Ayumi Tanaka
Pianist // Composer

Nakama

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Agnes Hvizdalek – voice

Adrian Løseth Waade - violin

Ayumi Tanaka - piano

Andreas Wildhagen - drums

Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass

 

Nakama is a five-piece band led by Norwegian bass player Christian Meaas Svendsen. The group was founded in 2015 and has already released four uncompromising albums on their own label Nakama Records. The music draws influences from modern contemporary art music and various kinds of traditional music from around the world. Amidst concepts and written structures the players are left with plenty of room for individual expression, and the unorthodox line-up has given Nakama a sound of their own. It is a beautiful mash-up pf lyricism, prose and nonfiction written in an incomprehensible yet accessible language.