University of Westminster Set for Evening of Live Japanese Music
2 April, 2012 Leave a comment
THE UNIVERSITY OF Westminster‘s historic Fyvie Hall will play host to ‘An Evening of Live Japanese Music‘ on Wednesday 18 April 2012. The event, starting at 6pm, includes four live acts which range from enka and J-pop, to anime song and video game covers. Tickets are on sale now priced at £5, or £3 for London students. Students from University of Westminster and SOAS get free entry as long as valid ID is presented upon request. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cannot be purchased on the door.
The line-up and their setlists have been partially announced;
One of the highest ranking shamisen players in the UK, Hibiki Ichikawa, will play a collection of famous shamisen songs, including ‘Tsugaru Jongara Bushi‘, a shamisen song connected to the Tsuguru-jamisen style of playing which originated in the Aomori prefecture of north Japan.
J-pop singer Naomi Suzuki, who is currently experiencing chart success in America and organised and performed at our charity show Japan: We’ve Not Forgotten You last year, will be performing a number of her songs, including her charity single ‘Mother‘.
Violinist Masa-kun will also be playing a selection of songs from anime, video games and popular culture, including songs from Studio Ghibli, Final Fantasy, Sailormoon, Dragonball, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hikaru Utada, X-Japan, Mario, Tetris and many more.
We’ll leave you with Masa-kun’s take on Hysteria by Muse: