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The J-Pop Exchange for Saturday, September 6, 2014


Make the most of the last days of summer with great renditions of some of your favorite songs!  Also, in anticipation of the Zelda spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, we'll explore several great Zelda games that never made their way stateside ... all while listening to the great fully-orchestrated music heard in these games!  Plus, we'll explore Tak Matsumoto's solo career with some of his great, original music.

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Exclusive Interviews Coming Soon: 

Hajime Mizoguchi (Coming this September)
Highly regarded cellist/composer known for his work in the movies Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade and Escaflowne.  Recently released collections of his own music, Cello Bouquet and For Sleepless Night.
Shanti Snyder Shanti Snyder J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Interview (Coming this October)
Well-respected singer/songwriter known for her contributions to and other collaborations with Yoko Kanno.  Recently released a new album titled Jazz en Rose.
Chumei Watanabe
(Michiaki Watanabe)
(Coming March 2015) Legendary, prolific composer who is responsible for many classic, highly regarded scores in the industry.
Noriyuki Iwadare Dynamic composer who served as co-composer for Kid Icarus: Uprising and composer of the Lunar and Grandia series.