INTERVIEW | How Canadian Norm Nakamura Became the Yoshida Brothers’ Shamisen Apprentice

Norm Nakamura is arguably the most famous non-Japanese shamisen player in Japan, or even in the world. He is the only foreign apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers (Yoshida Kyodai), masters of the Tsugaru-jamisen, who are also known for combining western musical elements and utilizing modern drums and synthesizers in their repertoire.

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