• Soran Bushi
  • Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  • October 6, 2007

Soran Bushi

Composer: Unknown - Traditional
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: April 18, 2007 - Arts Centre, Lake Superior State University, MI

Soran Bushi originates from Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. It is a fisherman’s song evoking the process of catching herring – setting the boat out to sea, casting and retrieving the nets, folding sails, and loading the catch. The abundant lyrics are often improvised – helping to keep workers awake during several days without sleep.