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Philippine Jazz Concert and Mini Culture &Tourism Seminar

November 8, 2014 (Sat) @ ASEAN-Japan Hall

 — A preceding event of the “Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival 2014” —


Philippines Jazz Concert at the ASEAN-Japan Hall (June 2012)

As a preceding event of the “Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival 2014”, which is an event to promote cultural exchanges between Japan and the Philippines and an excellent opportunity to introduce promising Philippine artists to Japan, the ASEAN-Japan Centre will organize a Jazz Concert & Mini Culture &Tourism Seminar on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the ASEAN-Japan Hall, ASEAN-Japan Centre.

Although there are a number of talented jazz musicians in the Philippines, it is not well-known in Japan. The preceding event aims to showcase the fine Philippine jazz and to make the audience feel more familiar to the Philippine musicians by organizing a small-sized homey concert. The Jazz songs prepared for the concert ranges from standard number to songs in Tagalog.

Prior to the concert, there will be a Mini Culture & Tourism Seminar by the Philippine Department of Tourism so as to introduce charms and attractions of the country, encourage understanding of the local culture and make the concert more enjoyable. (Please note that the mini-seminar will be held in Japanese language only.)

Also, at the event venue, visitors can enjoy viewing sophisticated jewelries of “EDAYA”, a jewelry brand the works of which are designed by gaining inspiration from mountain tribes of the Northern Luzon and created with the local traditional artisan skills.

Let us enjoy a pleasant autumn afternoon together!


<< Outline of the Event >>

1. Date & Time:  November 8, 2014 (Sat) 12:20 – 16:00 (Registration starts at 12:00)


2. Venue:  ASEAN-Japan Hall, ASEAN Japan Centre

                 (1 minute from A4 Exit, Toei Mita Line)


3. Organizer: ASEAN-Japan Centre


4. Seating capacity: 100


5. Admission fees: free


6. Program: The schedule is subject to change


   Registration starts

  (Until mini-seminar starts, please enjoy Philippine snack & drinks)

12:20 – 12:50

  Mini-Seminar on the culture and tourism of the Philippines 

  by Mr. Yokoyama from the Philippine Department of Tourism

12:50 – 13:00   Tea break
13:00 – 15:00

  Philippine Jazz Concert

 < Performers>

 Vocal: Charito, Jazz Ramirez, Warren De Luna

 Piano: Sachihiro Miyamae

 Guitar:  Koushiro Iwatani

 15:00 – 16:00    Please enjoy the displayed panels and crafts at the venue


7. Language: 

Seminar        :  Japanese language only

Jazz Concert:  Mainly in English and Tagalog


8. Registration:

Allocated seats are full already.



<< Information on Artists>>

CharitoMs. Charito (Vocal)

Distinctively a most prominent jazz vocalist in Japan with multi-awarded albums recorded and released internationally, Charito’s artistry continues to establish its global presence with her recent and forthcoming tours in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America.

Her highly personal and expressive vocal style incorporates the breadth of her musical interests, from straight-ahead soulful ballads to hard-swinging grooves and improvisational adventures. Her approach is fresh and invigorating, paying tribute to the jazz tradition while interacting and exploring, always seeking to express herself in the moment.

Please click here for Ms. Charito’s official website


<< Information on EDAYA>>

There will be an exhibition corner of jewelries by “EDAYA” at the event venue.

EDAYA is a jewelry brand the works of which are designed by gaining inspiration from mountain tribes of the Northern Luzon and created with the local traditional artisan skills.

Please click here for the website of EDAYA (Japanese language)





<< Contact >>

Planning & Coordination Office (PR Section)

ASEAN-Japan Centre

Tel: 03-5402-8118

E-mail: toiawase_ga@asean.or.jp 

Official website