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Ba Ryoko

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  • Born: 1728/3/22
  • Japanese/Chinese: 亮功 (Ba Ryôkô / Mǎ Liànggōng)

Ba Ryôkô was a Ryukyuan scholar-official and court musician.

He served as gakusei (head musician) on the 1764 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo, and was named udui bujô (J: odori bugyô, Magistrate of Dance) the following year.

References

  • Liao Zhenpei 廖真珮, "Ryûkyû kyûtei ni okeru Chûgoku kei ongaku no ensô to denshô" 琉球宮廷における中国系音楽の演奏と伝承, in Uzagaku no fukugen ni mukete 御座楽の復元に向けて, Naha, Okinawa: Uzagaku fukugen ensô kenkyûkai 御座楽復元演奏研究会 (2007), 125, citing Naha shishi vol 7, p524-525.
  • Itaya Tôru 板谷徹, “Kafu ni mirareru geinô shiryô 2: Edo nobori” 家譜に見られる芸能史料, Musa ムーサ 9 (2008), 165.
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