Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, the Japan Foundation is sending artists of three distinct musical genres – traditional Japanese music, anime songs and rock – to six ASEAN countries, including Malaysia. Through these performances and cultural exchange events, the aim is to strengthen ties and foster enduring relationships of trust between both regions.
Japan’s music scene has evolved over time, from music played on traditional Japanese instruments, to Japanese rock that has been popular since the 1970s and has continued to develop its own unique style, to anime songs that resonate with today’s youth. While showcasing this musical diversity and richness, the performers through interaction in each country, will inspire the generation that will shape the next 50 years in Japan and ASEAN member countries, conveying new discoveries to create the future, and encouraging them to forge deeper, lasting ties.
For Malaysia, we will be welcoming MIKAGE PROJECT, a group of musicians who compose and arrange minyo folk songs of various regions with a contemporary sensibility using instruments such as the shakuhachi, shamisen, and koto to introduce the allure of these melodies in Japan and abroad. They will be stopping at Thailand before making their way here to Malaysia, and collaborating with Asmidar, a Malaysian Asli (traditional Malay music) singer.
MIKAGE PROJECT ASEAN TOUR 2023 in Malaysia with Asmidar
Venue & Showtimes
8:30PM, Tuesday, October 24 2023 at UiTM Shah Alam (Invitation Only)
8:00PM, Wednesday, October 25 2023 at Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre (PJPAC)
Ticketing information will be announced soon.
*This is a sitting event