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1st Hibiya Music Festival in June
First Hibiya Music Festival will take place at Hibiya Park, Tokyo, on June 1 and 2. Seiji Kameda, music producer and chief of Hibiya Music Festival Executive Committee has played a key role in organizing the event from the scratch.
From the music products industry Yamano Music patronizes and Yamaha Music Japan supports the event to provide the visitors with versatile workshops and hands-on experiences. Japan Musical Instruments Association(JMIA) has also expressed participation in the festival having reserved exhibition space to meet the requests from the manufacturer and distributor members.
As of this date, Yamano Music, Yamaha Music Japan, Casio Computer, Korg and Roland set up their booths at Elm Square of the park. Also, JMIA has accepted exhibit space requests from Otsuka Gakki, Kiwaya, Suzuki Musical, Tombo Musical and Mishimaya, which plan to give workshops, hands-on experiences and demos.
Organized as a free-for-all musical event, it persuades everyone, regardless of nationality, age and musical genre, to participate and enjoy music making.
In addition to a special concert featuring Kameda’s The Music Park Orchestra and name guest musicians, the event provides a host of acoustic music concerts featuring stringed instruments and Japanese folklore instruments, brass band performances, talk sessions and workshops throughout the days. Tokyo Midtown Hibiya serves as a satellite stage.
The organizer expects to attract from 50,000 to 100,000 audience to the festival.