Last night I went to see the Taiwan Youth Band perform at Taichung. Although it was a free concert, their performance was nothing short of top notch.
The programme consist not only of local Taiwan and Japanese folksongs, but also soundtracks from popular movies. I was pleasantly surprised by a Taiwan folksong called Gao Shang Qing which is about a love story at the beautiful Alishan. When I used to listen to this as a child, I always thought this was a very old fashion song. Yet now, listening to it whilst living in Taiwan, it feels different.
The finale was a soundtrack called “Previous previous previous life” from the popular Japanese teen anime “Your name“. To be honest I’ve never heard it before as I don’t watch Japanese anime, but the band did such a good job of it that I had to find it on youtube. Here it is if you’ve never heard it before.
All the Band members are still students so I guess normally they will be very busy with school and exams etc. I applaud them for still finding time to play music, rehearse and perform for us. Good job guys!