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Sado x Kodo Earth Celebration 2024 will be held from August 16th (Friday) to August 18th (Sunday) – The Earth will become one in Sado –

[Sado x Kodo] Earth Celebration 2024-8/16 (Friday) – 18 (Sunday) – to be held – The Earth will become one in Sado –

*View in browser* *Earth Celebration Executive Committee*
Press release: June 12, 2024
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[Sado x Kodo] Earth Celebration 2024-8/16 (Friday) – 18 (Sunday) – to be held – The Earth will become one in Sado –
*First landing in Japan from Uganda! NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP is here! * * 3 exciting days to Sado, full of summer light *
*Earth Celebration (EC) is a historic outdoor festival held on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, which began in 1988 and is now in its 37th year. *
* This summer, it will be held for 3 days on August 16th (Friday), August 17th (Saturday), and August 18th (Sunday). *
At the main event, the Harbor Concert, you can enjoy the music created by Kodo and artists from Japan and abroad while listening to the sound of waves, watching the sunset and under the starry sky.

This year’s guest is *NAKIBEMBE, a regular at the African music festival “Nyege Nyege Festival” held in *Uganda*.
EMBAIRE GROUP* (Nakibembe Enbert Group) has landed in Japan for the first time! He sings with a giant xylophone called “Enverle,” layering hypnotic polyrhythms, and plays an ensemble that includes vocals, shakers, and drums.
Don’t miss Kodo’s cross-border performance with Kodo, who is passionate about experimental musical expression using electronic music as well as traditional playing techniques!

Furthermore, on the first day and Friday night, a one-night-only concert* will be held featuring Kodo alumni members!
Hiroyuki Hayashida, Ryutaro Kaneko, Yasuichi Kano, and Masayuki Sakamoto will gather together to put on a special performance in which their experiences and personalities intertwine and fuse across generations with current Kodo members.

As a new project this year, we will be holding “*Shiroyama Park Session*” at Shiroyama Park.
Additionally, rest areas have been set up at various locations throughout the area as a measure against the heat. We are making preparations so that you can enjoy music and nature with peace of mind.

Enjoy the music, nature, and Sado to your heart’s content.

* Official website *
* https://earthcelebration.jp/*

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* -Notable point 1-*
First landing in Japan from Uganda!
NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP appears
The stage performance by former Kodo members is also a highlight. Harbor Concert @ Ogi Minato Park
In 2024, the main event of Earth Celebration, the Harbor Concert, will be held for three days on August 16th (Friday), August 17th
(Saturday), and August 18th (Sunday). On a special stage in Ogi Minato Park, you can enjoy the music created by Kodo and artists from Japan and abroad while listening to the sound of waves and enjoying the sunset and starry sky.

Here is the 3-day lineup:

