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Kakehashi Tohoku Charity Event

Kakehashi Tohoku Charity Event

A night of modern, contemporary and traditional Japanese music, art and creativity dedicated to the people effected by the March 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan. Kakehashi is collective of Brisbane based musicians,artists and the like that aim to create a bridge of compassion between Brisbane and Tohoku.

Despite the lack of media attention both in Japan and abroad, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Even though it’s been almost 3 years since the tragic event many people are still living in temporary housing and have lost hope. One of the greatest concerns is the younger generation as they are at such an influential age. All profits raised from the event will go to the International PreSchool Pinocchio in Ishinomaki. This preschool is located in one of the worst effected areas. The money donated will go to the purchase of Japanese taiko drums that will be used to help the children move toward a more positive frame of mind while helping to build relationships and inspire others.

Line up: Kurilpa String Quartet (QLD symphony), Nozomi Omote (QLD symphony) marimba, Bashow Kanagawa (Taiko drummer from Nara, Japan), Takako Nishibori (Koto), Phill Wilson (composer and guitarist), Hik Sugimoto (Drummer) and Toko-ton (Brisbane based Taiko group). Foyer: Japanese Artist/Printmaker sensation, Kay Watanabe, Japanese pop band and HULA – Brisbane Japanese Hula Girls. There will also be food, snacks and drinks available to purchase on the night from GenkiMart and Japanese bakery at the bar.

Foyer entertainment starts at 6pm, main concert starts at 7pm.


Event Snapshot

Dates: Saturday 8 March
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 3 hrs
Tickets: Full $20 Conc & BEMAC Members $12
Address: 102 Main St Kangaroo Point
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