Ancient Tonkori mastery and revivalism
The times for the night are:
Doors open – 8pm
Systa BB – 8.30pm
Oki Ainu Dub Band – 9.30pm
Systa BB – 11pm
Followed by Rubix Warehouse DJs from 11.30pm until 3am.
Please be advised that the performance is Standing Room Only with very limited seating provided. There is no access to the venue prior to 8pm.
Featuring Tonkori, the traditional stringed instrument of the Karafuto Ainu, with drums, bass, keyboard and heavy dub sounds, the Oki Ainu Dub Band fuses Reggae, African and Electronica with Ainu folk melodies – a style and sound that has won praise around the world.
When Oki Ainu was presented with his first Tonkori there were practically no traditional players although the instrument was regularly displayed in museums. Oki devoted himself to Tonkori and soon began making his own. In 1996 he released his first album and shortly after established Chikar Studio, which promotes the music of Ainu artists to the world.
Systa BB who – for 22 years – has broadcasted, written, and DJed music that binds us will open the night with selections that light up the dance floor.