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Lily - O Genki Desu Ka - 2LP

Lily - O Genki Desu Ka - 2LP

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Lily's early life runs parallel to an untold story of post-war Japan, that of the marginalised hafu - children of half Japanese/half foreign parents. Likely to be a target, a vessel for the bitterness, from the humiliation of the American occupation, to the buried guilt of Japan's own atrocities, enacted on their Asian neighbours. Her troubled formative years - an absent father, and losing her mother in her teens - possibly contributed to the development of the bluesy edge of her vocal style, or maybe it was the smoke from the jazz bar her mother ran. As with many outsiders of the …

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