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Japanese band Maywa Denki lights up Al-Hosn festival

Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
Maywa Denki said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and received a warm welcome as well. (Supplied)
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18 Dec 2019 11:12:16 GMT9
18 Dec 2019 11:12:16 GMT9

Amin Abbas Abu Dhabi

A Japanese band has started a new musical trend by creating unique “nonsense” instruments.

Maywa Denki performed at the Al-Hosn festival in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 15.

The band said they were happy with their performance in Abu Dhabi and that they received a warm welcome.

They said they enjoy creating instruments where they can “find mechanisms that produce interesting sounds.”

One of the band’s most popular instruments, the Otamatone, is a tool shaped like a musical note with a face. It is used to create classical music.

“The Otamatone has a unique switch mechanism that uses air,” the band said.

The band added that they try to recreate musical scales and singing techniques that are different to styles found in Western music.

Maywa Denki was formed in 1993 by two brothers, Novmichi and Masamichi Tosa. The band was named after a company their father used to run.

The members dress in uniforms typically worn by those who work at electrical stores, in order to represent the small companies that fueled Japan’s economy during its high-growth period.

Speaking about the launch of Arab News Japan, the band said that it is important to have a link between the Arab world and Japan.

“Political news inevitably dominates news reports, so it is difficult to receive regular information about people’s daily lives and culture. I believe that the reason many Japanese people are somewhat fearful of the Arab world is because they only see it through news reports,” they said.

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