JAPANAROO 2021 'A FESTIVE SEASON CONCERT '
It’s time to celebrate! JAPANAROO Festive Season Concert
Held on Friday 17th December 2021 at Sydney Town Hall, the JAPANAROO Festive Season Concert is set to be a spectacular one-night-only showcase of dance, music and arts in celebration of the 'Japanese and Australian tradition'.
In the Spirit of Japan, filled with an ‘Australian Vibe’ and set in one of the most prestigious buildings in Australia,
the City of Sydney Town Hall(Centennial Hall) JAPANAROO 2021 ‘A Festive Season Concert’ will be the perfect
red-carpet special event showcasing a selection of renowned International and Local Japanese and
Australian talented Artists along with the participation of local Paralympians heroes.(**)
A dynamic full day of Dance, Music and Inspiring Stories, a celebration of Japanese and Australian traditional Arts,
the thunder of the drummers, the powerful dance of the Oni Kenbai, the resonation of the Koto,
the unique sound of the Didgeridoo, the vibration of the Shamisen, the songs of the Sakura Choir
and the beauty of the Kimonos, all together performing for one day only
Over two and half hours, Sydney music and arts lovers will be treated to a unique fusion of cultural performances - highlights include:
A Composer, producer, multi instrumentalist, and vocalist, is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading Didgeridoo players.
In 2008, he is one of three composers for the Australian segment of the Beijing Olympics Opening ceremony. detail
A koto virtuoso, who has pioneered this ancient Japanese instrument in Australia. She works with musicians from other genres, from jazz to classical music. more
Kamahl is an international icon of the Australian music industry and has multi gold & platinum records. His golden voice has enchanted millions since 1967. detail
YU NI ON
A powerful, masculine dance, that has been performed in the city of Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan for around 1,000 years. It was originally a way of offering comfort to ancestral spirits. Feel the power of Onikenbai,
a Buddhist ritual dance that symbolizes good spirits driving away the bad.
YuNiOn takes people on a fun, open and soulful journey through the high spirited energy of the Japanese taiko drum, blended with percussive sounds and festive song and dance. more
An award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese shamisen (a 3-string, banjo-like instrument) and a traditional Japanese vocalist. was an audience favourite and finalist on the ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ TV program. detail
SYDNEY SAKURA CHOIR
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Sydney Sakura Choir
Sydney Sakura Choir prides itself on its musical ambassadorship for Japan and has performed at cultural festivals and charity events. more
Japanese drum ensemble based in Sydney Australia, is renowned for energetic and dynamic drumming performances. more
Japanese Kimono Meets Australian Spirit Aboriginal Kimono Haute Couture more
Calligraphy by REN YANO
Ren is an artist who specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan, meaning his artistic talent is now recognised by two nations Australia and Japan. This work is now housed at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.
Ren participated in the production of the Hollywood movie “The Wolverine”(2013) as a calligrapher and “Gods of Egypt”(2016) as a set-finisher.He was conferred Consul-General’s Commendation on in 2016. detail
Bonsai Art Pty Ltd. Megumi Bennett
Megumi gained her B.A. in English Literature in Tokyo.
She is a qualified Koryu school ikebana teacher and horticulturist.
Megumi is a member of Nippon Bonsai Association and Ikebana International Sydney Chapter and she is a certified bonsai instructor by Nippon Bonsai Association.
Megumi received the Japanese Foreign Ministers Award for her contribution in Australia in 2006.
Our family owns a bonsai nursery, Bonsai Art Pty ltd. at Belrose, Sydney. more
ORIGAMI INSTALLATION by Midori Furze
Midori is a Sydney-based Japanese multidisciplinary artist.She specialises in origami projects with community participation, origami installations, demonstrations and workshops.She received a commendation from the Consulate General of Japan in Sydney in 2016. detail
Sydney Town Hall ( Centennial Hall )
Treasured as one of the grandest surviving 19th century halls in Australia, the Centennial Hall was completed in 1889 in honour of the centenary of the founding of Australia.
This glorious venue features a Tasmanian blackwood and tallowwood floor and the famous 25 metre wide Grand Organ, which spans the entire width of the western wall. There are 21 stained glass windows featuring Australian flora, a stunning ornate ceiling and twelve giant marbled pillars in the corners of the Hall.
JAPANAROO’ is the first local Japanese private and public sector -digital & physical- platform to thrive multiculturalism and exchange between Japan and Australia, enabling a wide range of interaction and
cultural events between the two countries.
*Please note: If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets will remain valid for a new date. If you're not able to attend on the new date, tickets fee will be refunded.
* We are a registered COVID-Safe business. We take the safety of both clients and our artists and staff extremely seriously and we have strict hygiene measures, social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
*Schedule may be subject to change.