Japanese music concert, AKI & KUNIKO with Vivid Harmony of Guitar and Koto, will be held on December 5 and 6 in Kathmandu.
With the aim of promoting Japan and its traditional as well as contemporary cultures in Nepal, the Embassy of Japan, in support of the Japan Foundation, is organizing a music concert – AKI & KUNIKO: Vivid Harmony of Guitar and Koto in Kathmandu on December 5th and 6th. It will feature Aki & Kuniko Band headed by
According to a press release issued by Japanese Embassy, Hiroaki SASAKI and Kuniko OBINA, together with Santosh Bhakta Shrestha, Esraj player from Nepal.
The concert showcases traditional as well as contemporary Japanese and Nepalese music, which may be considered as a fusion of these two types of Asian sounds. There are many similarities and closeness in culture, especially in music and musical instruments between Japan and Nepal.
With no boundaries, music is an internationally common language, which fosters mutual understanding and respect among all peoples of the world. It is also one of the most effective ways of promoting cultural exchange at the people’s level.
Like Nepal, Japan is very rich in art, culture and cultural heritage and both countries have preserved and maintained these areas very well. This fact can only contribute to the depth and interest of collaboration between them.
The concert on 5th December will be held at the Baithak Hall, Shangri-La Hotel on an invitation basis only, whereas the concert on the 6th will be held at the National Theater.
It is hoped that these types of occasions will help promote cultural ties between the people of the two countries, which will ultimately help in the expansion of an ever-growing friendly and cooperative relationship between Japan and Nepal in the 21st century.