It’s as though he’s got inexhaustible batteries. Takeo not only whirls around the whole world, but also explores ever-new yodelling territory like a diligent professor. Whether online yodelling courses, the booked-out yodelling hikes through the breath-taking mountain world of his home, Reit im Winkl, yodelling interpretations of rock and pop hits, opera arias or dance floor blockbusters or the CD of his High Noon yodelling duel with colleague Rudy Schneyder, Takeo brings his tireless zeal to the theme. Only the German President can explain why he has not already received the Federal cross of honour for his tireless, worldwide and above all successful saving of the honour of our German cultural asset.
Takeo Ischi is an absolutely exceptional artist in every way and without question one of the few phenomena of our modern age. To the older generation, he has been one of the really great stars of folk music for years now. And yet what other folk music star is simultaneously idolised by young people? This yodelling master is simply a cult for teens and twenty-somethings! Masses of people celebrate his Dance and Aprés Ski versions of old folk songs and age-old folk tunes such as „Bibi-Hendl“, „Appenzeller“ or „Zwei Spuren im Schnee“. At the start of his career, he was something abstract, an original. And yet long ago, Takeo crept into our hearts and thus not just paved his own way but also did a great service to understanding between peoples. Love of music knows no national boundaries, it is in all of us. And Takeo proves that though the people of the world might have different languages or skin colours, there is no difference in their hearts.