Exotic Sin, are Naima Karlsson and Kenichi Isawa, a collaborative duo combining improvisation with composition and repetition. The project began with, and continues to take roots from, the music and instruments in the Cherry family household - not to emulate, but to put into practice the teachings and spirit of the art and music as a living thread - in addition to Naima and Kenichi's own musical interests.
Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician from London. Her practice includes photography, drawing, assemblage, text and music composition. She is a granddaughter of Moki and Don Cherry, and an archivist and coordinator for the Estate.
Kenichi Iwasa is an artist and musician from Japan, based in London since 1997. Improvisation and collaboration are paramount in his approach. He conducts musical and visual platforms for international and local artists on a regular basis