Saturday, 2 April 2011

Tsunami Concert

Yesterday night I attended a charity concert for Japan. It was organized by Japanese musical students who study in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Musical Gnesin Institute. All the performers were great and it was a real pleasure, especially knowing that this way we help people of Japan.
I was especially impressed by Japanese songs performed by the young singer Aya Simodzava. I couldn't find her video on the Internet but I found one of the songs performed by other singer. The song is called "Higan Bana" by composer Kosaku Yamada. Higan Bana means Licorice (Spider Lily, Equinox Flower).


And at the exit we all received Origami Cranes

Also I would like to share a link to another charity project. European grafic designers started the Tsunami Initiative. From the web-site:

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake hit Japan. One of the four largest earthquakes in history.

Artists from the community, joined by comic book writers and illustrators from all around the world rallied around us, Jean-David Morvan and Sylvain Runberg to form the Tsunami initiative.

We want to collect a maximum of quality drawings in order to hold a fund-raising auction on April 30th at Galerie Arludik in Paris. All the money we’ll raise will go to the earthquake’s victims. The auction will be followed by an exhibition and a book due out September 8, whose benefits will be offered to an organisation for people affected by the disaster.

Feel free to spread the word!

Full collection of images could be found here Tsunami

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