If you’re looking for world music try heading to Aichi Prefecture’s Toyota City today. Saturday and Sunday are the last two days of Soulbeat Asia where you can see and hear the latest great traditional bands from Mongolia, Okinawa, Japan (yes, we know Okinawa is part of Japan but it might as well be another country) and other parts of the world. There’s drumming, chanting, singing, and swaying. And beautiful Toyota city as well. (Okay, but the festival is outside, in the park.) 2012 favorites, Mongolia’s greatest traditional fusion rock band (if you ask us), HANGGAI, makes a return.
Everything you want to know is here on the soulbeat asia website. If you can’t read Japanese, find a friend who can. It you love ethnic music, this is the place to be this weekend.