Friday, July 25, 2014

YANAKIKU's USA Debut at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo #YANAKIKU made their USA debut at San Francisco's J-Pop Summit last weekend, giving American fans their first opportunity to see YANAKIKU's high-energy performance and comedic MC. The duo gave a special name to the packed audience in San Francisco's Japan Town, proclaiming "You are the lettuce, we are the meat!" before beginning their live set which included recent releases "FUJIYAMA DISCO" and an English version of their unreleased song "Ninja Iroha".

Vocalists YANA and KIKU spoke in frequent English to the audience, giving a positive message that "Music is stronger than our differences," a statement with special meaning to YANA as a representative of San Francisco's sister city Osaka. 


Press Op's-Charo Tolentino

In addition to their live performances, YANAKIKU served as judges for J-Pop Summit's cosplay and idol performer contests, as well as taking photos with fans and giving KIMOCOS (Kimono Cosplay) and Shuji calligraphy demonstrations at their booth.

YANAKIKU's new song "Orihime" was released July 2 on iTunes and Spotify worldwide. They will follow their J-Pop Summit performance with a return engagement at London's Hyper Japan Festival July 25-27.

SET LIST:
SE ("We are YANAKIKU")
"High BEAM"
MC
"PAKU PAKU KINGYO"
"NINJA IROHA English Version"
"Orihime"
MC
SE
"FUJIYAMA△DISCO"
MC
"HELLO WORLD"

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Spotify


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