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Nova: Meet Kazutaka Yamada: The Buddhist Monk Covering Rock Tracks

Jan 27, 2021

A practicing Buddhist monk who does music covers surely counts as one of the plus points of the internet! Two things that probably do not usually merge together. But if you’re Kazutaka Yamada, the two things go together like peas in a pod. Buddhist monk/Youtuber Kossan1108, Yamada has a fairly unique approach to meditation, you might say. The musician has been using his traditional percussion instruments to produce covers of well known rock songs. These have included “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest, “Yellow Submarine” and “All My Loving” by The Beatles, Queen’s “We Will Rock You” along with “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and “Teenage Lobotomy” by The Ramones.

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