Traditional Japanese Instruments + ‘Smooth Criminal’ = Awesome!
One of the best things about the internet is finding a great cover of a popular song. The best covers are new versions of the song in an unexpected style.
I came across this one over the weekend and it stopped me in my tracks. I was stunned. It is so great.
According to the description on the video, this is "professional shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player Yuko Watanabe and a backup duo of koto players put a Japanese twist on Michael Jackson‘s classic song: "Smooth Criminal.""
It's an amazing mix of a traditional Japanese sound perfectly mixed with the distinctive Jackson rhythm.