Tsugaru Shamisen is a creation of Japanese culture but it also serves as a symbol of Japanese traditional music fused with Western ideas and Influence. Elements of Ameican Jazz, pop and even rock can be felt in the modern Tsugaru Shamisen concert of today.
This video is an example of Tsugaru Shamisen covering a tune from the genre known as JPOP or Japanese Pop! The song is called Slow Mo by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
Featured on Shamisen is Kevin Kmetz an American Master of the Tsugaru Shamisen style and a innovative musician who represents a new fusion music of East meets West.
Look out for future Shamisen cover versions of the New Japanese band called BABYMETAL!