Sunday 19 December 2021, 8pm
Yama Warashi is the vision of Yoshino Shigihara, a Japanese musician and artist whose past projects include cult favourites Zun Zun Egui (Bella Union), of which she was a co-founder. Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz and tribal African music, and heavily saturated in psychedelia, Yama Warashi’s songs are lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical; the band name translates from Yoshino's native tongue as “small childlike mountain spirit”. Having made herself at home in the thriving Bristol scene, in 2019 Yoshino moved to London, in search of new inspiration. She became a resident at the Total Refreshment Centre and a member of the Haha Sounds Collective Choir. Yama Warashi will perform as a four-piece.
Photo by Adam Isfendiyar
Make up by Crystabel Riley
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