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Ajate is a Japanese musical artist who blends traditional African rhythms with contemporary sounds. The group, led by percussionist Jojo Hiroshige, features a unique array of instruments including the African thumb piano, the darbuka, and various wooden percussion instruments. Ajate's music has been described as energetic and highly danceable, with a strong emphasis on polyrhythms and improvisation. Their live performances include dynamic choreography and costumes that add to the vibrant atmosphere of their shows. Ajate has gained a dedicated following both in Japan and internationally, and their music continues to push the boundaries of traditional and contemporary African rhythms.

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