Kokiriko-Bushi (Japal Live)
From Japal's gig at Khoudir-Oud on the 9th of November, 2019
Shingo Masuda / Qanun
Noriko Okamoto / Contrabass
Romeo Natur / Darbuka, Riq & Cajon
Kokiriko-Bushi (traditional Japanese folk song from Toyama prefecture)
Arranged by Shingo Masuda
The members of "Japal" are Shingo Masuda (qanun, from Japan), Noriko Okamoto (contrabass, from Japan) and Romeo Natur (percussion, from Germany/Palestine).
They met in Berlin and established as a band in the end of 2018.
Romeo has already performed with Shingo and Noriko in separate groups before 2018.
Romeo and Shingo have performed together for a few oriental musical groups, for example they played with a Syrian singer "Lubana Al Quntar" from USA for Arab Song Jam.
Romeo and Noriko have also performed together for another group.
And then he called them out to establish a new band.
They have different musical background each one, for example Arabic music, Japanese music, classical music, Latin music, Turkish music and jazz etc.
They are making their music by incorporating those elements.
winner of the creole contest 2019 at Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin.