Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kitsch, Jazz, and Freedom

A very interesting story about a N. Korean piano players love for jazz

"I heard Richard Clayderman's 'A Comme Amour' and was fascinated by it. This made me want to escape North Korea," Kim said....Clayderman, with his soft renditions of pop tunes, is occasionally derided for composing kitsch, but Kim said the first time he heard one of his recordings, it was an epiphany." Read the rest of the story here.

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