And she is incredible.
Sumiko Iwamuro is an 82-year-old dumpling-maker who has been running a restaurant in Tokyo for over six decades. But she also moonlights as Sumirock, a techno DJ at the DecaBarZ nightclub in the Shinjuku district.
Iwamuro got into DJing at age 70 when she was selecting tunes for her son’s birthday party. Now she is a hit among the younger set in Tokyo. “It’s fundamentally techno music, but just that would be boring,” she tells Al Jezeera America of the music she plays. “I add jazz, French chanson and a bit of classical music.”
Learn more about Iwamuro and check out some of her past sets below.
By day, this 87-year-old Japanese woman makes dumplings. By night, she's spinning records in Tokyo's red-light district.
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— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) April 12, 2017