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A World in London 215 - Yamato Drummers of Japan Thu, 2017-03-16 18:13

The sensational Yamato Drummers of Japan dropped into this A World in London! Formed by Masa Ogawa in 1993 this amazing company have clocked up over 3,500 performances in 53 countries! Masa speaks about the rigorous physical training required to create their high energy performances, and the importance of Taiko drums as ‘the Voice of God’ & ‘the sound of Japan’. ‘Performing gives us life’, he says, which is surely a good thing, given their nightly shows Tues – Fri, plus matinees at the weekend! Catch the mighty Yamato Drummers on tour across the UK now, and at Holborn’s Peacock Theatre till March 25th!

Also on this AWIL fresh new global CDs from Cape Verde, Belgium’s Mandolin Man, and Cuba’s Vocal Sampling!


Joji Hirota Suisei Japan

Les Amazones d’Afrique Mansa Soyari West Africa

Raga Garage + Jyotsna Srikanth Thillana India/UK

Grupo Lokito Melody DR Congo/Cuba/UK

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Ay Sarwey Naz Neney Mun Pakistan

Yamato Ittetsu Japan

‘ ‘ Gokujyoh ‘ ‘

‘ ‘ Rakuda ‘ ‘

Nhu De Ped Bia Nos Criola Cape Verde

Vocal Sampling El Lunes Que Viene Empiezo Cuba

Mandolinman Polka Charleston Nederokkerzeel Belgium

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Mar 14 – 24 Yamato Drummers @ Peacock Theatre, Mar 17 Tell Tale Tusk @ Jamboree, Mar 17 OMAR & Courtney Pine @ Barbican, Mar 17 She’Koyokh @ Kings Place, Mar 19 Rebetiko Carnival @ Forge, Mar 23 Raka @ Magic Garden, Mar 24 Djanan Turan’s Hura Nights @ The Library Club, Mar 24 Nilufer Yanya & Kaia @ SOAS Bar, Mar 25 KuchKuchBollywoodNights @ The Alice, Mar 27 Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali @ Barbican, Mar 29 Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas & Eduardo Martin @ St. Peter’s Church SW1 …more at

15/3/17 AWIL 215 #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud:

A World In London – in its ELEVENTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio: and AWIL/CC at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays. Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon This week Alba Cabral’s Let Drum Beat at Resonance. Next week OMAR at Resonance and infinite global music at SOAS Radio. Twitter:@djritu1 @aworldinlondon