Thursday, September 15, 2011

Arcade rap

Last year I talked about Gyoko, a Japanese rock band promoting fish. This week, while watching a traveling show on NHK World, I found a similar story: a group of old ladies working in the Sakae-machi shopping district, located in Okinawa's capital Naha, decided to fight the economic slump and promote their local market by singing rap in a “music festival” regularly organized by the shopping arcade. They are called the “Obaa Rappers” (Granny Rappers). You can see them perform on YouTube:

(Also in this video).

Delirant isti Nipponi!

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