Earth Celebration 2024

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Ogi, Sado Island, Niigata

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Seeking taiko groups to perform at Big Little Taiko Fest

Big Little Taiko Fest 2024

We want you to join us on Sado Island this summer! Come and perform at EC with your group, fellow taiko enthusiasts, and Kodo. This is an open call to teams from around the world, but only four can take part. Let’s add more good vibrations to the EC weekend with Big Little Taiko Fest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Big Little Taiko Fest 2024

Date/Time

Aug. 17 (Sat), 2024 10:30–11:30

Venue

Triangle Park Fringe Stage (Subject to change due to weather conditions)

Application Period

Feb. 18 (Sun)–May 31 (Fri)

Participant Info

・Five taiko groups will take part in this performance: four applicant groups + Kodo. ・Kodo and each taiko group will perform separately, and play one piece together. ・Each group will have approx. 10 mins. to perform. (1-2 pieces) ・For the finale, all groups will play Kodo’s One Earth Music composition "Haruka” together. ・From 8:30 on Aug. 17 (Sat), there will be a pre-event rehearsal and collaboration practice.

Application Conditions

・Applications are open to taiko groups from Japan and overseas. ・Groups need to arrange and cover their own accommodation and transportation, etc. ・Groups need to bring their own instruments. (If this is an issue, please let us know when you apply.)

Participant Perk

・Groups who take part in Big Little Taiko Fest will receive complimentary tickets for one EC 2024 Harbour Concert. (Up to 10 tickets per group* for one of the three concerts) *For groups taking part from overseas with over 10 performers, 1 ticket per person will be provided.

Application Method

Please apply via the Big Little Taiko Fest online application form.

After Submitting Your Application

A maximum of four groups can take part. Groups will be selected by lottery if we receive more than four applications. Applicants will receive notification of selection results by July 10 (Mon). Participants will be selected by lottery if we receive more applications than spaces available. All applicants will receive notification of selection results by July 10 (Mon).

Inquiries

Earth Celebration Committee (Attention: Mariko Sumiyoshi) c/- Kodo Cultural Foundation, 148-1 Ogi Kanetashinden, Sado, Niigata 952-0611, Japan Tel. +81-259-81-4100 (Mon–Fri, 9:30–17:00 [JST]) Email: support☆earthcelebration.jp *Please replace the ‘☆’ with an ‘@’ mark.

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Earth Celebration 2024

AUG. 16

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Ogi, Sado Island, Niigata

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