Welcome to Racha Fora Official Site

“Racha Fora” is a Southern Brazilian slang to describe “Branching Out”. As following Miles Davis’ steps, we branch out of jazz by mixing native Brazilian grooves such as Baião, Afoxé, Xote, Frevo, as well as Samba and Choro with hard core jazz improvisation.



“Honshuku’s third outing with this ensemble gives you the jolt you had when discovering the world sides of McLaughlin and Zappa, among others, but the jolt you feel is all his own.”

Midwest Record

“The continuously driving cajon and percussion produces varieties of Brazilian rhythms. When the guitar that reminds Miles’ Agharta era faces the Honshuku’s and Ikeda’s front line, a surreal sound image is produced and gives a totally new sound to the familiar standard songs.”

Takashi Tannaka, Intoxicate Magazine

“Racha Fora is an intriguing fusion jazz quartet…Ikeda’s emotive solos on the Honshuku-penned “Chicken Don” and “Door 8″ are a highlight…”

Yoshi Kato, DownBeat Magazine

“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.”

Raul da Gama, World Music Report

“An innovative take on Miles! Love it!”

2015.11.16 James Nadal, All About Jazz

“This tribute to Miles Davis is quite delightful.”

2015.10.15 Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here

“A nu cut road on a well worn path, this set is a winner throughout”

2015.10.12 Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Much of the time you don’t even care that it’s a song from Davis as the arrangements are so strong in themselves.”

2016.01.16 George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“Hiro Honshuku is a man of many parts — virtuoso flutist, imaginative composer, capable visual artist and gifted teacher.”

George Russell, Composer, Lydian Chromatic Concept Founder (from Here We Go CD liner notes)


Racha Fora is

Hiro Honshuku — flute, EWI, composition and arranging
Rika Ikeda — violin
Andre Vasconcelos — guitar
Sebastian “Cbass” Chiriboga — cajon




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