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Haiku Music Challenge 81

Welcome to the eighty-first iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Tan Taigi was a haiku poet of the Edo period. He was a wanderer for most of his life and admired by Yosa Buson for his ability to transcend his eclectic and unconventional lifestyle with sublime poetry.

rain rituals
in the light of torches –—
mountain peaks at night

Seventeen tracks were inspired by Tan Taigi’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation::


Track: Miniature Rain Rituals
Artist: Daniel Diaz
Genre: instrumental

Let’s start with a captivating acoustic track by Argentinian multi-instrumentalist Daniel Diaz.

Track: 松明に雨乞行やよるの嶺
Artist: Merle Bardenoir
Genre: ambient

Here’s an immersive ambient soundscape with a mystic Eastern flavor, by French producer Merle Bardenoir.


Track: Rain Rituals
Artist: Ikjoyce
Genre: electronic

The last track for this week: a hypnotic, 10-minute long electronic piece by Ikjoyce.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be selecting music inspired by another haiku by Tan Taigi:

each and every star
is brought to light —
how cold

The deadline to submit your track is 21 April. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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