Harajuku Performance + Dommune 2013
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Now in its 7th year, “Harajuku Peformance+” continues to present the latest movers and shakers of the creative scene. This year, it joins forces with artist Naohira Ukawa’s live streaming channel “Dommune” to spotlight up-and-coming artists and new cultural phenomena.
On the first day, “New Sound Generation” takes a close-up look at the musicians Shuta Hasunuma and Ei Wada with the Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra and Ei Wada’s “Open Reel Ensemble,” which features 20 open-reel decks for the world premiere of “Open Reel Orchestra.” The two musicians will also participate in a discussion reflecting on their activities since they last appeared in “Harajuku Performance +,” and look toward their futures in a snapshot of the present and future of a new type of musician.
The second-day event “City Boys & Girls – Japanese Literature Rap!!!!” provides a platform for the fast-growing movement of “Japanese Rap” featuring distinctive artists promoting this style of music, which has gripped young people across the world. All of this is supported by Dommune’s top-quality music and video system set up within Laforet Harajuku and operated by Ukawa himself. * Live streaming only on 21st December.
12/21 (Sat) “New Sound Generation”
Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra (Special Guest: Miu Sakamoto)
Open Reel Ensemble（Special Guest: Matsuo Ono）
Visual Effects: Rhizomatiks
Talk: Shuta Hasunuma, Ei Wada（Open Reel Ensemble）
Moderator: Minoru Hatanaka (NTT InterCommunication Center Head Curator)
12/22 (Sat) “Japanese Literature Rap!!!! by City Boys & Girls”
Opening Act: Seiho
Performance: Jazz Dommunister,□□□(Kuchiroro), The Otogibanashi’s , Charisma.com, DJ Misoshiru and MC Gohan