Zashiki Warashi Taiko & Flute Duo

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The Zashiki Warashi Drum and Flute Duo is Akinori Fujimoto (drums and taiko, Japan) and Mikey Kirkpatrick (flutes and voice, UK). They been collaborating as a duo since they met at Goldsmiths College in 2004, since when they have composed, performed and toured their music that merges multiple time signatures with beautiful and moving melodies, creating a unique and transportative performance that can be both mesmerising and mind-blowing. Drum and Flute is an ancient pairing of instruments. Its roots lie in marching bands, Mississipi Blues, Japanese Shakuhachi and Taiko, many folk musics from across the planet and more recently Jazz and Hip-Hop.