East Meets West in Africa

East Meets West in Africa

Cape Town audiences will be able to experience a unique performance, where East Meets West in Africa when Japanese duo CoRai, comprising of Japanese Jazz Pianist, Kentaro Kiara and Shamisen artist, Hiroshi Yamaguchi will perform on Friday, August 10, at Youngblood Gallery. This special performance is part of the Centenary Celebrations of the Japanese Consulate in Cape Town, established on August 8, 1918, as the first Japanese overseas mission on the African Continent.

CoRai is a fusion of opposites – Japanese and western, classic and modern. The name of the duo, CoRai, comes from two characters; Co 去 meaning past and Rai 来 meaning future. In their world, East meets West and old meets new.

Kihara is a jazz pianist who graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded the“Best Jazz Performer Award”.

Yamaguchi is a Shamisen player who started his career as a stage Tsugaru Shamisen performer at the age of four.

Time: 6.30pm for 7.30pm (Performance starts at 7.30pm)

Venue: Youngblood Gallery, 70 -72 Bree Street, Cape Town

Entry is Free, but RSVP is essential at secretary@pr.mofa.go.jp by August 6.