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Akiko Horii

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Born and raised in Kobe, Japanese-French jazz percussionist Akiko Horii was never afraid of bold moves growing up: after leaving her native Japan alone at the age of fifteen to attend high school on Long Island, she made a radical shift from studying classical piano to devoting herself to West African music and dance in college (CalArts), with a particular focus on the djembe and Ewe drumming from Ghana. She later spent several months in Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Mali, learning from masters and performing for local ceremonies. Her deep sense of rhythm and graceful abstractions notably brought her into the spotlight with several performances on Congahead

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Tao

Label: AfuriKo
Released: 2019
Track listing: A Step in the Storm; Oleleko; Rainbow Snake; Kassai; Up in the Air; Adzolowoe; Trace of Peach; In B Town; Sunnyside.

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Article: Album Review

AfuriKo: Tao

Read "Tao" reviewed by Geno Thackara


On first impression, AfuriKo seems to sit somewhere between groovy Miles Davis circa Big Fun (Columbia, 1974) and the electric '70s fusion of, say, Joe Zawinul or Jeff Beck. You have the deep rhythms, world- spanning percussion and any tone an electric piano can make. The name is a portmanteau combining the Japanese terms for “child" ...

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Woandering

Label: Philippe Lopes de Sa Duo / Freedom Jazz Zone
Released: 2017
Track listing: Valse; L'absence; Esbjörn; Chambre 2580, Pt. I; Chambre 2580, Pt. II; Brume; Woandering; Five Pennies a Day; DB; She's Out of My Life; Phenix; La Morena y el Papel.

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Style

Label: AfuriKo / Funnelljazz
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Other Village; Stones; Idol; Style; Sedi Donka; Autumn Leaves; A Guy Called Peter; Tori-san (Mr. Bird); Red Dragonfly; Lôro.

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On the Far Side

Label: AfuriKo / F-IRE
Released: 2014
Track listing: White Nights; Kpanlogo; Sakuralaba; On the Far Side; Ka baga ne ma; Pentafriko; Chakarera pa' mi hermano; Gbégbé.

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アフリ子 EP

Label: AfuriKo
Released: 2012
Track listing: Pentafriko; Chakarera pa' mi hermano; Kpanlogo; On the Far Side (Bawa); White Nights.

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Les Elles du Tambour

Label: Les Elles du Tambour
Released: 2012
Track listing: Sous Nous; Soja; Fée Folie; In K Woods; 刀-Katana; In B Town.


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