Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sounds of Japan and Latin America
The Miho & Diego Duo has been boldly blending Latin and Japanese musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy came together after years of admiring each other’s work and discovering that their sounds could be combined to make something genuinely new and unique. Fittingly, the title of their debut CD, “Quenarimba I,” combines the names of their primary instruments, the quena, a traditional Andean flute, and the marimba. “Quenarimba I” showcases their distinctive combination of warm, natural wood sounds and takes the listener on a musical journey from Japan to South America. Playing a brand of music that is truly their own and not easily categorized, the Duo’s repertoire covers an amazingly wide range of styles with an innovative approach. In the Duo’s three other CDs entitled “Blue Tree,” “Quenarimba II” and “Summer Concert In Live 2008,” they played from an extensive catalog of Andean, traditional South American folk, Brazilian, Japanese, and Latin jazz compositions, as well as original compositions. The Duo has been invited to perform at festivals, universities, and venues all over Washington, Oregon and California. The Duo received their first invitation to Japan Tour in October 2007, where they performed in Tokyo, Kobe, Himi, Izumo and Kumamoto. Since then, they have returned to Japan eight times to hold their educational program and concert series. They have also performed in Chile and Bolivia in 2013.
Part of the Global Spice World Music Series
Special thanks to Global Spice Media Sponsor AdventuresNW.
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