July 19th, 2006


Кино: the Seven Samurai

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
The story revolves around a village that has become a group of bandits' common looting and pillaging ground. The villagers cannot take this any longer and go to town to hire warriors to defend the village from the bandits. A wandering ronin, Kambei (Takashi Shimura) agrees to help them and with his help, they recruit six others that agree to take the job. The seven samurai teach the villagers how to stand up to the bandits and defend themselves. Finally, when the time comes, they engage in a fierce battle with the attacking bandits.
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Jazz: Casiopea

Now this is a band that has large history in Japan's musical scene. If you start talking about Japanese jazz, this band cannot be left out. In this album, the most upbeat songs by this guys (like Asayake,Galactic Funk or Fabby dabby) will make you move and snap your fingers, while the mellow tunes (like Mid Manhattan, Take me or Zoom) are guaranteed to make your romance evenings a success. Most of the songs in this album, by the way, are what they are best known for. If you want to know more about Japanese music and their search for perfection, this is your choice.
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