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CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

For one performance only, four exceptional musicians come together for a unique musical collaboration. They each bring their compositional language to a point of convergence from which new interpretations of songs emerge. Featuringfrom Japan:Shinya Fukumori – drums / composerfrom UK:BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar / composerIain Ballamy – saxophones / composerChris Montague – guitar / composer The programme […]

The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex presents ‘SERENADE’

The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex presents ‘SERENADE’

Date: Sat Oct 19th 2019, 7:00–8:30 pmVenue: Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HF Programme: 1st half:Suk – Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op.6 I. Andante con motoII. Allegro ma non troppo e graziosoIII. AdagioIV. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto INTERVAL (refreshments available) 2nd half:Dvorak – Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op.22. I. […]

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with Fabula Collective on a contemporary dance production presented at Sadler’s Wells this October. A mixed bill performance choreographed by James Pett, Travis Clausen-Knight, and Japanese contemporary dance artist Kahiko Narisawa, the project emphasises the collaboration between Japanese and British dancers, bridging the cultures of the two countries and facilitating a meeting of […]

K-Music Festival 2019

K-Music Festival 2019

K-Music is London’s festival of Korean music. Now in its sixth year, it gives the opportunity to catch major Korean musicians across our capital, stretching from traditional and pansori to rock, jazz and more. Our mission is to provide a platform for the rich and ever-developing sound of Korean music, which is genre-breaking, fusing ancient and […]

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert  James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project – presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures. […]

From the Dust of This Wretched Earth

From the Dust of This Wretched Earth

A collaboration between the Uchledre Centre and dance practitioner Melissa Prasut, this full-length dance production will combine traditional and non-traditional art approaches and involve a number of international artists, including butoh dancer Sayako Onishi and music mixer, Toshimaru Nakamura. Date: 26 September 2019Venue: Phipps Halls (Huddersfield)

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo. He has performed Rakugo at organisations such as Japan International Cooperation Agency, UNESCO Association, and United Nations University. The performance includes:What is Rakugo? (Eiraku)Miso Beans (Panda)Praising a Child (Koraku)Bamboo screen show (Nus & Nagami)Tenshiki (Ichirin)Otanoshimi (Eiraku) Date: 1 […]

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane‘s two-part project draws on her 10 years’ experience of living in Japan, exploring classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist. A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club