Wagakki Band


WagakkiBand (和楽器バンド wagakkibando?) is a musical group from Japan. The shigin lead singer Yuko Suzuhana (elected Miss Nico Nama ニコ生 in 2011) and seven musicians fuse Vocaloid songs with wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments) and Western rock.[1][2] Their music video Tengaku (天樂?) was seen more than 200 000 times in four days.[3] Moreover, the music video of the song Senbonzakura (千本桜?) has received more than 50 million views on YouTube.[4] In 2014, WagakkiBand was invited by Japan Expo 2014 in France and their first oversea independent concert was held at Taipei in 2015. On July 4, 2015, WagakkiBand headlined a sold-out concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles as a main event at Anime Expo. The Vocaloid IA was the opening act, also in her first North American live show. They cover vocaloid songs in their album “Vocalo Zanmai” and also composed their original music in subsequent albums.

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