• Japanese culture is the embodiment of a rich heritage - it is the fusion of traditional and contemporary forms; the staging of performing arts such as dance, music, and drama are held in different venues throughout the year; however, particularly in July, there is an abundance of cultural pesentations to celebrate Philippines - Japan Friendship Month.

     

      • THE TAIKO EFFECT: DRUMS OF CHANGE

        Download:  The Taiko Effect: Drums of Change poster

        The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tokyo Juho, Inc. will be staging a benefit concert, THE TAIKO EFFECT: Drums of Change at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP Main Theater this April 11 & 12, 2015 at 8:00pm. The proceeds of the event shall be used to aid efforts in the rehabilitation and restoration of our Cultural & Heritage Sites in the Philippines that have been damaged by typhoons, flood and other natural disasters.

        Prepare to be thrilled by the heart-pounding beats of the...

      • Jazz Night with Japanese Musicians

        Catch the free jazz concert of the AYJO Band on February 22 at Shangri-La Plaza

        The Japan Foundation Asia Center, PIJazzfest Foundation and the Shangri-La Plaza cordially invite the public to the one-night-only concert of the Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO) Band on February 22 (Sunday), 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the East Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City.

        Six talented musicians from Japan – Osamu Matsumoto (trombone), Mayuko Katakura (piano), Yuri Kishimoto (saxophone), Mariko Maeda (trombone), Nohara Okamoto (electric bass) and Fumihiro Ibuki (drums) – will serenade the crowd...

      • DANCE DANCE ASIA – Crossing the Movements

        Concept / Outline

        The Japan Foundation Asia Center starts a long-term ASEAN project named “Dance Dance Asia” from 2015 to support the exchange and collaboration of Asian regional dance companies / dancers that are based on street dance, including not only hip-hop but variety of genres such as jazz dance, contemporary dance, etc.

         

        Since it was introduced in Japan in the 1970s, within just 40 years, street dance has become one of the most popular dance genres, and the number of dance studio and practitioners has increased significantly. Rhythm dance has now...

      • Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra

        This project aims to organize a new jazz orchestra consisting of upcoming musicians from Asia and to provide opportunities to participate in rehearsal camps in Tokyo and performances throughout Asia. In the long run, we aim for the project to become a platform where young musicians actively collaborate with others to pursue future possibilities of creating new music in Asia.

         

        Venues and Schedules of Performances

        A.  Rehearsal camp in Tokyo: August 21 to 31, 2015 B.  Southeast Asia Tour: between mid-September and mid-October 2015(around 4 weeks in total) C.  Japan Tour: between December...

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