As this year marks the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Nepal, Japanese Embassy has been hosting various programs.
To celebrate this joyous occasion and to promote Japan and its traditional as well as contemporary cultures in Nepal, the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation are jointly organizing a jazz concert –SATOH Masahiko & NoModismo, in Kathmandu. It will feature pianist Masahiko SATOH, violinist Keisuke Ohta, percussionist Yoichi Okabe and jazz vocalist Akiko Uesugi from Japan together with Ravin Lal Shrestha and Suresh Raj Bajracharya from Nepal.
The concert will be held on March 26 at the Tribhuvan Army Officers' Club, Tundikhel. Free tickets are available at the Embassy of Japan on a first-come-first-served basis. Entrance to the concert will be restricted to ticket holders.
“Music can transcend boundaries and is sometimes referred to as a universal language, capable of fostering mutual understanding and respect among all peoples of the world. It can also be a very effective way of promoting cultural exchange. Like Nepal, Japan is very rich in art, culture and cultural heritage and both countries have taken care to preserve and maintain these areas. This commonality contributes to the depth and interest of collaboration between the two cultures,” said a press release issued by Embassy of Japan.
The Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation hope that the concert will further promote cultural ties between Nepal and Japan, and contribute to an ever-growing friendly and cooperative relationship.