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Humanities and Science University Journal № 44 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2019

Contribution of the “Singing Voice of Japan” to Humanitarian Interaction with the USSR in 1950–1960-s

D. V. Kiba
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The article traces the contribution of the “Singing Voice” movement 
in Japan to development of the humanitarian interaction with the 
Soviet state in the 1950s and 1960s, the process of forming the 
music movement in Japan, its goals, and the specifi cs of its activity. 
It is revealed that the “Singing Voice” choir closely interacted 
with the Peace Movement, which opposes nuclear weapons. The 
article defi nes the forms of interaction between the “Singing Voice 
of Japan” movement and the USSR: popularization of Soviet and 
Russian music, joint participation of Soviet and Japanese musicians 
in festivals, tours of the movement in the USSR. As a result of the 
musical interaction, not only professional ties were maintained 
between the musicians of the two countries, but also a positive 
image of the Soviet state was formed in Japan.
Keywords: Peace Movement, the “Singing Voice of Japan”, humanitarian cooperation, USSR, Japan.
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