Native of Japan, having a well known jazz pianist, Hiroshi Ikeda as father, and professional classical singer as mother, Ms. Ikeda started piano at her age of 3, and violin at 4.
Out of Belo Horizonte in Southeast Brazil, guitarist Andre Vasconcelos has a very unique and intensely energetic style.
Santiago Sebastian “C-bass” Chiriboga is a Percussionist/Improviser/Composer/Educator in the NYC area. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has played/studied with many notable artists such as: Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Gilad Hekselman, Hal Crook, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Frank Foster, Bill Whelan, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph …
Racha Fora Sofar Sound NYC Debut! Hiro Honshuku – flute/EWI Rika Ikeda – violin Andre Vasconcelos – guitar Harvey Wirht – cajon
Racha S’Miles is a record so utterly fresh and viscerally exciting that it would not be shocking to find yourself holding your breath as the music whips past like a movable carnival. … Read More
Published Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 SUONO Home Page
Published Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Go to source: Racha Fora – Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles Racha Fora is a merging of culture, Japanese improvisation with Brazilian rhythms. Those cultures dig into the database with Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles (2015), a celebration of the music of Miles Davis.
Published Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 Go to source: by George W. Harris • January 14, 2016 Racha Fora is the name of a quartet lead by Hiroaki Honshuku/fl-ewi, forming a core team with Mauricio Andrade/g, Rika Ikeda/v and Rafael Russi/b and along with guests Benhur Oliveira/perc and Dave Liebman/ss the whole band delivers a …
Published Date: Sunday, January 3, 2016 Go to source: This Live / This Concert 2015 Racha Fora, CD Release Japan Tour 2015 9/13/2015, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo “Melody Line” Text by Kenny Inaoka
Published Date: Friday, December 11, 2015 Rahca S’Miles was selected for Best 10 by Hiroko Otsuka, Jazz Perspective Magazine Miles Davis repertoires have been done by so many in the past. This one is a different approach took by an uprising band, consists with Japanese front section and Brazilian rhythm section. We have heard pop …