Huge Japanese cultural festival heading to Dubai

Japanism Sensation brings two unique musical acts for the first time in Dubai


Looking to get stuck into the cultural sounds from the land of the rising sun? Japanism Sensation is coming to Dubai for the first time, and tickets are now on sale.

Taking place on Friday September 21, the music festival is bringing two unique Japanese bands to perform at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena.

Tickets start at Dhs75 for balcony seats and Dhs350 for the VIP treatment, you can nab yourself a ticket right here.

First, taking the stage at 7pm, is band Heavenese, led by nine-time Grammy award-winning producer, Andrae Crouch.

Blending traditional and modern music, the 16-group band uses everything from a flute to a saxophone and mixes it with the sounds of the national Japanese Koto instrument and taiko drums.

Can’t get enough of the beat from the Taiko? Following up is the traditional Japanese drum (taiko) ensemble Zuiho Taiko, a band made up of five people with intellectual disabilities supporting the theme of "hope, effort and live with gratitude."

In 2001, they began playing as a professional Japanese drum team and has since received outstanding performance awards at home and abroad.

Hailing from Nagasaki, Zuiho Taiko have played in festivals around the globe, including multiple Paralympic ceremonies including Spain in 1992, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and many more.

Needless to say, you’re in for a fabulous night.

If you can’t get enough of the Japanese hype, d3’s very own slice of Japan Akiba Dori is the place to go – inspired by Tokyo’s most popular areas.

A host of epic gigs are coming to Dubai, including Scooter and Eiffel 65 at DXB 9020 music festival on Friday November 16, along with EDM extravaganza BAO festival on Thursday November 29, which has just released its line-up (LINK).
We’ll see you there.
Dhs75 (balcony), Dhs125 (Gold), Dhs250 (diamond), Dhs350 (VIP). Friday Sep 21, 7pm-2am. Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).

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