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KBG84, a troupe consisting of 33 female singers whose average age is 84 years old, has a new hit single in Japan, Come on and Dance, Kohama Island. The band featuring 97-year-old Haru Yamashiro, is taking Japan by storm, selling out their upcoming tour.
KBG84 members are from the remote island of Kohama in Okinawa. They chose their name as a play on a popular teen band AKB48. The music KBG84 sings reflects their love of nature and the island they call home. Lyrics include “whales in the sea spouting or dolphins doing somersaults.”
Though Yamashiro and the rest of her troupe may be considered old by most standards, these ladies are young at heart and winning over the hearts of people of all ages.