Yoshida Brothers

Yoshida Brothers

Rock 'n' roll is as much about attitude as about music. Take, for instance, the Yoshida Brothers, whose instrument of choice is not the electric guitar but the shamisen. That traditional three-stringed instrument has a twangy, high-pitched sound, which instantly conjures up picture-postcard images of "the real Japan." The Yoshida Brothers - Ryoichiro and Kenichi - have helped the shamisen overcome its stuffy image by updating and sometimes flouting tradition. For example, while the shamisen is normally... read more

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