What might have been a single-concert musical experiment has turned out to be one of the most daring musical projects to come out of Québec in the past few years. TEKE::TEKE, a multi-ethnic, Japanese-speaking, genre-busting band, mixing psychedelic jams, punk riffs, traditional Japanese melodies, and pop experimentation, saw their efforts – and their album Shirushi – rewarded with a first honour at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ, on Nov. 2, 2022.

We met them as they were leaving the stage to discuss the reception they’ve received from Québec audiences since their very beginnings, which gave them the impetus to tour internationally.

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