Great YouTube finds: Amazing Japanese musicians

There is no doubt that YouTube has it’s drawbacks if you are a creator, just ask Steven Crowder, if you don’t follow the prescribed speech and ideology; however, the video channel offers a lot to the viewer.

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For this devourer of content, I enjoy long run interviews, debate videos and wildlife videos, among others.

One topic that I think YouTube does pretty good is music–whether it be rare concert footage or some of the “reaction” videos, it is very enjoyable.

Another thing is the discovery of musicians I would likely never know about if it wasn’t for YouTube.

What I never realized was the incredible talent coming out of Japan–rock, jazz, R&B and even local music–just a plethora of talent.

Here is a couple of the best discoveries I found in recent years:

The first one I saw for the first time a couple of years ago and she totally blew me away. Her name is Yoyoka and the talent is poring out of her pores–and she is now 10 or 11 years old as my best estimate.

She takes on John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon and Jeff Porcaro with confidence, passion and total enjoyment.

The first video I saw was her playing to Led Zeppelin’s “Good times, Bad times” and I think she was eight at the time. Check out the video below, she would definitely make Bonzo proud.

Here is a more recent video of her taking on Ginger Baker in “Sunshine of your love” ( a little older).

Another incredible talent is bassist, Juna Serita. She does a masterful job playing jazz, funk and R&B and it seems she does tour outside of Japan on a regular basis playing with a number of musicians.

She really makes it look so easy, as you’ll see below.

This is just scratching the surface of the amazing talent in Japan.

What do you think? Pretty good stuff?

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