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  • WASHINGTON - As a boy, Jerome White Jr. often spent weekends at his grandparents 'house, where a melodramatic genre of Japanese music called enka would waft in the background.

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  • Saturday, March 28, 2009 4: 45 PM CDT WASHINGTON - As a boy, Jerome White Jr. often spent weekends at his grandparents 'house, where a melodramatic genre of Japanese music called enka would waft in the background.

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  • WASHINGTON - As a boy, Jerome White Jr. often spent weekends at his grandparents house, where a melodramatic genre of Japanese music called enka would waft in the background.

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  • As a boy, Jerome White Jr. often spent weekends at his grandparents 'house, where a melodramatic genre of Japanese music called enka would waft in the background.

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  • Also, those traditional-esque songs called enka here in Japan must get so dull to plunk through after a while…I mean the guitar player was nearly catatonic noodling his way through his “solo”…after a while you’ve got to do something to get through the song with your sanity and enthusiasm intact…

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  • Singer Jerome White, Jr., 27, known as Jero, performs a type of Japanese blues called "enka", at the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, in Washington on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

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  • A Swiss friend of mine used to go to sing enka on the whole, and take full advantage of the all-you-can-drink offer they ran at Jumbo Karaoke by knocking back at least five pints of Asahi in two hours!

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  • He speaks Japanese fluently and understands the nuances of enka, but infuses it with his American personality.

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  • Perhaps even more meaningful, Jero, who is three quarters African-American and one quarter Japanese, also won the award for best enka artist, topping the genre of traditional love ballads that are often about specific places in Japan.

    A New Look For Japan’s Musicians

  • "Since I started singing enka at age 5 or 6, I really wanted a career in Japan ... [but] I knew it would be a long shot," he says.

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