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Interview: Hibiki Ichikawa Talks Shami-sensational

November 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Master tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa returns with his latest CD release Shami-sensational!

hibiki-cd-1The blend of traditional and contemporary music across 8 tracks never sounds misplaced, both remarkably intertwine giving the listener a whole new shamisen experience.

Diverse Japan is honoured and delighted that the UK-based Japanese maestro, officially recognized as a world-leading talent of tsugaru shamisen, has taken time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the ins and outs of Read more…

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Music Review: No Cars – YOKO GOES TO BOLLYWOOD

The album gives people lots of smiles, and one can’t resist laughing, thinking ‘they are bonkers’!

No Cars Yoko Goes to BollywoodFollow NO CARS (read Diverse Japan’s interview with the band) as they travel down the Silk Road to India; their journey is not an easy one as hunger, thirst, and vast amounts of tip-ex await them but it is certainly enjoyable. Luckily for us these intrepid travellers have recorded their adventures as infectious pop-punk melodies in the album YOKO GOES TO BOLLYWOOD.

These three Japanese girls and their Raccoon drummer have created a rather fun story in their latest album. It gives you the chance to imagine the quartet as they walk all the way to Read more…

Halloween Party 2015 With Japanese Music 18+

October 28, 2015 Leave a comment

An evening of live music and fancy dress!

HalloweenDate: Thursday 29th Oct 2015

Venue: BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB 42-44 POLLARD ROW LONDON E2 6NB

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Time: Opens 7:30pm Starts 8pm til 1am

Price: ADV £4 / DOOR´£5 Read more…

Event: Memorial Concert For Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

A message of hope and of friendship between Britain and Japan!

Memorial Concert  for Japan Earthquake & TsunamiTo mark the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on 11th March 2011, a concert performed by the Hokusai Orchestra, with conductor Akiko Ohtomo-Smith at the helm, and singer Naomi Suzuki was held on 5th March in the Attlee Suite of the Houses of Parliament hosted by the Read more…

Beyond the Horizon – A Classical Journey Where East Meets West

December 31, 2013 4 comments

Bringing the ancient arts of Japan, Europe and the New World to the new generation!

Beyond the HorizonDate: Tuesday 7 January 2014

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Tickets: £20, £16, £13

Come and join an ensemble of performing artists for a journey of aspiration celebrating Read more…

Golden Bomber Release Exclusive Album For The UK

August 21, 2012 4 comments

Album: “The Golden Best for United Kingdom”

Golden Bomber is possibly Japan’s zaniest, craziest and most outrageous band in the country’s charts. Truly putting the ‘fabulous’ into fab four, this make-up wearing, hair-styling quartet secured all three of Japan’s biggest selling indie singles of last year, despite not always playing their Read more…

HITT To Headline NEO Magazine And Japan Underground’s After Party

May 22, 2012 7 comments

Saturday 26 May from 8pm at Bloomsbury Lanes, London

Japanese piano rocker HITT will be making a special appearance in the UK on Saturday 26 May. The musician, whose fashion sense leads many to classify him as visual kei, will be performing live at the Japan Underground vs NEO After Party, taking place from 8pm at Bloomsbury Lanes in London.

Tickets for the show are set at £5 and can only be purchased on Read more…

Tsugaru-shamisen, Minyo, and Enka Dinner Concert At So Restaurant London

January 26, 2012 10 comments

A spectacular one-off evening of entertainment not to be missed!

Experience an evening were traditional and modern Japanese music intertwine as your senses indulge in fine contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Enka singer Alika Mochida and shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa will perform together live at So Restaurant in London on Tuesday, 21st February 2012 for an unforgettable Read more…