The first Okinawan music guide book in English written by Japan resident John Potter, with foreword by Paul Fisher. It's important to provide the background, the history, and an overview of the current music scene in Okinawa. If you're living on the other side of the world from Okinawa, hopefully this book can make you feel a bit closer to the action, and give you an insight into the minds of Okinawan musicians and moreover, the Okinawan way of life. John has done a fine job, with this, the first book of it's kind in English. Unravelling what could be a complex subject, he strikes a nice balance, being both informative and readable. An outsiders guide to the inside.