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AfuriKo’s Tao album release tour 2020 in Uruguay, Europe, and the UK

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AfuriKo’s album Tao reviewed by Bob Hatteau on Jazz à bâbord and in French magazine Improjazz

“Just like the CD cover, a colorful yin-yang symbol reminiscent of a butterfly or a boubou dress, Tao blends African, Asian, and Western influences in a joyous melting pot of notes and rhythms.”

– Bob Hatteau, Jazz à bâbord

Album reviews for October 2019 on Improjazz’s website

Tao – AfuriKo review on Jazz à bâbord

Review of AfuriKo’s third album Tao by Bob Hatteau on his blog Jazz à bâbord and in French magazine Improjazz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and distributing improvised musics and all kinds of jazz.

View full article (in French) here (PDF)

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AfuriKo’s album Tao reviewed by Geno Thackara on All About Jazz

AfuriKo: Tao

Review of AfuriKo’s third album Tao by Geno Thackara on All About Jazz, “a web site produced by jazz advocates, jazz professionals, and web technicians, [ whose ] mission is to provide information and opinion about jazz from the past, present, and future. Thinking both globally and locally, [ they ] deliver reviews of jazz from around the world as well as interviews with international musicians.”

AfuriKo: Tao
All About Jazz
2019-07
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AfuriKo’s album Tao reviewed by “Jazz Medium” Carol Banks Weber on Festival Peak

“In AfuriKo’s enchanting world, music opens up to every kind of interpretation”

Review of AfuriKo’s third album Tao by “Jazz Medium” Carol Banks Weber on Festival Peak, a blog with “words about experiencing music.” Carol uses her heightened awareness, hyper-empathic qualities, and true fondness of jazz to write vivid accounts of what she sees, hears, and feels when listening to music.

In AfuriKo’s enchanting world, music opens up to every kind of interpretationFestival Peak
Festival Peak
2019-02
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AfuriKo at Beats in Bliss Plaza covered by Queens by the Minute

AfuriKo was honored to be part of Beats in Bliss Plaza this year and perform an open-air concert for the first time in their beloved neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens. The event was presented by Sunnyside Shines (Sunnyside District Management) and Nicholas Biondo from Queens by the Minute, an excellent source of local news, was present to cover the special event. In addition to visiting their website, you can find their channel here on YouTube.

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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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Jazzmandu 2016: Himalayan Times review

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 (Nepal) on October 23, 2016.

Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban tunes strike the right chord
The Himalayan Times
2016-10-25
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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.”