I’m happy to share John Potter’s wonderful website, The Power of Okinawa. John is the author of the book The Power of Okinawa: Roots Music from the Ryukyus, which I purchased 9 years ago (released in October 2001) and I’m happy to hear that he’s released a 2nd edition which has been “extensively revised, expanded and updated to include new chapters and more interviews with the people involved in making roots music from the Ryukyus.”
The Power of Okinawa website has a link to order the book and he ships worldwide.
In addition to his book, the website’s Features section is an awesome resource containing John’s articles from fRoots magazine. Also be sure to check out his Power of Okinawa blog — I’ve already added it to Google Reader.