Fair should be fair… didn’t get a very good shot of Okaji-san tonight, but here is a video from HeavensDust live at Ikebukuro Black Hole February 3, this year.
This was an awesome percussion ‘dialogue’ with Ajo-san and Okaji-san
Also when I got home I found this…
HeavensDust had uploaded an ‘Okaji-san Video’ m/
Because of my interest in a Japanese Rock band “HeavensDust” I am following a few of their members on twitter. And this is how it goes…
HeavensDust is an amazing band in that they incorporate traditional instruments in their otherwise very contemporary music. http://www.heavensdust.net/ Taiko drums (Ajo) and the Shakuhachi (Daisuke)
Two of the members in HeavensDust play in the trio called hanafugetsu but here in the trio 衣袋聖志 Kiyoshi Ibukuro (who plays Bass in HeavensDust) plays the 箏 Koto
I am soooo grateful to all things that I get to experience here in Japan, and to the people who go with me and help me.
This time special gratitude goes to Kubota Nao who works at Sakura House here in Tokyo. She is very customer service oriented person, and does an excellent job at Sakura House. If you ever come to Tokyo and need a place to stay, she and the Sakura House staff is highly recommended by me!
Kubota-san and I are now friends, and she was kind to come along and help translating the Shakuhachi presentation held by Daisuke Kaminaga, as well as having fun trying to make sounds in this very difficult instrument. It was an awesome evening indeed!
Heavens Dust: Taiko (Japanese drums) and Drums solo
Sometimes when something doesn’t go your way, it’s probably just an illusion,
or a pink spider from the sky telling you to re-direct your perception, and re-focus on what it is all about .
Let me tell you I have received an enormous amount of support (in response to previous
post) , and I want to celebrate this with drums!! ありがとうございました。
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Let’s continue the mission for all abroad to be able to hear Japanese music!
This is what I am all about the LOVE for MUSIC, and LOVE for JAPAN!
So let’s listen to some really great TAIKO (太鼓) and regulardrums together
The video above is Heavens Dust’s Okaji on drums and Ajo on Taiko
AMAZING!! and so cool More about Heavens Dust: http://www.heavensdust.net
This is some awesome percussion that goes straight to your heart ♡,
no matter what your passport say you are from… ha ha If you cannot beat them, beat the DRUMS!! LOL