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“The Ainu maestro curates a collection that gives his people’s endangered ancient sound a modern lease of life – with dub, harmony and dazzling percussion” The Guardian – Folk album of the montH.

“Mixed up folk music . . . a whole lot of fun” MOJO

Following the critical acclaim for Tonkori in the Moonlight, Mais Um’s collection of OKI’s early work, and his European tour last November (which included 3 sold out UK shows) the Ainu musician travels to the UK for 4 dates this August to perform tracks from the album.

For these shows he will be joined on-stage by his wife Rumiko Kano (vocals, tonkori), son Manau (drums, tonkori) + long-time collaborator Takashi Nakajo (bass), to revisit his ground-breaking early recordings.

One of the last surviving players of the tonkori – a 5-string harp performed by the indigenous Japanese Ainu people – OKI mixes traditional Ainu folk songs with international influences as varied as dub, Irish folk, throat singing, African drumming and music from Central Asia.

Date

Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

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Date

Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

“The Ainu maestro curates a collection that gives his people’s endangered ancient sound a modern lease of life – with dub, harmony and dazzling percussion” The Guardian – Folk album of the montH.

“Mixed up folk music . . . a whole lot of fun” MOJO

Following the critical acclaim for Tonkori in the Moonlight, Mais Um’s collection of OKI’s early work, and his European tour last November (which included 3 sold out UK shows) the Ainu musician travels to the UK for 4 dates this August to perform tracks from the album.

For these shows he will be joined on-stage by his wife Rumiko Kano (vocals, tonkori), son Manau (drums, tonkori) + long-time collaborator Takashi Nakajo (bass), to revisit his ground-breaking early recordings.

One of the last surviving players of the tonkori – a 5-string harp performed by the indigenous Japanese Ainu people – OKI mixes traditional Ainu folk songs with international influences as varied as dub, Irish folk, throat singing, African drumming and music from Central Asia.

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Date

Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

“The Ainu maestro curates a collection that gives his people’s endangered ancient sound a modern lease of life – with dub, harmony and dazzling percussion” The Guardian – Folk album of the montH.

“Mixed up folk music . . . a whole lot of fun” MOJO

Following the critical acclaim for Tonkori in the Moonlight, Mais Um’s collection of OKI’s early work, and his European tour last November (which included 3 sold out UK shows) the Ainu musician travels to the UK for 4 dates this August to perform tracks from the album.

For these shows he will be joined on-stage by his wife Rumiko Kano (vocals, tonkori), son Manau (drums, tonkori) + long-time collaborator Takashi Nakajo (bass), to revisit his ground-breaking early recordings.

One of the last surviving players of the tonkori – a 5-string harp performed by the indigenous Japanese Ainu people – OKI mixes traditional Ainu folk songs with international influences as varied as dub, Irish folk, throat singing, African drumming and music from Central Asia.

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