Kenji Jammer: “Hula Hula Dance 4”


Japanese guitarist Kenji Jammer’s eclectic dossier includes studio work with everyone from U2 to Bill Laswell to Simply Red. His “Hula Hula Dance” CD series, however, has focused on a reinterpretation of Hawaiian-style steel guitar, sauntering past the luau for the sleek sofas of club-lounge culture. The fourth and latest installment, “Fulfillment,” looks to Jamaica for inspiration, coupling the yawn of slack-key twang with dub reggae’s hypnotic pulse.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Kenji Jammer: "Hula Hula Dance" | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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