★2019 Countdown Live!★
Kiyohiko SEMBA & Cargamos
[Kiyohiko SEMBA & Cargamos]
A percussion group led by Kiyohiko SEMBA. Made of 17-20 musicians playing a wide variety of percussive instruments, in addition to guest musicians providing other instruments, a truly unique live experience.
Kiyohiko SEMBA, Mikako Aoki, IZUMIR, Hideo Onishi, Suguru Orimoto, Shinya Kakishima, Kengo Gunji, Satoru Sawada, Daisuke Taga, Yusuke Taniguchi, Yoriaki Hase, Ryotaro Hamada, Kyoko Honma, Mieko Matsumoto, Hiroaki “Chang-woo” Murase, Masahiro Mochiduki, Takahiro Yamada (drums and percussion)
Bakabond Suzuki (bass), Kaori Takahashi (violin), Mitsuhide “Kogoro” Tatsumi (trumpet), Ma*To (keyboard), Hironari Ishikawa (guitar)
☆Kiyohiko SEMBA Profile:
The eldest son of Koyu Semba, Kiyohiko studied traditional Japanese drums (tsudzumi and taiko) from the age of 3. From 10, Kiyohiko began performing kabuki and continued his studying. In 1978 he joined “THE SQUARE”, and from 1982, formed the “HANIWA All Stars”. From 1998, he toured as the leader of “Asian Fantasy Orchestra”. In 2000, Kiyohiko created “SEMBA SONIC SPEAR” to continue live performances. He continues to produce and perform in sessions covering the fields of both western and Japanese music.