Top UK-based Japanese musicians are collaborating to offer traditional Japanese music with modern pop songs. This free charitable event is in memory of the Earthquake that devastated Japan in 2011.

The event takes place on Monday, 14th March at the Islington Assembly Hall and will be presented by Naomi Suzuki with:

Joji Hirota Shakuhachi.Taiko,
Diana Yukawa Violin,
Hibiki Ichikawa Shamisen,
Thames Daiko,
Children from Fukushima Japan Nihonbuyo,
Piano: Kyosuke Tokunaga, Drums: Winston Clifford, Guitar: Luca Boscagin.

Children from the disaster area are coming to participate in the concert to show their gratitude and the concert will be streamed worldwide here. A thank you video message from people in the affected area will also be shown. Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start, where you’ll also find free Sake tasting on offer and receive a free gift from Fukushima, thanking you for your support.

Naomi explains a little more about the project:

“The driving principles of the “Unity Bridge Project” are remembering those affected and gratitude for the support given. We are building a bridge of friendship between the givers and the receivers and aiming to make a bridge of hearts. We want to send a message to people in the affected areas; “We’ve never forgotten you.” This year we are doing the memorial concert in a bigger venue as a fifth anniversary is a very important milestone for Japanese people.”

The concert is supported by Japan Embassy, Japan Association in the UK and The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the United Kingdom.

Please show your support for such a great cause and share this event on your social media.