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Slava Ranko

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Slava Ranko

Slava Ranko has been played on NTS in shows including guests, featured first on 16 December 2015. Songs played include Golden Peaches and Nachalo.

In 1957 Slava Ranko (aka Don Philippi) studied shamisen and chikuzen biwa (traditional Japanese stringed instruments). In Japan he became expert at them. He studied under the famed biwa performer Kyokurei Tanaka.

In the late seventies, after moving to San Francisco, Don combined biwa and synthesizer music and began performing in the local music scene under the name of Slava Ranko. In 1981 he issued a record album titled Arctic Hysteria. On the liner notes, he describes his music as "something straight…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Golden Peaches
Slava Ranko
Adolescent Records1981
Golden Peaches
Slava RankoAdolescent Records1981
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Nachalo
Slava Ranko
Adolescent Records1981
Nachalo
Slava RankoAdolescent Records1981
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