Date - 15th February 2017
Venue - A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Current album - Japanese Taiko 3 (Released April 2017 on ARC Music)
Click to listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-15th-february-2017/
If you’ve ever seen Joji Hirota’s thrilling performances with the London Taiko Drummers, you’ll know that his live sets are unforgettable! A blaze of blistering beats pounded on giant drums that leaves audiences breathless, but Joji is not ‘just a drummer’. He’s a distinguished composer, producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, with a career that spans over three decades, and sixteen sensational albums! Awards, accolades, and collaborations with the likes of Jah Wobble, London Metropolitan Orchestra, and Royal Shakespeare Company have happened along the way, and Joji is the man to credit for filling the void of mystery that surrounds Japanese music. He is its finest interpreter and dedicated ambassador. He’s also a master craftsman, that carves intricate and delicate string arrangements for Japanese folk songs, boasts a celestial singing voice, and is a master of the Shakuhachi flute. On this AWIL, hear an exclusive preview of his 17th album, ‘ Japanese Taiko 3’, forthcoming on ARC Music this April.
15/2/17 – AWIL at Res 114 Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-15th-february-2017/ Pic by Layla Gatens. Sketches by Alban Low. Production by Sofia Gaetani-Morris & Norman Druker. Also this week, NAMLO and Ali Azimi live at SOAS Radio! Next week Syriana’s Bernard O’Neill @ SOAS Radio and Baluji Shrivastav OBE @ Resonance.
THURSDAY FEB 16TH A WORLD INLONDON LIVE at CLUB INEGALES –Fundraiser for Resonance FM – with NAMLO, IYATRA QUARTET, AILM, JOJI HIROTA & THE LONDON TAIKO DRUMMERS!!! Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/2kWU62a https://www.facebook.com/events/154245781745840/ Support Resonance FM Fundraising Week Feb 13 – 20th London’s ONLY independent arts radio station - fundraiser.resonance.fm #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 www.resonancefm.com & 4pm SOAS Radio mixlr.com/soasradio