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What do you think of Enka?

Lupingosei

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There is actually quite a lot of music theory behind Enka because of the fusion of the Japanese minor pentatonic scale and Western influences into Japanese music.

It is traditional and still modern.
 
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MrMephistoX

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Did she ever do a Fly Me to the Moon cover for Evangelion? This totally puts me in an 80’s anime or Yakuza Zero vibe...sure I’ve heard her before. Thanks for sharing.
 
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lachesis

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I actually enjoy both Japanese Enka and Korean Trot music off and on.. although I'm more into 80-90's Japanese city pop and K pop, which I grew up with.

But Enka and Trot music - I like the poetry of the music and how it tells the stories, sometimes very blunt man/woman stance of that era... Used to think of the whole genre for old and laugh - but when I go to Karaoke & sing these days, I sound more and more Enka/Trot singers in terms of singing technique lol... feeling the age. ;)
 

O-N-E

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Is this Enka? I like it a lot. The things she does with her voice are pretty awesome.

 
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I actually enjoy both Japanese Enka and Korean Trot music off and on.. although I'm more into 80-90's Japanese city pop and K pop, which I grew up with.

But Enka and Trot music - I like the poetry of the music and how it tells the stories, sometimes very blunt man/woman stance of that era... Used to think of the whole genre for old and laugh - but when I go to Karaoke & sing these days, I sound more and more Enka/Trot singers in terms of singing technique lol... feeling the age. ;)
Picasso were great

 
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ScarletSpider

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This isn’t something I’d ever listen to, but I appreciate and recognize the talent. The music is good, her voice is amazing, just not really my thing.

That said, thank you to the OP for introducing me to a genre of music I’d never heard of; I saw “Enka” and had no clue what it was.