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Mayumi "Vurzu" Shara with MaDeTo

(Taiko Drums)


MADETO is a three-piece band featuring traditional Japanese Wadaiko drumming, synthesizer/keyboardist, and a contrabass (upright) bass.  The music of MADETO blends Mayumi's original compositions with overtones of traditional Japanese folk music, using instruments such as Koto, Shamisen, and Shakuhachi both ancient and electronically futuristic.  Mayumi is heard on occasional vocals in both Japanese and English.  MADETO's unique sound incorporates elements of European classical compositions, American contemporary modern jazz, and a distinctly New Orleans groove.