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KIOKU

music of taiko and percussion, live electronics, and saxophones

Based in New York City, the experimental music group KIOKU creates a new terrain between traditional Asian music and collaborative improvisation. The trio consists of Wynn Yamami (taiko and percussion), Christopher Ariza (live electronics), and Ali Sakkal (saxophones). While grounded in historical musical practices, KIOKU (Japanese for "memory") embraces the plasticity of tradition and freely employs improvisational and avant-garde musical techniques.

Ariza with KIOKU

Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.