BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-// TZID:Europe/London X-WR-TIMEZONE:Europe/London BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20230823T193000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20230823T223000 DTSTAMP:20230516T182853Z URL: SUMMARY:OKI DESCRIPTION:Lost Property Arts Collective CIC present: OKI\n\nBar from 5:00 pm. Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm\n\nTickets £15 + b/f:\n \nOKI - Born on the Japanese island of Hokkaido in 1957\, OKI is a contemp orary of the likes of Haroumi Hosono and Midori Takada\, an explorative fo lk musician who blends indigenous Ainu folk music with international influ ences and who is without question the most influential living Ainu musicia n.\n\nOne of Japan’s most respected heritage artists he is the world’s leading player of the tonkori\, a fivestringed Ainu harp\, which is the p ulse of his music and the force that unifies the disparate sounds his musi c encompasses whether that’s reggae\, dub\, throat singing\, African gro oves or music from Central Asia.\n\nOn stage OKI is joined by his wife Rum iko Kano (vocals\, tonkori)\, son Manaw Kano (drums\, tonkori) + long-time collaborator Takashi Nakajo (bass) for a journey into Ainu music as ancie nt vocal chants move into intense mouth-harp acapellas and meditative solo tonkori pieces morph into psychedelic dub-heavy workouts.\n\nTheir 2022 t our saw them perform at LeGuessWho?\, Bongo Joe (Geneva) and a UK tour wit h three sold out shows at London’s Café Oto\, Glasgow’s Glad Café an d Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum\, as well as live sessions for Gilles Pete rson’s WWFM and two at Radio 3 for Late Junction and Music Planet\n\n--- ------------------------------\n\n“The tonkori is (OKI’s) anchor and h e comes at it with both a grounding in its history but also a rootless neo phyte innocence”.\n\n- The Wire\n\n“With OKI\, we see some of the last players of the indigenous Japanese Ainu five-stringed harp the tonkori\, where the family act together to celebrate.\n\ntheir common cultural ident ity”\n\n- Clash Magazine ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: 2023/05/Oki2023.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/London X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/London BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20230326T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:BST END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR