The Kong Show with musician Kaleb James
Japan Today’s Kamasami Kong sits down with musician, composer, jingle-maker and recording artist Kaleb James. In this interview, we hear about Kaleb’s experience as a foreign musician making it in Japan, and hear some advice for those trying to enter the music scene here.
Take a musical journey with Kaleb from a kid growing up in Queens Ney Work to playing gigs in Osaka working with the biggest musical stars in Japan such as TRF, SMAP, AI, Chara, Misha, etc., as well as more sensitive topics such as being pigeon-holed to a certain type of music, discrimination, and life as a large African-American—6 feet 3 inches, 260 lbs—with dreadlocks in Japan.
Kaleb doesn’t hold back on his answers nor his love-hate relationship with Japan and take on Japanese music.
Enjoy an entertaining and informative interview with one of the more successful performance artists in Japan.