Taiko/samba collaboration at the Japanese earthquake gig

We played at the Wings Of Hope fundraiser for the Japanese earthquake appeal on May 8th.

We arrived at a sunny Aotea Square to the sounds of Haere Mai Taiko Drummers and thought it would be a great idea to ask them if they wanted to play along with AK Samba.

They loved the idea and played along for our whole set of 5 tunes, which we all enjoyed. There were plenty of people watching and the collection buckets were rattling with cash.

This is the first time there has been a samba/taiko collaboration in New Zealand, and maybe the first time ever in the world.

See a video here.

Haere Mai Taiko and AKSamba

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