Friday, August 16th REUNION
August 17th (Sat) Tataku Kodo x NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP
August 18th (Sunday) Festival -Welcoming the evening-
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REUNION
Alumni members who have been active on the Kodo stage of each generation and continue to be active today gather together.
A one-night-only concert filled with the dreams of past, present, and future taiko-loving boys and girls!
Hiroyuki Hayashida, Ryutaro Kaneko, Yasuichi Kano, and Masayuki Sakamoto will gather together to present a special performance in which their experience and individuality intertwine and fuse across generations with current Kodo members.
Friday, August 16th 18:00 (Scheduled to end at 19:30)
Directed by Yuta Sumiyoshi (Kodo)
Performers: Hiroyuki Hayashida, Ryutaro Kaneko, Taiichi Kano, Masayuki Sakamoto [Kodo] Tomohiro Miteru, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Ryoma Tsurumi, Reo
Kitabayashi, Issei Kodaira, Chie Yamawaki, Tomo Nakatani
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Tataku Kodo×NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP
NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP and Kodo share the most primitive musical act of “tapping” in common.
Surrounding the gigantic xylophone, Embaire, the beating rhythm and the responding vocal shaker ensemble resonate with the powerful yet delicate sound world created by Kodo, creating a comfortable space. The music of the Busoga people, an eastern Bantu group, is said to be unique in East Africa.
Why not be one of the people who celebrate their sounds, which will be heard for the first time in Japan?
Saturday, August 17th 18:00 (scheduled to end at 19:30)
Director Junyasu Maeda (Kodo)
Performer: NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE
GROUP, [Kodo] Chieko Kojima, Yuichiro Funabashi, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Yasuki Miura, Mizuki Yoneyama, Junyasu Maeda, Haruta Saegusa, Yuki Hirata, Taiyo Onoda, Moe Niiyama, Kazuma Hirosaki, Renna Ogawa, Shizuku Katsube
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Celebration -Welcoming the evening-
I don’t want it to end yet… While immersing myself in the afterglow of the festival, I would like to bring you the sounds of Kodo with the hope that we can gather again in this Garden of Blessing.
Everyone from NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP will also participate! Let’s have fun with Sado, Kodo, and everyone and end the best summer ever! Sunday, August 18th 18:00 (Scheduled to end at 19:30)
Director: Yuta Kimura (Kodo), assistant director: Kenta Nakagome (Kodo) Performer: NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE
GROUP, [Kodo] Eiichi Saito, Masami Miyazaki, Yoshie Abe, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Kenta Nakagome, Jun Jishiro, Tomoe Miura, Kodai Yoshida, Yuta Kimura, Chihiro Watanabe, Shun Takuma, Kei Sadanari, Junpei Nonaka, Yasushi Ozaki right

Click here for information on 2024 performing artists
https://www.earthcelebration.jp/artists/harbour-concerts
Ticket price list
Click here for the ticket purchase page:
https://www.earthcelebration.jp/tickets/buy
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* -Notable point 2-*
New project: Shiroyama Park Session
Enjoy Earth Celebration even more by staying at Shiroyama Park!

Shiroyama Park Session
Last year, Shiroyama Park was revived as a new activity field. This year, a new outdoor mini-live “Shiroyama Park Session” will be held in Shiroyama to let you enjoy Shiroyama’s nature and music even more. !Three diverse lineups will be available for two days, August 17th (Sat) and 18th (Sun). Please enjoy the comfort and sense of freedom where sound and nature become one in Shiroyama!

Shiroyama Park special campsite
Continuing from last year, a campsite has appeared in Shiroyama! Rental tents are also available!
Please see the EC official website for details.
https://www.earthcelebration.jp/info/lodging
●Period of use: 8/15 (Thursday) – 8/19 (Monday) 1 night 2 days – up to 4 nights 5 days
●How to use camping: Bring your own tent or use a rental tent ●Application start: June 12th (Wednesday) from the dedicated website ●Inquiries: shiroyama.field.sado@gmail.com
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* -Notable point 3-*
Lots of fun projects to enjoy with your kids
Rhythmics (time to play music with Kodo) @Kodo practice hall Kodo x Rhythmic ~Let’s play with sound~
As a project for children, we are planning rhythmic play with music by inviting specialized teachers. Why not play with the sounds of Kodo? August 17th (Sat) @ Kodo Village Practice Hall
1. 10:00-10:45 (for children 0-2 years old)
2. 11:30-12:15 (for children aged 3-5)
(Capacity 15 groups each, ticket system)
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8/16 (Friday) – 18 (Sunday) During the period
Lots of fringe, workshops, harbor market, etc.
○Special Fringe (free performance): Iwasaki Onikenbu, Chokotto Taiko Festival, Kodo x Noism2, Ogi Matsuri Taiko, etc.
○Workshops: Ryutaro Kaneko, Taiichi Kano, Kodo, entertainment, taiko drum experience, etc.
○ Harbor Market: A 3-day limited market is lined up in Ogi Minato Park. ○Other events: Kodo trainees x Noism2, Ugandan music and culture, Kodo parade, special campsite, Sado Enjoy Plan, Ogi performing arts viewing, etc.

* ▶︎Additional events are also being planned! *
For the latest information, please visit *EC official website*.

* Earth Celebration 2024 Official Website *
https://earthcelebration.jp/
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