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“I was playing in a bar in Roppongi one night a few weeks before I was heading back to New Zealand. I had given up on doing music in Japan after many people telling me how hard it would be for someone like me. A Sony scout heard about me and came to see me play…” Kat McDowell
For Kat McDowell that pivotal day of discovery would come after a long, multi-cultural journey. She spent the first five years of her life in Japan and the next 17 in New Zealand, where she learned to appreciate the twin cultures of her heritage. When she set her sites on a career in music, the time had come for her to return to Japan.
But finding success in the Japanese music industry is a challenge, especially when, as she herself admits, “I always struggled with the fact that I didn’t look Japanese and I was never going to be accepted as Japanese when on the inside parts of me were incredibly Japanese.” So how does this chapter in the life of Kat McDowell end? With the release of her debut album “Echoes over the ocean” on August 26.
On October 23, 2009 Kat McDowell was kind enough to give an interview to J-Pop World. Kat McDowell Interview.