News Otakon to Host Yoshida Brothers of Wii Ad Music Fame
posted on 2010-02-04 01:12 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Otakorp, Inc. has announced on Wednesday that the traditional musicians The Yoshida Brothers as the first guests of the Otakon convention, which takes place from July 30 to August 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Yoshida Brothers are known in America for their music in Nintendo's "Wii Would Like to Play" commercials in 2007. The duo have released eight albums in the United States, and recorded an unreleased album in the US in 2007. Their debut album in Japan was selected as the “Traditional Japanese Music Album of the Year” in the 15th annual Japan Gold Disc Awards.
The Yoshida Brothers will perform on Friday night of the convention. They will also sign autographs and participate in a panel.
Update: Number of albums released in the US updated. Thanks, rabrek.
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