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Wagakki Band: The ultimate Japanese meets Western music .......

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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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A band I wanted to push forward from these creative geniuses to the east is called Wakaggi Band 和楽器バンド
(translated: japanese musical instruments band)

They gained some big traction when the japanese governmental culture pushing project "Cool Japan" picked them up and pushed them forward..good choice (although no babymetal..sup japan!)

Anyhow, if they interest you more, their wiki can be found Here


The most powerful sound, in my personal opinion, is their song, Senbonzakura (not sure why its Zakura when Sakura is the translation for cherry blossom..whatever. guess they went with pronounciation instead of actual romaji)

I love the lead up to around 2:45 when they just start wailing on their instruments.

As far as visually stunning, Well, for me, the song Strong Fate is very powerful

...its like watching some ancient japanese ritual being played out.
And some guy commits seppuku.

Soo damn beautiful and stuning to watch. All their videos are hard to choose as to which is the "best". each have such a different flare, but all are amazing to watch.

Well done Japan.


Oh, and one last one:
Here there be dragons:


(seriously though, this woman, Yuko Suzuhana, is just georgous with an amazing voice and can work a fan like a ninja)

Anyhow, Do yourself a favor and watch/listen to these videos (preferrably in HD on a big screen for maximum awesomeness). Any highly cultured fusion stuff you like? (anyone who posts Gangnam Style k-pop nonsense gets a free punch to the junk!)
edit on Thu Dec 8 2016 by DontTreadOnMe because: removed characters from title. 和楽器バンド




posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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thanks for that man.
that # was awesome.

i am a HUGE fan of japanese traditional music. i have tons of it.
this is like traditional fusion.

love it

edit:
i see you already mentioned the fusion aspect of it

awesome
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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
thanks for that man.
that # was awesome.

i am a HUGE fan of japanese traditional music. i have tons of it.
this is like traditional fusion.

love it

edit:
i see you already mentioned the fusion aspect of it

awesome

Yeah. I mean, regular traditional japanese music is fine...if a bit ancient and dull, but the fusion of east meets west is almost always a smash hit. the West has the beats, the east has the flavor.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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I used to love a band called mongol 800.

They were heavily influenced by nofx and have a fun bouncy sound.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 08:20 PM
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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen



Very cool video.
Reminded me a bit of x-japan. That outfit tho. heh



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX


Yeah they are kinda inspired by x-japan. they used to be visual kei lol.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 04:36 AM
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Love Japanese culture but I was suprised to find myself getting pretty moved by strong fate. Can't understand a word she's saying but still felt a pang of sadness when the guy started bracing to commit seppuku.

Also found watching the lead singer to be mesmorising. She must have had geisha training considering how smooth and flowing her movements were. Beautiful to watch




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