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A jazz journey from ancestral Africa to NYC, steeped in deep grooves with shades of Funk, Pop, Reggae, Bulgarian, and Enka music.
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    Listening Party Invitation

    This is your ticket to the exclusive listening party that will be held online on Jan. 19, 2019. Tao will be broadcast live from our home in Sunnyside, Queens, and you will be among the very first lucky few to hear it. You'll also be able to rate the tunes to help us pick our lead single!

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    Digital Download

    A digital download of the record in high quality audio format.

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    Sheet Music

    Fancy to play along? Get the sheet music in PDF format (conscientiously prepared using professional music notation software) for all 9 tunes on the album and make the listening experience a true jam!

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    Signed CD

    Hot off the presses! Get your early signed copy of AfuriKo's new CD "Tao".

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    Kickstarter Digital Package

    Want to listen to the CD in your car AND enjoy high quality audio on your favorite electronic device AND know what's going on in bar 59 of track 3? Then the Kickstarter Digital Package is for you!

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    Tao Poster

    A superb poster featuring the original Tao artwork by Margaux Couet and a haiku crafted by AfuriKo.

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    Instructional Rhythm Video

    Maybe you're interested in West African grooves and rhythms, or drums and percussion in general? With this reward, an awesome video of Akiko demonstrating some of the traditional rhythms she used for the album, how they were applied to her unique percussion set, and, in some cases, modified to suit the tune, will be sent directly to your inbox!

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    Jazz/Piano Lesson with Jim

    A live jazz lesson (2 hours) online with Jim, open to all instrumentalists/vocalists: work on an AfuriKo tune you love or your favorite standard! The lesson will be scheduled at your convenience anytime between Nov. 12, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019.

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    Rhythm/Percussion Lesson with Akiko

    A live rhythm lesson (2 hours) online with Akiko, open to all instrumentalists/vocalists: work on an AfuriKo tune you love or your favorite groove! The lesson will be scheduled at your convenience anytime between Nov. 12, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019.

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    Online Lesson Combo

    A perfect reward to get to know AfuriKo more personally and delve deeper into fascinating music topics. You will get the Instructional Rhythm Video + two Rhythm/Jazz lessons (2 hours each) with Akiko and/or Jim. Combine them the way you want to get the most out of the experience! The lessons will be scheduled at your convenience anytime between Nov. 12, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019.

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    Solo Piano Concert

    A unique, private solo piano concert in the comfort of your home! Invite some friends over and enjoy an evening of standards and original jazz music by AfuriKo's keyboardist Jim Funnell.

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    West African Dance Workshop

    Find your own expression through movement and let yourself go with this high energy dance workshop led and accompanied by Akiko on live percussion. Open to all including beginners!

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    AfuriKo Workshop

    An exhaustive African infused jazz workshop around the music of Tao, co-led by Akiko Horii and Jim Funnell. Open to all instrumentalists/vocalists.

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    AfuriKo "Tao" Concert

    The full band (Akiko Horii on percussion and Jim Funnell on piano/keyboards) presenting the music from Tao live at your place! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity :-D

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    "Tao" Concert & Workshop by AfuriKo

    A truly interactive and multifaceted approach to the music on Tao (and a serious hang with Jim and Akiko!!), this ultimate reward includes both the AfuriKo Workshop (or the West African Dance Workshop depending on your preference) AND a full length AfuriKo Concert :-D

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