December 16, 2019

In Japan, Karaoke means empty orchestra.  “Kara” means empty and “oke” means orchestra.  It basically means that the song is empty of the lead vocalist.  It encourages those in the audience to be that lead vocalist.  It is widely believed that karaoke started in a small snack bar in Kobe city.  As the story goes, the bar’s scheduled entertainer failed to show up one night.  Not wanting to disappoint his customer, the owner decided to play instrumental tapes of popular songs and give people the opportunity to sing along. Koreans and East Asian love singing and partying all night long~~!