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Ahead of new album, master taiko drummer Joji Hirota talks about 40 years of live performances, huge foldable drums and what it takes to be a taiko drummer

‘Japanese Taiko’ is the new album by taiko legend, Joji Hirota and The London Taiko Drummers. It is a celebration of 40 years of world class drumming from Joji Hirota that has taken him from WOMAD to WOMEX and from Japan to England.

Khamoro, The Band that Brings A Little Sun to the World

Khamoro Budapest Band is a folklore band that plays authentic contemporary Hungarian gypsy music collected from all over the country. Besides collected music and covers, they write and compose their own original songs. Their virtuosic songs are accompanied with ‘voice bass’ and other colourful ornamentations in the accompanying voices and instruments.

New Album ‘Fertile Paradoxes’ by Amine & Hamza

‘Fertile Paradoxes’ is the new studio album from two Tunisian brothers, Amine & Hamza M'raihi. Both are masters of the oud and kanun respectively, the two major instruments of Arabic classical music. ‘Fertile Paradoxes’ is steeped in global rhythms spanning from their homeland in Tunisia to Switzerland where Amine and Hamza currently reside, tour and record.