Overcoming the Disaster: Gratitude from Japan to the World

Next month (March 2012), Ondekoza will be touring through Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, as an appreciation tour for all of the international aid that has been provided to Japan since the earthquake one year ago.
Concerts are free admission, and feature artists from the Tohoku region, as well as an entire ensemble of various Japanese musicians.

Here are all the finer details:

Great East Japan Earthquake Commemoration Free Concert

Featuring: Tohoku Folk Performance Group, Ondekoza and Musicians

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami inspired shock and horror among all who saw the unbelievable footage of the disaster. But people all over the world sprung into action immediately, establishing emergency funds, sending relief supplies, and even going to Japan themselves to lend a hand wherever it was needed. The gratitude of the Japanese people for these acts of kindness is immense. With this concert tour, featuring some of Japan’s top performers in several musical genres, the people of Japan hope to be able to express some of their appreciation for the care and assistance of so many people around the globe, to show that the nation is recovering, and that the affected region is rediscovering joy after so much destruction. The tour will take the performers to Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongchin, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong and features some of the best musical artists from the region most greatly impacted by the disaster.

Concerts are Free Admission. Schedule information and links for ticket requests can be found below:


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