitely stood out from the usual CD packaging that one sees. But, as we all know, packaging is not everything.

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In Memory of The Fukushima Tsunami Victims…And What A Mess?!

Text bu Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Last Tuesday was the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Following NHK WORLD and reports from friends in Japan: the government’s efforts to fix all the problems have been insufficient and extremely slow. The people of Japan can’t figure out what the government has been doing. There are still 270,00 refugees, of whom 100,00 live in makeshift housing. The Fukushima nuclear power plant melt down can’t be stopped. Local administrations don’t know what to do. There is a lack of managing and carrying out reconstruction work. In other words: Japan is still a big mess. Who’s responsible for this? Of course, the whole country!

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