オープニングレセプション / Opening reception
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Special event during exhibition “Redesigning Relationships Between YOU and Yourself to Your Society”
The EDAYA JOURNEY Vol. 1 exhibition with its theme “Soul of Kalinga Music” was carried out last March 2013 where we introduced the reality of the vanishing art of Kalinga bamboo musical instruments retold by photos and videos gathered during the field research. For this next exhibit, a second edition of the EDAYA JOURNEY, we would like to bring you together to an experience of the deeper Kalinga, particularly the people’s way of thinking and how they live their lives, with the hope that it will serve as a motivation for you and your relationship to your society.
In Japan yearly, 30,000 people are dying a lonely death after being subjected to social isolation. We don’t think however that something like this is happening, or even close to, in societies like Kalinga. By knowing about the Kalinga stories, I hope to bring inspiration as well as pose a challenge to each and every one of us.
The following would be the information for our reception party during the exhibition:
The opening remarks would be coming from the EDAYA JOURNEY Committee. For this exhibit, we have invited two EDAYA staffs from the Philippines including Wryneth who is coming to Japan for the first time. This will shortly be followed by the special jazz performance showcasing the jazz singer CHARITO who has been a going her own way to contribute to the nurturing of the Japan-Philippine relationship through music. It was our pleasure to be able to continue our relationship with her after being a part of her “Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival” event. This is going to be a one night special jazz episode which she will share with EDAYA’s own musician and craftman, Mr. Edgar Banasan.
An exceptional dinner would then be catered by a young but equally great chef Mr. Taiga Takata who has been a favourite in providing dinners during events like TEDxTOKYO. We hope a Japanese-Filipino fusion dinner would please you.
Please share and enjoy this special night with us.
CHARITO/ Jazz Singer
One of the most prominent jazz vocalists in Japan, Charito has achieved global recognition with her voice, expression, and musical artistry. Her albums "Non Stop to Brazil" (2004) and "Nica's Dream" (2006) featured acclaimed works with Ivan Lins and the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, respectively. Both albums have been awarded the grand prize in the Vocal category of the Jazz Disc Awards as hosted by the prestigious Japanese Jazz magazine Swing Journal. She also released the albums "Watch What Happens" (2008) in special collaboration with French movie maestro Michel Legrand and "Heal The World - Charito sings Michael Jackson" 2010, a collaboration with producer Harvey Mason. Her CD "Affair To Remember", a collection of timeless love ballads, was released last December 12, 2012. Aside from her professional and successful music career, Charito acts as the founder of nonprofit group, Because We Care, that is dedicated in spearheading and supporting various charity works focused on creating a better future for children in need in both Japan the Philippines. In 2012, she founded the Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) – the biggest assembly of Japanese and Filipino jazz artists to celebrate 80 years of music and cultural connections. For website, click: http://www.charito.com/
HIYOYUKI NAGATSUKA/ Wood bassist
Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1964. Started playing base guitar from high school days and he learned from Jazz Basist Mr. Yoshio Suzuki during university time. After university, he started his career as professional musician. Now playing at Live music place at Yokohama and Tokyo.
KOSHIRO IWATANI/ Guitarist
EDGAR BANASAN/ Kalinga master of traditional bamboo musical instruments maker and player
A native of Kalinga who is born in Balinciagao, Kalinga in the Northern part of the Philipines in 1971. He specializes in bamboo which is a traditional material among the Kalingas. He is a craftsman and a musician who is exceptionally good in making traditional bamboo musical instruments. In 1993, he passed an audition for Ramon Ubusan Folkloric Group and went to Europe for a concert tour. He played in France, Germany, Belgium among others. He was also a back-up musician for Grace Nono’s concert and album in 1998. He also produced two CDs titled “Ode to Mother Earth” and “Fogga”. He started actively working as a founder of EDAYA from 2010.
TIMELINE for event:
【Date】May 31, Sunday Open at 16:30 Event time 17:00～20:00
【Place】Roppongi Stripe’s Space
【Tickets】 Tickets (early reservation) ：4500yen (inclusive of food & 2drinks)
※Register through this page. http://edayajourney2-1.peatix.com/view
Tickets will also be sold on the event day: 5000yen (cash basis only) (inclusive of food & 2drinks)
【Register at:】 http://edayajourney2-1.peatix.com/view
16:30 Open House
17:00 Start of Event
17:00-17:30 Opening remarks
17:30-18:30 Music hour
【Collaborator】Tokyo-Manila Jazz&Arts Festival
This festival, in coordination with The Philippine Embassy in Japan and Because We Care group, focuses on the cultural exchange and artistic communication between Japan and the Philippines which is aimed towards the cultivation of young talented artists who will be given the opportunity to take part in the mainstream performances with professional musicians and artists. A big part of our goal is to create music scholarship funds, providing equipment and educational support. The program showcases an international camaraderie along with raising the promotion of musicality. In particular, jazz as the focused genre. We will be inviting artists and musicians from the Philippines, US and all over Japan to gather and perform on the same Tokyo stage.