Category Archives: live

Word Out Sunside gig announced on Le jars jase jazz

Word Out’s upcoming gig at Sunside in Paris is announced on Guillaume’s Lagrée’s blog Le jars jase jazz, in his selection of concerts for the month of September. Check out the full article here with details about who else is playing this month.

Le prochain concert de Word Out au Sunside à Paris est annoncé sur Le jars jase jazz, le blog de Guillaume Lagrée, dans sa sélection de concerts pour le mois de septembre. Découvrez l’article ici dans son intégralité.

“Farewell, New York!” AfuriKo livestreams from Sunnyside, Queens

New York City has been good to Akiko and I. We’ve certainly lived through a lot over these past four years. And now it’s time to move on. This month, AfuriKo moved to Reykjavik, Iceland!

To say goodbye to America, kick off the year, and celebrate the beginning of this new chapter, we played two sets from our home in Sunnyside on January 2, 2021 at 3PM and 8PM EST. If you missed them, you can replay them on YouTube. Just click on the videos below!

Program (both sets):
🎵 In B Town (AfuriKo) – inspired by Bamaya, a traditional Dagomba rhythm from northern Ghana
🎵 Up in the Air (AfuriKo) – inspired by Agahu, a traditional Ewe rhythm from Ketonu in Benin
🎵 Bulgarian Traditional (unknown composer and title, arr. by AfuriKo)
🎵 Kotedjuga (AfuriKo)
🎵 Kassai (Ou Yoshida, Taiji Nakamura, arr. by AfuriKo) – solo section set to Kassa Soro, a traditional Malinke rhythm from Eastern Guinea

AfuriKo livestream from Sunnyside / July 1, 3PM

Winter Rhythms – AfuriKo feat. Chloe Seunghyen Kim @ Soapbox Gallery / Dec. 1, 3PM

Jim Funnell’s Word Out @ Club Bonafide / Oct. 10, 8PM

Benji & Rita and AfuriKo @ The DiMenna Center for Classical Music / Oct. 5, 8PM

AfuriKo feat. Corey Wallace @ Tomi Jazz / Sept. 26, 10PM

Jim Funnell’s Word Out @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 / July 3, 7PM