Yama Warashi is formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara with eclectic band members. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori(盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power staion and broken O.
Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains.
18th LONDON UK – EnjoySugoi Festival @ Scala
21st CARDIFF UK – Gwdihw
23rd BURSTON UK – The Burston Crown
24th COVENTRY UK – The Tin Music and Arts
30th PARIS FR – Le Zorba
1st GENEVA CH – Festival Face Z
5th BRISTOL UK – The Old Malt House
8th BIRMINGHAM UK – Centrala
12th MANCHESTER UK – The Klondyke
13th GLASGOW UK – The Glad Café
15th NEWCASTLE UK – The Cluny 2
16th STOCKTON UK – The Waiting Room