Tao

by AfuriKo

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Oleleko 04:56
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Kassai 03:55
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Adzolowoe 05:13
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In B Town 06:12
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Sunnyside 05:19

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A jazz journey from ancestral Africa to NYC, steeped in deep grooves with shades of Funk, Pop, Reggae, Bulgarian, and Enka music.

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released April 20, 2019

Akiko Horii - percussion
Jim Funnell - piano, keyboards

All tracks composed by AfuriKo except Kassai, written by Taiji Nakamura and Ou Yoshida, arranged by AfuriKo.

Recorded and mixed by Charles Frossard at Studio MESA (Soignolles-en-Brie, France) in January, June, and July 2018.

Mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin at Metropolis Studios (London, UK) in November and December 2018.

Artwork by Margaux Couet.
Photography by Diana and Ray Xecu.
Graphic design by Akiko Horii.

Produced by AfuriKo.
www.afuriko.com
© & ℗ AfuriKo 2019. ASCAP/SACEM. All rights reserved.

contact: www.afuriko.com / booking.afuriko@gmail.com

AfuriKo would like to thank Laurent Maget, Charles Frossard, Chris Hayward, Margaux Couet, Diana & Ray Xecu, and Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin for their invaluable creative, artistic, and technical contributions to this recording and artwork.

Very special thanks also go to our fans, friends, and families, who generously participated in our Kickstarter campaign, joining us on the wonderful journey of making this music tangible.

For a full list of backers, please visit: www.afuriko.com/tao-backers.

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AfuriKo New York, New York

AfuriKo – a Japanese portmanteau word combining “Afurika” (アフリカ) and the suffix “Ko” (子) which means “child” – is an African infused jazz duo comprised of percussionist Akiko Horii and pianist/keyboardist Jim Funnell. Like a modern-day griot, they celebrate traditional heritage from around the world through the prism of spellbinding grooves and eccentric harmonies. ... more

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