Heartbeat for life with shamisen .
Who says that Japanese music doesn’t rock ?
Just try it and you will find the answer for sure . It’s too sensational and intense you will definitely feel it in your bones , the way “Yoshida brothers ” played shamisen (three stringed Japanese musical instrument ) is worth watching . When they pluck shamisen with bashi a tempo of high and low frequency is produced which keeps on increasing and decreasing just like our heartbeat .
The history of Taiko is interwoven in the fabric of Japanese history. Regarded as sacred since ancient times, the drum was first used to drive away evil spirits and pests harmful to crops. It was believed that by imitating the sound of thunder, the spirit of rain would be forced into action. At harvest time, Taiko was joyfully played in thanks for a bountiful crop. Today, this spiritual aspect of Taiko has faded with the modernization of Japan. What was once an integral part of daily life is now just a festival relic.
Taiko is dynamic, precise, athletic, festive, and overall impressive music. I came across this video while surfing about the “edo period ” in Japan and just a click on it made my Sunday morning blissful .