Project KANA ~harmonise with infinity

We believe it is important that we understand ourselves and others.

We try to practice this by expressing Japanese culture through Western style music. In this way, we try to build a bridge between these two different cultures. Music can be a beautiful force that unites people from all backgrounds. Additionally, we wish to help create a better understanding through the music of Japanese culture and the Japanese spirit. We hope that this project, “harmonise with infinity” will bring people of all walks of life closer together and create a greater sense of harmony among us all!

We hold concerts abroad, which are known as “Zen Concerts”. In our concerts, we politely explain Japanese culture and the Japanese spirit by using the local language and through KANA’s playing. Therefore, you will be able to understand both the culture  and the spirit very well. The Soundscape of "Wa" is a Japanese version of “Zen concert” by Project KANA. 

Past Performances

Zen concert

27 April 2017 Walferdance church (Luxembourg)

30 April 2017 Nittel church (Germany)

2 May 2017 Saar-Mosel-Winzersekt (Germany)

2 March 2019 Meru Dome (Ipoh, Malaysia)

3 March 2019 Penang Performing Art Centre (Penang, Malaysia)

The Soundscape of "Wa"

9 September 2018 West Hills Hotel, Mito (The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Mito Branch of Shuhoukai, Ibaraki, Japan)

20 October 2018 Ibaraki Prefectural Culture Center (Ibaraki, Japan)

27 and 28 October Shougakuin (Tokyo, Japan)

Future Performances

October 2019 in Texas (United States of America)

​News

Online music distribution has started
KANA's album; " 雅 Miyabi" is streaming from below.  Please enjoy! 
KANA's album; " 雅 Miyabi" is streaming from below.  Please enjoy! 

 iTunes Store (worldwide)

 

Apple Music(worldwide)

 

Spotify(worldwide)

 

mora (JP)

 

line music (JP)

iTunes Store (JP)

 

Apple Music(JP)

《Miyabi(2016)》

 

Kana Madarame : Trumpet

Reiko Honshoh : Piano

 

Tetsunosuke Kushida / Haikai Suite

1. Aka aka to  hi wa tsurenaku mo  aki no kaze.

- The Autumn : Loneliness at the End of Summer.

2. Natsukusa ya  tsuwamono domo ga  yume no ato.

- The Wind : the Fragility of Human Dreams.

3. Ara umi ya! Sado ni yokotau  Ama-no-gawa.

- The Sea and The Sky : The Fragility of Human Fate.

4. Kochira muke… ware mo sabishiki  aki no kure.

- Dear Friend.

5. Masamicz Amano / Ciel d’automne à KANA Madarame

6. Hirokazu Fukushima / Interlude for Trumpet & Piano 

7. Masamicz Amano / Fantaisie de Cantus sur le nom de KANA et REIKO

8. Shinpei Nakayama , Nagayo Motoori ; arr. Sawako Yamazato / Children’s Songs written by Ujō Noguchi Anomachi Konomachi~Nanatsu no Ko~Aoime no Ningyō

KANA Malaysian Tour 2019

ZEN CONCERT by Project KANA took place on 2ndMarch at Meru Dome in Ipoh, and on 3rd March at Penang Performing Art Centre. All the music was composed and arranged by Tetsunoske Kushida and the Malaysian audiences really enjoyed it. 

 

Our concert in Ipoh was a charity performance sponsored by Perak Women For Women Society (PWW  http://ngo.pww.org.my/) to celebrate International Women's Day on the 8thMarch. PWW is a registered, apolitical, nonprofit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in 2003 to enhance the status and lives of women in Perak irrespective of their race, religion and social background. They assist and support women and children who are victims of abuse, violence and discrimination. Project KANA donated part of its CD sales at the concert to PERAK.

Meru Dome had great acoustics even though it was a restaurant in a clubhouse. Some of the audience told us that they would try to do Zazen (zen training) the next morning. A Japanese member of the audience who lives in Ipoh said that the concert made her feel proud of Japanese culture. At the concert KANA wore a Japanese Kimono and looked very elegant while the sun set in the background. After the concert, many audience members took photographs with Project KANA

Our concert in Penang was a music exchange with Banana Brass Production (BBQ). They aim to encourage the development and appreciation of instrumental brass music. When KANA came into the hall a hush fell over the audience. The first part of the concert was Project KANA’s Zen concert and it received a standing ovation. For the encore, we played a Malaysian song, Rasa Sayang to which the audience clapped along. For the second part of the concert, BBQ and Project KANA got together on stage and had a wonderful time. Local university students who major in music attended the concert and really appreciated the show.

 

The concerts in Ipoh and Penang both sold out so Project KANA has to return to Malaysia in the near future.. See you soon in Malaysia! 

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