BARAKA was formed in 1997.
The band has played more than 150 gigs in Japan and has also performed in London,Bangkok, and New York, receiving great reviews everywhere.
They also performed at the 8th North By Northeast Music Festival in Toronto in June 2002 -the first Japanese band on the festival bill.
Their unique performance and remarkable concept album were highly praised in Canadian newspapers and TV.
BARAKA's music style is not just a simple"progressive rock"; it is "true rock".
Their original music is influenced not only by 70's rock musicians such as Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and
Jimi Hendrix but also by Jazz and Classical Music. With their professional technique and energetic performances,they are ranked high in Japan as competent and original musicians.
BARAKA believe that "heart and soul" is a musician's most important virtue,ever sending messages to people all over the world.