Malaysian and Ja­panese stars to per­form in friend­ship con­cert

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Music - – Seto Kit Yan

THIS year marks the 60th an­niver­sary of busi­ness col­lab­o­ra­tions be­tween Ja­pan and Malaysia. To mark this spe­cial oc­ca­sion, the very first Ja­pan X Malaysia Friend­ship Con­cert 2017 will take place at Sun­way La­goon Surf Beach on Sept 23 at 6pm.

Malaysian and Ja­panese artistes will be per­form­ing to­gether, boost busi­ness ties and en­cour­age the ex­change of mu­sic cul­ture.

Four acts have al­ready con­firmed for the show.

From Malaysia are rock band Bunk­face and indie jazz-pop act Fazz; while from Ja­pan are elec­tro/rap duo Charisma.com (com­pris­ing MC It­suka and DJ Gonchi) and Hara­juku dance rock band An Cafe.

Both Malaysian acts are no stranger to play­ing to Ja­panese crowds. Bunk­face has rep­re­sented Malaysia at Ja­pan’s an­nual rock fes­ti­val Sum­mer Sonic Tokyo 2015 and shot its Darah Muda mu­sic video in the Ishikawa pre­fec­ture.

Fazz toured Tokyo last year and per­formed at the Haneda In­ter­na­tional Anime Mu­sic Fes­ti­val 2015 in Tokyo.

Mean­while An Cafe will be play­ing in Malaysia for the first time, while Charisma. com has been fea­tured in Malaysian TV pro­gramme Mad Mar­kets Hokuriku Spe­cial, a col­lab­o­ra­tive trav­el­ogue by Ja­pan and Malaysia.

The show is jointly or­gan­ised by IME Malaysia, Toy­box Projects and Ishida Tai­seisha Inc.

The or­gan­is­ers are still in the process of con­firm­ing more acts for the con­cert, so watch this space for fur­ther up­dates.

Bunk­face

— Pho­tos: Hand­outs

Fazz.

An Cafe

Charisma.com

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