April 16, 2009

Yoshida Brothers – Rock in Kimono

Shamisen, an old string instrument from Japan, has been played since the 16th century. Nowadays, the sound of Shamisen has become popular because the theme song of the Nintendo Wii game console is entirely played with this instrument by the brothers Ryoichiro Yoshida and Ken'ichi Yoshida, who formed Yoshida Brothers.

The way they always dress like Samurais, with Hakama pants and a kimono, along with their Shamisen, may look very traditional. But the music of Yoshida Brothers is a fusion of rock and the sound of their ancestors, which they play with amazing agility.


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