MANILA, Philippines – A Japanese rock group has performed its own rendition of local band Kamikazee’s “Narda,” a song that is said to be about the Filipino heroine Darna.
Uchusentai NOIZ did a faster, more upbeat version of “Narda” in a music video uploaded on YouTube on Tuesday.
The video also mentioned that the band will perform in Davao from September 7 to 9, and at Function Room 4 and 5 of SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City from September 15 to 16.
Some Filipinos took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the band’s recognition of local music.
“Kamikazee & Noiz. Well it’s just amazing,” said Twitter user Ril Santos.
“Ang awesome lang nung Uchusentai NOIZ na version ng Narda… Rakenrol times ten!” added user Patchables.
Kamikazee frontman Jay Contreras has also reacted to the viral music video, retweeting a post from one of his friends.
Uchusentai NOIZ is described as a “visual kei” rock band with its elaborate hair styles, makeup and glam rock music. Some say visual kei is a sub-genre of rock music, while others claim it is merely a fashion movement.
The band visited Davao last year to donate toothbrushes to children.