October 08, 2013

World Art Forms

The fact that some form of art begins in one place doesn't mean it has to stay there forever.

Jazz is the quintessentially American form of pop music. But one of the best composers of jazz today is a Japanese woman.

I had an interesting experience with that. In 1990 my girlfriend and I attended the World Science Fiction Convention in The Hague. We made it an extended vacation, and took about 3 weeks to tour the Netherlands. One of the places we went was a place called Dokkum. The first night we were there, they closed off all the streets and had a street party. And so it was that I traveled all the way to Europe to listen to one of the best Dixieland bands I've ever heard. They were great! It was a blast sitting there, drinking beer, listening to them.

Art belongs to everyone.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 08:37 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I'm scratching my head. Manga is not a genre. Can't manga be translated as simply "comics"? Wouldn't it be more correct to refer to to the genre or art as "Japanese-style"? Franco-Belgian comics also have a distinct style but we don't call that style "Bande dessinée".

Posted by: Jaked at October 08, 2013 11:02 AM (XF8Ez)

2 I've also heard the term manga used to refer to comics that are not US superhero comics and have more complex, dramatic or romantic stories.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at October 08, 2013 06:50 PM (DnAJl)

3 That would make Harvey Pekar's books or Jack Kirby's romance comics manga.

Posted by: muon at October 08, 2013 07:49 PM (jFJid)

4 The question I would ask is: why would someone from outside Japan want to call his or her work manga? I reckon it's mostly to sound cooler/more interesting.

I find it curious though that there seems to be a discussion about the term 'manga', but most people seem to agree that a cartoon cannot be called 'anime' if it's not from Japan.

Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at October 09, 2013 12:04 AM (RGjwf)

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