PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 19-41
“NIHON Cultural Performance” held at the National Art Gallery, PNCA
Islamabad: 24th November 2019The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Islamabad Art Festival 2019 organized a joint music performance of Pakistani and Japanese artistes titled “NIHON Cultural Performance” at the auditorium of National Art Gallery here on Sunday 24th November 2019. The Japanese musicians known as ‘The Trio Zipang’ where Mr. Takanabe is a percussionist; Ms. Tabata is a saxophone player; and Ms. Kitagawa is a pianist, together with the Pakistani artistes greatly entertained the audience and won a great applause.
To celebrate “A Month of Japanese Culture”, the Embassy of Japan has held a series of cultural activities such as “A Talk on Gandhara- Japanese Archaeological Mission in Pakistan" by a visiting Japanese professor Satoshi Naiki, “Japan Festival” at NUML, a photo panels exhibition “Japan-Through the Lens”, “Nihon Cultural Performance” and film shows aiming to further strengthen the existing friendly relations among the people of two countries.
While welcoming the Japanese musicians to Pakistan, Mr. Yusuke Shindo, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of Japan, in his opening remarks said that the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has always strived to share Japanese culture with Pakistani people as we believe that sharing one’s culture brings people together. He said Japan and Pakistan share a friendly bond, which has strengthened over the years.
Mr. Shindo greatly appreciated the visiting Japanese and the Pakistani artistes for their collaboration to create beautiful melodies for the audience.
Brief Profile of the Japanese Musicians:
- Mr. Ayumu TAKANABE (Percussionist)
- Ms. Naomi TABATA (Saxophone player)
- Ms. Emi KITAGAWA (Pianist)