A recording of Jagatara performing Frank Zappa's 'Black Napkins' circulates.
Additional info from Avo and from Yosuke
is a Japanese word from 100-200 years ago and it's difficult to explain. There
used to be a very famous funk band named "JAGATARA" in the 80's-early
90's in Japan.
comes from "JAGA" & "TARA": "JAGA" means
"Potato", and "
"Jagatara" is a fundamentally a funk band (like Fela-Kute). They also
respect FZ and etc ....
The band stoppend around 1991 because lead singer Edo Akemi had died.
They didnít perform FZ but they did respect FZ.
has over 15 CDs and 4 DVDs out.
year there is a festival called "Jagatara Matsuri(Festival)". A
tribute to ex-Jagatara members, of which 3 members have already passed away.
the main page of the festival (in Japanese): http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/jagatara/