Turtle Island


Turtle Island is a 14-piece orchestra formed in 1999 in Toyota City, Japan. They fuse traditional Japanese carnival beats with musical elements including distorted guitar, Indian tunes and Korean traditional music, all held together with a punk rock background. Main vocalist Yoshiki is a charismatic poet creating a unique world with his lyrics, and is often referred to as the Japanese Joe Strummer or Manu Chao. With his passionate messages, Turtle Island has gained great recognition amongst underground as well as mainstream music lovers.