Watch eight year-old Yoyoka play drums like a boss

She plays along to Led Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times" for the Hit It Like A Girl contest
yoyoka soma Get ready to be inspired by maybe the best eight year-old drummer in the world! (Vimeo)

Are you a musician? If you are, then you know that playing the drums is one tough gig. Think about it. All four of your limbs doing something a little differently from the other, yet in perfect time to keep the whole band moving along.

And in the history of rock drumming, there were few players who were as good at this task as Led Zeppelin's John Bonham. The man was responsible for some of the heaviest and catchiest drumbeats of all time. So, does an eight year-old girl have what it takes to match the skills of one of the all-time greats?

If you're Yoyoka Soma, the answer is a total YES.

Hit It Like A Girl!

Yoyoka has been playing in a band with her parents called Kaneaiyoyoka since she was five. When a recent contest for female drummers called Hit It Like A Girl announced it was taking entries, she filmed herself playing Led Zeppelin's hit from 1969 "Good Times, Bad Times". The result? AWESOMENESS!

So good in fact, that Robert Plant, who was the singer in Led Zeppelin, recently told CBC that her performance was "fantastic". One day, Yoyoka wants to be "the best drummer in the world". Watch her amazing start on that journey in the video below!

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  1. Dear Yoyoka,

    We loved your video, you’re so unique! Are you still 8 or are you older? Do you live in Canada? You were sick! We are learning about identity and talents at Fort Rouge School and you’re so talented at playing the drums.

    From Room 208 🙂

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