Charity Concert “Dream of Arab”

– For the children of Iraq –

Let’s Enjoy Arabic Music for Charity!

JVC will help organize a charity concert to enjoy beautiful music with the Arabic musical instrument called “oud” meaning “Queen of Instruments.”

Please experience the exotic world of Arabic culture, which is full of mystery and fascination.

The concert proceeds are going to help support the activities of JVC in Iraq. Conflicts have been getting worse in Iraq because of differences in race and religion, which worst affect children. JVC regularly organizes workshops called “Peace Yard,” through which children can learn how to peacefully live together. Also, JVC workers can help treat their mental health problems. We would appreciate your support to build the future of all children in Iraq. Thank you for your cooperation.

DATENovember 18th 2018
TIME First performance 1:00-3:00 pm, Second performance 4:00-6:00 pm
(*After each performance, an after-party will be held.)
PLACEMaestrora Music Academy in Shinjuku
ADDRESSWako Gyoen Bldg B1, Shinjuku 1-1-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
ACCESS 3 min walk from Exit 2 of Shinjuku-gyoemmae station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
7 min walk from Yotsuya-sanchome station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
Yuji Tsunemi is one of the few oud players in Japan. He got to know about Arabic music when he was enrolled at a school of ethnic music. After that, he started learning how to play oud in Sudan and Tunisia. He has played in Tunisia, Cairo, Beirut, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Morocco. He is also involved in many international events and cultural exchanges through music. He holds lectures on the oud at the world music course of Senzoku Gakuen Collage of Music.

Taiko MATSUMOTO (Vocal)
Taiko Matsumto is an award winning jazz vocalist. While growing up, she often went to church and became interested in spiritual songs and started learning how to play the piano. She had started music activities as a singer songwriter and then studied under Kimiko Ito (a famous jazz vocalist). Around this time, she started professionally performing concerts as a Jazz vocalist. In 1986, she won the UCC newcomer Jazz vocal competition. In 1998, she started the group, “RabiSari”, with Yuji Tsunemi (oud) and Kei Wada (riq, Arabic tambourine). In addition, She is highly respected as a voice trainer and is currently working with actors and actresses for musicals/theater.
TICKET3,500yen (after-party fee included)
ORGANIZERMaestrora Music Academy in Shinjuku
COOPERATIONJapan International Volunteer Center (JVC)

For purchasing tickets, please contact us:
Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)

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