CONNECT WITH THE WORLDON SADO ISLAND
Get ready forthree unforgettable Harbour Concertsat Earth Celebration 2024!
Save the dates to join us for all three days of EC: Aug. 16 (Fri) through 18 (Sun). Then you can enjoy the full lineup of Harbour Concerts, EC’s main event. This is where we invite artists from Japan and around the globe to join host artist Kodo on stage, conjuring new forms of music and expression together on Sado Island. We plan to announce the full 2024 Harbour Concert lineup and further details in English on May 3.
EC 2024 Harbour Concert Guest Artist Announcement #1
NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP
Bringing borderless trance music to the Sea of Japan!
We are excited to welcome NAKIBEMBE EMBAIRE GROUP from Uganda, visiting Japan for the first time to perform at EC. Following their acclaimed performance at Nyege Nyege Festival in 2018, an African music festival in Uganda, the ensemble has continued to expand its audience. Their performances center around the embaire, a large wooden xylophone that is performed by up to eight musicians simultaneously. The performers weave short polyrhythmic, melodic phrases together, adding vocals, shakers, and drums to conjure ecstatic compositions. It’s music that flows endlessly, creating waves of coalescing grooves. Nakibembe Embaire Group blends traditional percussion techniques with experimental musical expression, using electronic music to explore new frontiers in music. When they join Kodo on stage, they’ll transport you to a borderless world where we are all connected by a common beat. Don’t miss this world premiere collaboration and the chance to see one of the few remaining embaire groups!