OKI ★ Live in Utrecht

OKI ★ Live in Utrecht

November 2022
Utrecht, Holland

A film by Vincent Moon

Produced by Lewis Robinson (Mais Um Discos) for Le Guess Who? music festival

Oki Kano, or OKI, is one of the few surviving players of the tonkori: a five-string harp, performed by the indigenous Japanese Ainu people. Kano revives and reinvents Ainu folklore, meshing it with international influences as varied as dub, Irish folk, throat singing, African drumming, and music from Central Asia. For this session, he is joined by Rekpo Kano (voice) and his son Manaw (voice, percussion).

Watch on youtube

Read an interview with Oki on The Quietus