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.