UK - Japan - Bridge Together
The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project - presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures.
Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki.
Special guest stars make this concert an unmissable experience. Yuriko Kotani, the BBC New Comedy Award winning comedian, will open the event and superstar actress and singer Mari Natsuki is travelling from Japan especially to give an exclusive performance. There will also be a traditional daikagura routine by Michiyo Kagami - a unique combination of talents!
The Bridge Together Project is produced by Naomi Suzuki, the London-based Japanese singer and performer.
The project aims to introduce the beauty of Japanese culture to a diverse global audience and to entice people from all over the world to come and visit Japan, as a part of a long-lasting legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. In short, the aim is to make a friendship bridge between UK and Japan.
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