An African musical instrument / thumb piano and South Kyushu plate shamisen / Gottan performer. He majored in Swahili at university, and while he was practicing music in various parts of Africa, he opened up a unique world by electrifying traditional instruments independently. The activities were also introduced in French AFP and English BBC. He also worked on making music with local musical instruments Gottan and Kagoshima dialect. Last year, he performed with his band, Quattro Minimal, in nine locations in the Americas, including New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. In charge of theme songs for NHK “Delusional Japanese Cuisine” and MBC “Tegetegue”.
● At Osaka University of Foreign Studies (currently Osaka University), majored in African regional culture and Swahili, and studied Tanzania thumb piano performance and tone. He studied Rimba in the late Fukuwe Zawose, who served as the principal performer of the Tanzanian National Dance Company, and Mbira in Zimbabwe's Garikai Tiricorti.
Even after graduation, he continued fieldwork related to thumb pianos, such as Electric Rikenbe (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Kalimba (Malawi), Rukeme (Uganda), and Cancobella (Zambia).
● Overseas tour
2008, Tanzania (SAUTI ZA BUSARA) performance
2009 Korea (JARASM JAZZ FES) performance
2010 performance in Korea
2011, South Korea, South Africa, Swaziland Zimbabwe, Tanzania (SAUTI ZA BUSARA) performances
2012, Austria, Korea, South Africa, Swaziland (BUSH FIRE), Mozambique (AZGO), Zimbabwe
2013, South Africa, Zimbabwe (HIFA), Mozambique
2014 Mexico Tour (as a member of Quattro Minimal)
2015, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda performance (duo with Machume Xango)
2016 USA, Mexico, Argentina tour (as a member of Quattro Minimal)
Sakiki Mango “Limba Train” (2006)
Sakaki Mango & Rimba Train Sound System “Rimba Rock” (2008)
Sakaki Mango & Rimba Train Sound System "Oi! Rimba" (2011)
Sakaki Mango & Banyan Ensemble "Limba Marimba Live at Musabi" (2011)
Sakaki Mango "Karaimo Rimba" (2013)
Sukiyaki All Stars (participating band) “Live in Tokyo” (2015)
Quattro Minimal (participating band) “La Cora del Dragon” (2015)
● Book: "Thumb Piano Dojo!-Small African musical instruments" (Yamaha Music Media)
● Regular radio programs:
NHK WORLD “MARIMBA YA KIJAPANI”
* Swahili shortwave radio for the East African region.
Listening is possible on TBC FM in Tanzania and on the Internet in Japan.