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International Asia Music Festival kicks off tomorrow

Date Posted: 2012-03-16

The 2nd Okinawa Asia Music Festival titled musix2012 takes to the stages of three cities tomorrow, a year after being cancelled due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

The urban-style music festival draws artists and spectators from across Japan, featuring everything from rock n’ roll and pop music to traditional Okinawan music on stages in Okinawa City, Chatan Town and Naha City. After a successful first-ever festival in March 2010, everything was in readiness for the second program a year ago when the disaster in mainland Japan brought all festivities across the nation to a standstill.

This year’s festival runs Friday through Sunday, transcending borders and musical genres, drawing musicians and music lovers to Okinawa for the free concerts. Live houses and music halls in the three cities will feature live performances and also talks and panel discussions by industry leaders. A free outdoor stage at Koza Music Town Plaza has music 4:30 ~ 9 p.m. Friday, while Concert Yuragi-The Flowing Songs of Our Homeland takes place on the Music Town Otoichiba Stage at 7 p.m., followed by Concert Okinawa’s Shimauta in Asia – Nishikaji Haikaji show at 7 pm.

Live House Circuit Naha has entertainment at the Sakurazaka Theater, D-set Café and Live Bar Bantar house, while Musix Cross Live: Char is at Sakurazaka Central at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Koza Music Town entertainment runs 1:45 p.m. ~ 9 p.m., while Music Town Otoichiba Stage has a 7 p.m. Show featuring Concert Yuragi-Flowing Songs of Our Homeland. Livehouse Circuit Chatan has entertainment at Salt & Pepper, Zan and Live House Mods, while the outdoor stage at Carnival Park Mihama has concerts from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. At Zan, the outdoor performance is from 2 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.

Sunday’s festival music starts at noon on the outdoor stage on Koza Gate Street / Ichibangai Arcade, running until 8 p.m. On the Music Plaza, there’s an evening performance starting at 8 p.m. On the Otoichiba stage Concert oTOraNcE vol. 3 x music kicks off at 4 p.m., while Live Circuit Koza has musical performances at 7th Heaven, Koza Jet Music and Bar Leyla.

Tickets are required for indoor venues while outdoor concerts are free. Performers include Diamantes, Kachimba5, Aria, Jupiter, WeiWei Wuu, and Majesty, a total of more than 40 groups and individuals. See complete listing of musix2012 events at http://www.japanupdate.com/?p=topic&topic=even

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