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Monday, July 14, 2008

Jero Afro-American Enka Singer


Jero, aka Jerome Charles White, Jr, is Japan's first black enka singer and a rising star in the Japanese music world.


The 26-year-old Pittsburgh native was introduced to enka by his Japanese grandmother and moved to Japan in 2003. Jero mixes hip-hop fashion and dance moves with traditional enka vocals.

Jero's first album "Covers" was released last month and is a compilation of seven 1970s enka classics.

Jero appears in TV commercials for Kirin "Fire" coffee.

Jero official homepage

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