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Minyo Crusaders

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Experience the sensational 10-piece band - a crusade showcasing cumbia, Ethiopian jazz, Thai pop, Afrofunk and reggae.

Founder of Minyo Crusaders, Katsumi Tanaka, was inspired to delve into his inner self after a devastating earthquake in Tohoku in 2011. Tanaka became interested in the little-known Japanese folk music "min yo" and envisioned it reimagined as dance music and global pop music.

This was the beginning of the band that, according to The Times, "sounds like nothing else on your Spotify list", reworking the historical Japanese songs with Latin, African, Caribbean and Asian rhythms in their music.

Line up:
Ichiro Tsukamoto - vocals
Kayoko Yuasa - trombone
Koichiro Osawa - saxophone
Katsumi Tanaka - guitar
Moeko Hayashi - keyboards
Keitaro Kanamine - bass
Mutsumi Kobayashi - bongo
Hiroshi Enami - conga
Sonoo Ide - timbales

Last Updated: 03/26/2024

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