ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY | music

ASACHANG

Asa Chang & Junray is the band of the Japanese percussionist Asa Chang, who was the founder and original bandmaster of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. After leaving that group in 1993, he formed Asa Chang & Junray in 1998 with programmer and guitarist Hidehiko Urayama. They were joined in 2000 by tabla player U-zhaan. Live, the group use a portable sound system called ‘Jun-Ray Tronics’, hence the name – although the word ‘junray’ also means ‘pilgrimage’.