Following the success of the Nihon Kizuna compilation in raising money and awareness for the victims of Japan’s Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, the organisers behind Nihon Kizuna have teamed up with Tempo Clash and The CAMP for a London fundraiser one year on that features nearly all of the UK artists that appeared on the compilation. On the same day Nihon Kizuna will be holding a fundraiser in Tokyo featuring 8 of the Japanese and Japan-based artists that featured on the compilation, this will be taking place at Be-Wave in Shinjuku.
Together these two events will feature a near continuous 15 hours of live music from artists involved in the compilation across two continents.
In London the day long event – 3pm till midnight – on March 11, 2012 will take place at CAMP’s upstairs venue where 14 of the artists featured on the compilation will play host to a day of commemoration but also good spirits and celebration of all that has been achieved and the hope that drives many of the people still working to rebuild their lives in the regions affected by the disaster.
Artists appearing on the day in London include: Om Unit, Danny Drive Thru, Paul White, Illum Sphere, Nightwave, Ido Tavori, Paper Tiger, Kidkanevil, Elliot Yorke, Throwing Snow, Blue Daisy, Kelpe, Mr. Beatnick, and Sert One. Alongside these will be projections from Swedish journalist and author Elin Lindqvist taken from her book ‘Fukushima Colours – Eight voices about the catastrophe in Japan’ which will be released on the day. The book – and projections on the day – highlight the hope which permeates the lives of those that were caught in this tragedy. Additional visuals will also be supplied by The SRK. All artists are waving their fees to appear on the day.
Entrance on the day will be £5 (or more for those that wish). There will also be merchandise from many of the artists and labels involved in the original compilation on sale to raise additional money. All money raised on the day will go to the Japanese Red Cross for relief and rebuilding efforts in the affected areas.
In Tokyo the event will take place at Be-Wave in Shinjuku from 5pm till 11pm local time. Door entry is free however donations are appreciated.
Artists appearing on the day in Tokyo include: DJ Deville (Sensless Records), HIMURO YOSHITERU, YOSI HORIKAWA, BD1982 (Diskotopia, Seclusiasis), A Taut Line (Diskotopia), AUDACE, RAID SYSTEM ft BROKEN HAZE, XLII, DJ KEN ONE and Black Sebbath with visuals by Takanori Arai.
3.11の震災から１年。NIHON KIZUNAをリリースして１年が経ちますが、今も復興作業は続いています。 今回も少しでも寄付金を集めることができればとNIHON KIZUNA -One Year Later-と称してイベントを東京とロンドン同日に開催することが決まりました。東京はBe-Waveの協力、ロンドンは、TEMPO CLASHとの共同開催で行います。 イベント自体はフリーですが、少しでも寄付をお願いいたします。(全額赤十字へ寄付いたします。)
So please come and join us in London or Tokyo on March 11, 2012 for a day of positive vibes and music and help us raise money for a good cause. We know it’s never easy to get out on a Sunday but this is an occasion worth making an exception for.
Both events will be streamed online for those unable to attend. The Tokyo event will be streamed via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/raid-system-radio while the London event will be streamed via www.ustream.com/channel/maisonette-electronique. All times given on this page are either GMT for London or JST for Japan, please adjust for your location accordingly.
Nihon Kizuna – A compilation of music featuring over 30 international artists and labels put together in the week following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Northern Japan. Nihon Kizuna was the first fundraising compilation of electronic music to come out of Japan and has so far raised over $30,000 for the Japanese Red Cross. It is still available to purchase via Bandcamp and iTunes worldwide.
Tempo Clash – London’s premier providers of future beats. Tempo Clash features the strongest resident line ups of forward thinking producers in London. The aim is to change everything.
Elin Lindqvist – Japan-born, world-raised, Elin is a freelance journalist, author and dramaturge who’s travelled the world and currently resides in the UK. Her latest book, Fukushima Colours, highlights the recovering efforts taking place in the area affected by the March 11 disaster and ongoing nuclear crisis.