Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon

Karaoke The Global Phenomenon Dancing Queen Respect Brandy You re a Fine Girl There are some songs so infectious that you can t help but belt out the lyrics along with the singer Karaoke meaning empty orchestra in Japanese gets ri

  • Title: Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon
  • Author: Zhou Xun Francesca Tarocco
  • ISBN: 9781861893000
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dancing Queen Respect Brandy You re a Fine Girl There are some songs so infectious that you can t help but belt out the lyrics along with the singer Karaoke meaning empty orchestra in Japanese gets rid of the singer and leaves you in the spotlight alone It is the social manifestation of our desire to sing, in tune or out, and in three short decades, it has explodeDancing Queen Respect Brandy You re a Fine Girl There are some songs so infectious that you can t help but belt out the lyrics along with the singer Karaoke meaning empty orchestra in Japanese gets rid of the singer and leaves you in the spotlight alone It is the social manifestation of our desire to sing, in tune or out, and in three short decades, it has exploded into a worldwide craze In this unprecedented study, Zhou Xun and Francesca Tarocco engagingly examine karaoke and all its associated kitsch, crime, and weirdness.Usually thought of as the pastime of desperately bad singers and slurring drunks, karaoke has never enjoyed a particularly stellar image Xun and Tarocco, however, reveal its surprisingly complex history and significant cultural impact around the world Originating in postwar Japan, karaoke soon spread to Southeast Asia and the West Karaoke traces how it became a wildly successful social phenomenon that constantly evolved to keep pace with changes in technology and culture Drawing on extensive research and international travels, the authors chart the varied manifestations of karaoke, from karaoke taxis in Bangkok to nude karaoke in Toronto to the role of karaoke in prostitution Extensive personal anecdotes reveal the dramatic range of social experiences made possible by karaoke and how the obsession with performance and song has touched politics, history, and pop culture throughout global society.Karaoke bars are at the heart of rich escapist fantasies and the authors in readable fashion and using vibrant full color illustrations document this unpredictable fantasy world and the people who inhabit it Karaoke,therefore, will delight anyone who has had the courage to take the mike and front the empty orchestra.

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    1 thought on “Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon”

    1. This is the first book I read about Karaoke. This is a good book that introduces the phenomenon of karaoke in many places. It includes information on the history of karaoke, how people enjoy karaoke in different places, and some practical uses of karaoke, for example for language learning, in addition to for just leisure and passing time. I thought it is interesting the book did not seem to politicize the connections between karaoke and prostitution as it is happening in some parts of southeast [...]

    2. Some interesting bits -- how is it possible that there are so few books on the history of karaoke? Overall, though, nothing too inspiring or interesting. Dividing it up by countries may not have been the way to go, since some of the experiences are so similar. Not sure what it would be like for people who haven't experienced karaoke overseas. Maybe it would be a better read? It's not written well structurally or grammatically though. I did learn that China's first karaoke was in ChengDu -- and I [...]

    3. The tone is fairly academic, but it's still an interesting read. For example, I had no idea how karaoke and prostitution were linked in much of Asia.

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