Click below to see a performance and get a little taste of Yoshida-Kyodai
The duo are known for doing both traditional tunes as well as doing modern renditions and new pieces of their own. Here's a take on Radiohead's "National Anthem":
I was surprised last night was a fairly, umm geriatric crowd. I thought there would be a greater mix of ages given their popularity. Regardless, the crowd still rocked out and gave the crew a good response - though, they seemed more receptive when the duo were doing their more traditional themes. Taiga was by far the youngest and there appeared to be no other school children in the hall. All the nice senior ladies around us commented on how well behaved Taiga was afterwards.
Hopefully they'll be some other good acts that will come through Hokkaido; we just bought tickets to see Ryuichi Sakamoto in November - I will do a blog post on him once we see him, but he's basically a more classically trained Japanese version of David Bowie. In fact, David and Ryuichi starred in a film together entitled "Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence". Anyways, shall discuss Ryuichi at a later date; he's someone who I am very excited to see!