Refugee Japan

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Contentious Moves  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Feb. 24, 2018
Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Contentious Moves

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Contentious Moves by Donatella della Porta
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 373 Pages | ISBN : 3319717510 | 4.45 MB

This edited collection introduces conceptual innovations that critically engage with understanding refugee movements as part of the broader category of ‘poor people’s movements’. The empirical focus of the work lies on the protest events related to the so-called ‘long summer of migration’ of 2015. It traces the route followed by the migrants from the places of first arrival to the places of passage and on to the places of destination.
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.78 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.61 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 648 Mb (inside) | 5% repair rar
© 1973-84, 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130~94145 | SHM-CD Mini LP
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.
Wyclef Jean - Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Wyclef Jean - Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 79:30 minutes | 946 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Carnival III: The Rise and Fall of a Refugee is the 3rd installment in the Carnival series by Wyclef Jean featuring contributions from Emeli Sande , Supah Mario, The Knocks, and Lunch Money Lewis. Wyclef is known for his wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae. "My Carnival albums have always been about celebrating music culture from all parts of the world and Carnival III is no different," says Wyclef. "It's outside the box. There's genre-bending. There's new talent on there. Carnival III is more than just an album. It's a celebration of what I love about music: discovery, diversity and artistry for art's sake… It's about putting music together that will outlive me and live on for generations to come that is full of emotion, vibration and fun. Get ready."

Marc Jordan - Talking Through Pictures (1987) [1988, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 25, 2018
Marc Jordan - Talking Through Pictures (1987) [1988, Japan]

Marc Jordan - Talking Through Pictures (1987) [1988, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Hi-Tech AOR, WestCoast | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 45:10 Min. | 310,82 Mb
Label: RCA/BMG Victor Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# R32P-1135 (5907-2-R) | Released: 1988-01-21 (1987)

Canadian singer-songwriter, session musician and record producer, Marc Jordan won the '94 'Best Producer Juno Award' (equivalent to Grammy), and has worked with the likes of Jay Graydon, Rod Stewart, Cher, Stan Bush, etc. So as you could imagine, he's a sound perfectionist, and this "Talking Through Pictures" released in the second halg of the '80s is not an exception, immaculately produced and recorded.

Heavens Edge - Heavens Edge (1990) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 25, 2018
Heavens Edge - Heavens Edge (1990) {Japan 1st Press}

Heavens Edge - Heavens Edge (1990) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 388 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 36 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Glam Metal | CBS/Sony Records #CSCS 5183

It's no secret that Philadelphia has, over the years, become synonymous with the sweet sound of meticulously crafted Soul and R&B. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll uncover a thriving Hard Rock scene, best exemplified in the late '80s by the banshee wail of bands like Cinderella, Britny Fox and Tangier. Add to that list the name of Heavens Edge and suddenly you've got a pack of lean 'n' mean rockers that rivaled both Los Angeles and New York for sheer quality and bravado. Assembled from the cream of local Philly bands, Heavens Edge rapidly snagged a substantial deal with industry powerhouse Columbia Records, who at the time were a label eager to increase their market share of profitable melodic Rock acts.
The Lonnie Smith Trio - Foxy Lady: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1994) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Lonnie Smith Trio - Foxy Lady: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1994) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:24 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,86 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Since leaving the Blue Note stable in the '70s, Dr. Smith has recorded for a slew of record labels, ascending the charts many times. The resurrection of Lonnie Smith continues with this exciting mini-survey of the Jimi Hendrix legacy. This time, the material allows Smith's crackling, tightly knit collaborators, John Abercrombie and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
Paul Jeffrey - Watershed (1971) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45227}

Paul Jeffrey - Watershed (1971) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45227}
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© 1971, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45227
Jazz / Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

An unusual sort of setting for tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey – an overlooked player from the east coast scene of the early 70s, and one who only cut a handful of records at the time! The date features Jack Wilkins on guitar, playing with these bright chromatic hues next to Jeffrey's sharper horn – a pairing that makes for an unusual sound, despite a familiar quartet setting – one that's even different from other matches of this nature, such as the work between Sonny Rollins and Jim Hall! Jeffrey's clearly got some bop roots here, but also opens up in other directions too – and the group features Thelonious Monk Jr on drums and Richard Davis on bass.
Sleaford Mods - English Tapas (2017) {Japan Edition Rough Trade - RTRADCDJ925}

Sleaford Mods - English Tapas (2017) {Japan Edition Rough Trade - RTRADCDJ925}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 2017 Rough Trade / Beat Records Japan | RTRADCDJ925
Post-Punk / Minimal / Thug Rap / Indie

Sleaford Mods were ahead of the curve when it came to reintroducing politics to music, and if English Tapas is anything to go by, they're also on the cutting edge of post-Brexit weariness. As on Key Markets, Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn serve up more character-driven songs that express their constant – and always timely – frustrations, whether they're skewering machismo on "Army Nights" or 21st century solipsism on songs like the attention-seeking "Snout" or "Just Like We Do," which calls out "pretentious little bastards on social medias." The duo's state of mind on English Tapas was foreshadowed not only on Key Markets but the T.C.R. EP, whose title track used a toy race car set as a nostalgic metaphor for spinning one's wheels.
Simone with Romantic Jazz Trio - Romance (2004) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Simone with Romantic Jazz Trio - Romance (2004) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:34 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,7 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,12 GB

A cool-toned Austrian jazz vocalist, Simone Kopmajer sings in flawless English. For this release, Simone takes an evocative country-folk song associated with Alison Kraus, and, with her stunning voice and the combined musicality of herself and co-producer/pianist John di Martino, makes it into something even more special.
The Roma Trio - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (2007) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Roma Trio - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (2007) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:09 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,9 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Venus Records owner and producer Tetsuo Hara is known for recruiting various American jazz musicians for record dates during his regular trips to New York City, but he is also spending time in Europe, where he recruited the Roma Trio for this excellent album. Unless they gain exposure in the U.S. through appearing on American recordings or performing in New York City, European jazz musicians have a tough time getting recognized in the West. But Hara has long since learned the preferences of the Japanese jazz market, which readily seems to absorb bands he has introduced through his label.