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むさしの-FM (Musashino-FM) interview

AfuriKo appeared on むさしの-FM 78.2 on November 14, 2017. Musashino is a city in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis.

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Le Baiser Salé concert announcement on Le jars jase jazz

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Double bill concert “AfuriKo + Jim Funnell’s Word Out” at Le Baiser Salé (an inimitable Parisian jazz club when it comes to jazz with a world music flavour!) announced on jazz critic Guillaume Lagrée’s blog “Le jars jase jazz:” Jazz concerts selection in Paris and Île-de-France for February 2017.

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“Sounds of Latin Jazz” concert review (Jazzmandu 2016): The Himalayan Times

Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban tunes strike the right chord
Article in The Himalayan Times, Nepal’s largest selling English daily newspaper, reviewing AfuriKo’s concert at “Sounds of Latin Jazz.” The event was part of Jazzmandu, otherwise known as Kathmandu Jazz Festival (or the “Biggest Jazz Party in the Himalayas!”) and took place at the Summit Hotel in Patan (Lalitpur) on October 23, 2016.

🇬🇧 “… the magic of their music slowly took over the venue.”

🇫🇷 “… la magie de leur musique s’est lentement emparée de la salle”.

HNS, The Himalayan Times
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Style CD release: Radio Osaka (OBC) interview

AfuriKo appeared on Osaka Broadcasting Corporation (OBC), also known as Radio Osaka, an AM radio station of National Radio Network (NRN). The interview, including excerpts from AfuriKo’s second album Style, was aired on September 9, 2016, as part of weekly cultural program “Utazuki Don!“. The show is hosted by renowned Japanese producer, arranger, and singer-songwriter Taiji Nakamura, who has received several awards including the Japan Record Award (major annual music awards show that recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japan Composer’s Association in a manner similar to the American Grammy Awards) twice in 1972 and 1982.

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The Other Village EP release: FM Salus interview

AfuriKo appeared on local radio station Yokohama Community Broadcast Co., Ltd., located at iTSCOM Studio & Hall in Setagaya (Tokyo) and better known as FM Salus, on November 3, 2015. The interview, including a few musical excerpts from their second EP, The Other Village (released in Japan only), was aired as a part of daily program “Afternoon Salus.”

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Jazzbox live session on Aligre FM

AfuriKo was invited to perform live on Jazzbox, a weekly program hosted by jazz lover Jacques Thévenet and aired every Saturday from 5 to 6pm on Aligre FM. This multicultural radio station was established in 1981 in the “quartier d’Aligre,” a historical working-class neighbourhood of the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Its mission statement is to “create and develop social and cultural links,” and many of its programs highly value notions such as freedom of speech, respect of human rights, and equality.

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On the Far Side interview: JazzActu.tv

Interview on Bob Garcia’s JazzActu.tv (published November 6, 2014), “la première chaîne de télévision consacrée exclusivement à l’actualité du jazz” (the first television channel devoted exclusively to jazz news) for the release of AfuriKo’s debut album On the Far Side.
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On the Far Side album review: Afrique Asie

AfuriKo, On the Far Side (F-IRE)
Review of AfuriKo’s debut album On the Far Side in Afrique Asie (November 2014), a monthly magazine that focuses on the African and Asian continents at large, specializing in political analysis and economical, social, and cultural information. Edited in Paris, the publication is regularly distributed in over fifty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, as well as North and Latin America.

🇫🇷 “Une musique qui respire, pulse, bifurque, badine. Inclassable et jouée avec une exquise délicatesse, au détour d’improvisations sournoises. Élaborée et à la fois sincère et spontanée. AfuriKo est en principe un duo absolument atypique. … À découvrir d’urgence et à y entrer doucement.”

🇬🇧 “Music that breathes, pulsates, bifurcates, trifles. That is unclassifiable and played with exquisite delicacy, in the course of sly improvisations. Elaborate yet sincere and spontaneous all the while. AfuriKo is in essence an absolutely atypical duo. … I urge you to discover them and slowly enter their world.”

M. M., Afrique Asie
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Munich International Ballet School (November 2013)

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Hearth at Home interview on a1r.tv – part 2

AfuriKo was invited to Rodney Hearth’s home in North Wales for an interview in two parts that was aired on UK Entertainment’s channel A1R Family Focus Television. Committed to freedom of speech, truth, justice and the promotion of excellence, A1R has been producing inspirational, challenging and thought provoking programmes over the years. There mission, in their own words, is to “reflect the best in people and places.”

This program is in two parts: back to Part 1.