The Miho & Diego Duo has been boldly blending Latino, Japanese, African and American musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy came together after years of admiring each other's work and discovering that their sounds could be combined to make something genuinely new and unique. Fittingly, the title of their debut CD, 'Quenarimba', combines the names of their primary instruments, the quena, a traditional Andean flute, and the marimba. 'Quenarimba' showcases their distinctive combination of warm, natural wood sounds and takes the listener on a musical trip from Japan to South America. Playing a brand of music that is truly their own and not easily categorized, the Duo's repertoire covers an amazingly wide range of styles with an innovative approach. They play from an extensive catalog of Andean, traditional South American folk, Brazilian, Japanese, jazz and Latin jazz compositions, as well as original compositions. The Duo has been invited to perform at festivals and venues all over Washington and California. Their upcoming tour of Japan in 2007 promises to be a momentous homecoming for Miho and a career-changing experience for the Duo. The Miho & Diego Duo greatly respects the elders who gave them their music and they strive to take their music to the next step, to make it their own. Miho & Diego Duo is a recipient of the King County 4Culture Special Program Grant 2007.
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