My research focuses on the Ainu, an indigenous group orignally located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin. 

 

I am investigating how contemporary Ainu musicians can be a driving force in sustaining Ainu language and culture, and how the language can be revived and reinvented through music. 

 

As part of my research I will be documenting my own languing and music learning journey on my blog:

https://projectainu.wordpress.com

@ProjectAinu

 

 

 

 

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