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Henry Johnson

Gong of Japan. The face is usually flat, about 10 to 28 cm in diameter, with concentric grooves, and the rim is 3 to 6 cm deep, with three stub legs on which it rests. It is normally struck on the face with a large T-shaped beater. The term ...

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Megan E. Hill

(b Osaka, Japan, 1957). Jazz and blues pianist, singer, and composer of Japanese birth. She took piano lessons briefly as a child and was exposed to the blues while growing up in Osaka in the 1960s and 1970s. As a high school student, she formed the Yoko Blues Band with classmates. The band earned some success, winning first prize and a recording contract in a television-sponsored contest. In ...