Music From Japan Festival 2014
Songs of Okinawa
NYC (Feb 22-23) Washington, DC (Feb 26)
Yukito Ara: vocal and sanshin; Isamu Shimoji: vocal, guitar, sanshin and composition
Shinobu Matsuda: vocal and sanshin; Sunday Satoshi Nakasone: shima-daiko and chorus
Founded in 1975 by current Artistic Director Naoyuki Miura, Music From Japan continues to preside as the leading presenter of Japanese contemporary and traditional music in the United States and the world. After three decades of touring throughout North and South America, Central Asia and Japan, Music From Japan has presented approximately 400 works, including 83 world premieres and 72 commissions (for both Japanese and American composers). Over the course of 38 years, about 170 Japanese composers have been showcased, as well as many traditional Japanese pieces. Music From Japan was honored for its activities when the organization received the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation in July 2007. Mr. Miura was awarded the Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Award in December 2007, Sen Kayoko Award from the Soroptimist Japan Foundation in November 2010, and the Gen-On Special Award (given by the Japan Society of Contemporary Music) in 2012.
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|Music From Japan's activities are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.|