JapanNYC

15 Mar

Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA is currently having a festival of Japanese arts and culture that they call “JapanNYC” from 2011 March 14th until 2011 April 9th.

Some may feel that they should have canceled the event after the earthquake struck the Sendai area of Japan on 2011 March 11th…but Carnegie Hall decided to continue with the planned Japan festival in honor of the earthquake victims:

Everyone at Carnegie Hall was deeply saddened to hear the news of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday. While plans for our JapanNYC festival proceed, we offer our thoughts and prayers to those affected. At this incredibly difficult time, we feel it is particularly important to pay tribute to Japan and its people through these festival events.

–Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, NYC

If you’re in the New York City area from now and April 9, you should consider checking out some of this event.
I’ve never seen a “Japan festival” in America but this one looks interesting. Among the scheduled events, they will have Taiko Drumming, Noh Theater and concerts led by the famous Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa.

Here’s a promotion video for the event:

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8 Responses to “JapanNYC”

  1. metalodyssey March 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Yeah, I’ve always said that Japan would be on our “list” of countries to visit one day. I think I’ve said this before here… I want to shop for an entire day at that cool KISS store you have in Tokyo! 🙂

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    • tokyo5 March 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

      There are a few “heavy metal CD shops” here too!

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      • metalodyssey March 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

        Hey… your tempting me now! 🙂

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      • tokyo5 March 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

        Yeah, they’re excellent stores. Many American and European rock musicians, such as Dangerous Toys, Helloween, KISS, etc., check out these shops when they’re in Japan on tour.

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  2. metalodyssey March 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    This looks like a very educational event that shows us the artistic accomplishments of Japan’s people and culture. Yes, it must have been a difficult decision to carry on this event. Celebrating the art and music of Japan through this event will (and should) show and educate people to the brilliance of this country’s people.

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    • tokyo5 March 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

      Is NYC near where you live? Have you ever been to NYC? Have you ever been to a “Japan festival”?

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      • metalodyssey March 25, 2011 at 5:22 am #

        I’ve never been to a “Japan Festival”… would be very interesting to attend one or this one for that matter! I get to NYC a few times a year. It’s always a thrill to go… for there are numerous places to go visit… plus you can’t beat the “feeling” of being in NYC!

        My girls want to go to the “American Girl Doll” store in NYC next… uh, oh… nothing there for me I guess, other than knowing they are happy! 😉

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      • tokyo5 March 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

        >I’ve never been to a “Japan Festival”… would be very interesting to attend one

        Or you could come see the country itself! 🙂
        (After we recover from the current situation might be a better time, tough. (・。・) )

        >My girls want to go to the “American Girl Doll” store in NYC next… uh, oh… nothing there for me I guess, other than knowing they are happy!

        I know what you mean. I also have daughters…

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