This is Tact Hirose’s artistic project.

Tokyo DownTown Rare groove!! A Japanese Kimono girl sings the song of around the world!!

K.P.M. 's main vocalist "Kiwi" works at “Kagura-zaka” .

the area was renowned for its numerous geisha houses She plays and sings some traditional Japanese music at society parties.(Now she is on maternity leave.)

She works putting on the "Kimono" and, an easy topknot does in the head.

Her customer doesn't notice that, in daytime she sing Forro of Brazil while striking the triangle and enjoy reggae music in the dance hall!!

She loves Japanese traditional pop music. But It was not a coincidence for her to meet other members whom love Western dance music such as HipHop, Dub,Jazz, Rock,Reggae, and Brazilian Forro.


K.P.M. a.k.a "Kiwi & the Papaya Mangoes" collected even the music of Asia and the Pacific Ocean Rim, and began to make new music.


We love every kind of groove around the world.

We perform all elements of the now and then ,east and west as one Japanese earthling Band.!

about Kiwi & the PapayaMangoes

KPM由女主唱大橋Kiwi和樂團The Papaya Mangoes組成,Kiwi的正職是一位日本傳統藝妓,每晚在東京著名的花街—神樂坂演唱傳統歌謠;Papaya Mangoes則是個dancehall band,在東京各地的club與live house演出以雷鬼、拉丁…為主的各種跳舞音樂。

從世界各地的民族音樂到最新的電子樂器,KPM使用了各種組合,拓展了日本dance music的可能性。他們在舞台上總有不同編制的呈現,小從3人組合,大至20人以上的管弦樂團都有!在Fuji Rock Festival甚至日本傳統祭典中都可以見到他們的蹤跡。

得一提的是,以身為「哈台樂團」聞名的KPM,在今年夏天即將發行的新專輯中,將會收錄一首台語歌〈台灣航路〉(feat.這位太太阿牧),這首歌在近年日本國內人數漸增的「哈台族」間也蔚為話題! 


中文blog  

http://kpmtw.blogspot.com

關於 奇異果木瓜,芒果樂團

こんな日本、見た事ない!4畳半で世界一周。東京発、下町レア・グルーヴ!!


音楽家etc.廣瀬拓音(ひろせたくと)主催の東京発・歌謡ダンスホール楽団。

神楽坂のお座敷で唄や三味線を披露する大橋キウイをフロントに、都内の様々な音楽シーンの第一線で活躍するメンバーが集結。城北・板橋を本拠地に、他に類を見ない日系地球人楽団として近年は海を越え国外各地に出張しつつマイペースに活躍中。今年はリスボンにてポルトガル史上初となる生演奏による盆踊り大会(市公式)を敢行。
また、国内外の映画/教育TV番組/CMなどにも廣瀬による楽曲提供多数。

ただいまキウイちゃん産休中につき、様々なアーティストをフロントに迎えた「誰かとパパイヤ、マンゴーズ」として、城北でクールなビートを密造中!

キウイパパイヤマンゴーズ とは

【past performance/主な出演実績】

La Mercè Festival・Festival Asia (Spain)/AZGO Festival (Mozambique)/MTN BushFire Festival (Swaziland)/ Casa da Musica(Portugal)/Japan Festa2013(Portugal)/Abrantes city Festival(Portugal)/Centro Cultural de Cascais (Portugal)Glatt und Verkehrt Festival(Austria)/Ulsan World Music Festival(South Korea)/草地音楽節(Taiwan)/

Sukiyaki Meets the World(Japan)/東北六魂祭り(宮城)/おわら風の盆後夜祭(富山)/Fuji Rock Festival(新潟)etc.

É certo e sabido que os japoneses têm uma adoração pela música brasileira. Os Kiwi & The Papaya Mangoes são mais uma dessas bandas que mistura a música tradicional japonesa com o forró do país tropical, o reggae.


Sediados na capital japonesa, os Kiwi & The Papaya Mangoes formaram-se em 2011 e são liderados pela artista e baixista Tact Hirose. A Vocalista Kiwi é a voz que comanda a viagem, que passa por rotas tão imprevistas como a música brasileira, o reggae, o hip-hop, o jazz ou o rock.


A banda apresenta uma sonoridade tão colorida quanto o nome do projecto indica. É uma lufada de ar fresco, mesmo para quem não aprecie o género de World Music, e sem dúvida que serve para diversificar o palato exigente de quem tem gosto por música japonesa e quer experimentar ou conhecer algo de diferente do

J-pop e J-rock.

Sobre nós Kiwi & the PapayaMangoes