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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

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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.

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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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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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On the Far Side CD release: JazzActu.tv interview

AfuriKo appeared on JazzActu.tv, where they presented their debut album On the Far Side in a video interview published on November 6, 2014. The online television channel is the first one in France entirely dedicated to current events on the jazz scene.

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On the Far Side CD release: Afrique Asie album review

Review of AfuriKo’s debut album On the Far Side in Afrique Asie, 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.

AfuriKo, On the Far Side (F-IRE)
Afrique Asie
2014-11

AfuriKo (On the Far Side, F-IRE).

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 an absolutely atypical duo. [ … ] I urge you to discover them and slowly enter their world.”

– M. M.