Kaientai, a folk band from Japan, will perform at the Ben Thanh Theatre in HCM City on April 14.

The three member band, comprising of Tetsuya Takeda, Toshio Nakamura and Kazuomi Chiba, will sing eight songs, including Takeda’s well-known composition like Pilgrimage Song, Ballad Dedicated to My Mother, and The Word I Give to You.

The Word I Give You is often sung at school graduation ceremonies in Japan.
Kaientai was formed in 1971 by Takeda who is also known in Japan for his starring role in TV drama Sannen B Gumi Kimpachi Sensei (Mr Kimpachi of the Third-Year B Class ) from 1979 to 2011.

In 1973, the band shot to fame with its debut album, especially the song Ballad Delicated to My Mother.

The band separated in 1982 but got back together in 1994.

It has toured across Japan and performed in several other countries. The HCM City show is being organised by the Japan Business Association in HCM City and the country’s consulate as part of events to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.-VNA