Dec 28, 2011
Charan-Po-Rantan is a sisters duo, consists of an accordionist and a singer, formed in July 2009. They performed at the Hikashu's Tokyo concert on December 25, 2011.
Koharu, the older sister, was interested in accordion at the tender age of 7. Soon she got a one for herself and started to play. Since then, as a proficient musician, she has got many awards. For example, she was chosen as the best Japanese player of the year at Roland's v-accordion contest in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she teamed up with her younger sister, Momo, to form a duo and billed themselves Charan-Po-Rantan.
Now they have been active as a live unit mainly in Tokyo area. In August 2010, Charan-Po-Rantan released their first album "Tada Soredake," recorded with a brass group called CanCan Balcan. The album is available worldwide via HMV Japan - see here.
Charan-Po-Rantan Official Site (Japanese)
Charan-Po-Rantan with Cancan Balkan - "Mustafa" A cover of a traditional Egyptian folk song called "Ya Mustapha." Japanese singer Sakamoto Kyu made this song a hit in 1961.
Charan-Po-Rantan - "Hymne à l'amour" on April 24, 2011 Yokohama.
Charan-Po-Rantan plays their original composition called "Jinsei No Parade" [Parade of Life]
Charan-Po-Rantan - "Parade of Life" video
Jintara-Mvta, Charan-Po-Rantan, and Cancan Balkan - "Lively and Happy" January 31, 2012 at Star Pine's cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo.
Koharu plays a series of popular tunes. See hear her virtuosity of button accordion. She was just eighteen years old then.