MUSIC SHARE for English Speakers
We finally decided to put English Page in MS's HP!
This is a page for those of you who are anticipating MUSIC SHARE (Thank You!!) and not understanding Japanese.
So we will try to upload essential info in here so that you won't have some serious questions.
Question like "Who the hell is that guest?!" or something like that.
There are numbers of things we want to do for non-Japanese speakers. We want to make HP in several languages. We want to put English Subtitles for interview, etc. But this is the best we can do at this moment.
So here is what's going on.
Enjoyed Michael Kaneko's Live?
We did. Quite a lot actually. It's just great to be able to watch wonderful music played so up close! It was superb.
The archive is already up as usual, so those who missed live-streaming, please do watch.
Or we are to edit the archive a little bit and upgrade the movie quality and upload it to YouTube. You can wait for that. Or you can watch the archive now, and watch the YouTube version later on. Do it as you like.
About February's MUSIC SHARE.
We are hosting "Yordan Markov Bulgaria Quintet"!!
In 2006, Yordan Markov, well-established gadulka player in Bulgaria, came to Japan, jumped in and played with Yoshiaki Sato, an accordion player, during his live performance.
In 2015, they reunited after nine years and that was when the story began.
In 2016, A gajda (small bug pipe of a sort) player, Shinya Oono, a percussionist Yosuke Watanabe from Scandinavian Music Band "Drakskip" and a jazz guitarist Takahiro Sawachika joined the gang and five of them started "Yordan Markov Bulgaria Quintet".
In 2017 July, they have released their first album "Iztok" and here is their live performance.
Their sound is ethnic, really well assembled and full of energy. If you watch it, you'll know that you don't get to see this on Japanese TV but only in MUSIC SHARE.
So, please look forward to 02/27′s MS.
It will be a fun night as well as an opportunity to meet new gener of music!
OK. That's it.
We’ll see you on 02/27, about 20:00 o'clock!
How to watch MUSIC SHARE
MUSIC SHARE does live-streaming on every 4th Tuesday of the month.
Or you can follow our Facebook Page and watch it in Facebook Live.
Guest : Michael Kaneko
@REDBULL STUDIOS TOKYO
A singer, song writer, guitarist, Michael Kaneko came to MS!
You will love his tender voice and the melody that takes you to Southern California.
Guest : BETAPACK
@REDBULL STUDIOS TOKYO
Trio unit. Electro sound collaborates with home-made LED lighting system. Their performance will set the new standard to club scene.
MUSIC SHARE is a music program on internet and the shows has been streamed monthly since 2012.
The founder of MUSIC SHARE is the MC lady with grasses and microphone, MICHIYO HONDA.
MS's members are from many range of social background.
We get professional camera men, actor, PA, writer, designer, office workers and so on.
We all have love for music.
And believe MUSIC SHARE's idea.
TV and Radio used to function as a guide to new music. Musicians were picked up, their music were played and they got publicity. So we had a lot of musicians making many different types of music making a living.
But they seems to have stopped doing that and became an advertisement.
We used to hear a lot of Rock, Hip-hop, reggae, techno and many more. A few decades ago, there was diversity.
Now, all we hear on Radio and TV are idles and crappy J-POP and Nothing Else.
Top charts are filled with that sort of industrial music. The songs that designed to sell and make profit.
Unless you are into that kind of music, there is no music show you can bear to watch. None.
If those music are a few among many, that is fine.
But if they are pretty much "it", then we get a problem.
That is why MUSIC SHARE was started.
To introduce talented Japanese musicians to the world, to help music lovers to find the good tunes, help musicians to make a living so that they can keep on making music, bring back diversity that is lost, and make people's life a little better and little more fun.
That is what MUSIC SHARE wants to do.
So we live stream our shows. Sometimes go out to shoot the live performances.
Also, we are trying to make MUSIC SHARE branches across the nation.
Currently, we have Kyoto running a show every 3re Tuesdays. Shimonoseki is about raunch their first show, Niigata is planning to do their 2nd. we want to re-open Sendai. We have pans for Atami,Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukushima.
It will be nice to be able to listen to music that only exist in certain region.
Or what if you don't have to live in Tokyo to be a musician?
That is what we want to do with MUSIC SHARE Network.
And currently, we are doing this unpaid.
All the members share what MUSIC SHARE believes.
We do this for love. Not for money.
But, that doesn't mean we don't want it.
We need money to keep MUSIC SHARE going as well as keep ourselves going.
So meanwhile, please tell your friends about us.
And in a near future, if we start selling T-shirts and stuff, please buy them if you want us to continue MUSIC SHARE as it is.
Once Dr Motte joined MUSIC SHARE.
He is a founder of Love Parade. That is a legendary rave that gathered 1.5 million people at its peak. It's a monstrous party. It was a bloody gigantic movement.
And we, MUSIC SHARE also want to make a movement.
So we asked Dr. Motte.
"How do you manage to make that huge event? What was the key to success? How could we ever do it?"
He said at once.
"Oh that's simple"
And smiled faintly and opened his mouth.
"Do what you love. Love what you do."
Michiyo Honda and I really love these words.
We might not gather 1.5 million people nor have an opportunity to surprise ourselves with piles of money but I guess that's how MUSIC SHARE is run.