Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Japan's best new artist is an African-American Singer!

Jero (aka Jerome White, Jr.), who is African American and hails from Pittsburgh, rocketed to fame in 2008 with his smash debut single, “Umiyuki” (Ocean Snow). His maternal grandmother taught him how to sing enka music, a style akin to American country music, where aging crooners dressed in kimonos belt out sappy ballads about love gone wrong over tracks laden with heavy orchestration.

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