Japan Matsuri Presents… Minyo Crusaders


Joining the dots between Cumbia, Ethiopian jazz, Afro funk and reggae, the Minyo Crusaders stitch traditional minyo songs with elements from all of these genres into an entirely unique sound. On a mission to return minyo to their roots as songs of the people, the band bring an entirely new edge to Japanese folk songs. As band leader Katsumi Tanaka says: “For Japanese people, min’yō is both the closest, and most distant, folk music”, and the sound we end up with when this band before is both familiar and distant at the same time – a performance not to be missed!

Streaming Saturday 26th, 12:34pm