Yoshimi P-We, (born Yoshimi Yokota (横田佳美 Yokota Yoshimi) on February 18, 1968) is a Japanese musician best known for her role as the longest consistent drummer in the Japanese rock band Boredoms.
Yoshimi also plays trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, and sings.
Born in Okayama, Japan, Yoshimi joined her first band, U.F.O. or Die, with Yamatsuka Eye in 1986. Since 1997, she led the all-female band OOIOO and continues to contribute to the current incarnation of Boredoms.
Yoshimi worked on a great number of other projects, most notably a raga band called Saicobaba, an ambient project called Yoshimi and Yuka, the tribal-drum-influenced OLAibi, and indie supergroup Free Kitten. She appeared as a session player and vocalist on the Flaming Lips' 2002 album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Yoshimi participated as drummer one in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance, which occurred on July 7, 2007, at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.
Yoshimi at 77 Boadrum, July 7, 2007
Yoshimi and Yuka