(African Percussion Unit)
Formed in 2001 in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Percussion unit by Yuto Kimura, Norihiko Yamakita, Kenji Mita. A percussion unit that plays original percussion instruments, as well as traditional African and Cuban music, as well as original Japanese songs. The rhythm that makes you want to dance, which is a feature of African music, and the chorus work that makes extensive use of [call and response] (interaction) are wonderful. 2001 [Japan archipelago longitudinal tour] from Hokkaido to Amami Oshima.
In 2002, a tour in Hokkaido was conducted with the group [Janagur] who came to Japan from Zimbabwe.
2003 Participated in [Indigenous Music Festival] in Taiwan as a back member of Ainu Music OKI.
In 2004, he toured Australia and the United States with OKI. Since then, he has been working nationwide based in Hokkaido.
N’DANA (Norihiko Yamakita / MASATO) mixi
Sound studio, Tsuchinoue