Musicians, songwriters and arrangers, MARI and
have joined together to form TAMTAM.
TAMTAM's music is characterized by crossover
based on pop music.
They incorporate traditional percussion
instruments from around the world into their songs including the
haunting sounds of Japanese
Shinto Shrine bells, African drums.
TAMTAM's aim lies in crossing all borders -- in
people to a new spiritual level.
Between 1994 and 1998, TAMTAM released six CDs
BMG Victor Japan lnc. and one CD with Nippon Columbia Inc. In
during that time, they gave concerts and performed
live both on television and radio.
TAMTAM writes and records music for SONY's
entertainment project (Play Station
games), TV commercials, video and theater and
artist supports (Live stage, Recording).
In addition to working in TAMTAM,
MARI works for the successful International World
Project for children.
TAKA arranges music and produces CDs for Japanese
||MARI (Vocal, Percussion,
MARI spent part of her childhood in
New York and Los Angeles. Back in Japan, she
attended Tokyo University of Music
& Fine Arts, majoring in percussion ( marimba,
timpany, African drums,
1988-1990 : MARI worked on a number
projects, performing on stage, shrines,
temples and other venues. During
this time she was active in songwriting
others' CDs as well, and
performed on-and-off stage
with a number of musicians.
1984-1987 : MARI was vocalist and
played percussion with the psychedelic ethnic
rock band "Seven Gods Bringing
They recorded their first album at
the Power Station studio in New
1982-1998 : As well as her stage and
studio work, MARI acted in live theater and on
television. She hosted
shows and television music programs.
||TAKA (Guitar, Programming,
Having been influenced by American
rock music, he began playing the guitar at age 12.
In his high school days, he formed
band and started writing songs
professionally for musical theater
1993-present: TAKA arranges music,
produces CDs for Japanese pop artists and is
active in playing the guitar
on the recording of their CDs.
1990-1993: He studied producing and
recording CDs and performance under first-rate
musicians and producers in Japan.
1987-1989: He majored in the guitar
and learned music theory and arrangement at a
well- known school of music