True Colors BEATS ~Uncountable Beats Festival~

Various rhythms played by a diverse group of people.

By True Colors Festival

True Colors BEATS : Workshop by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZTrue Colors Festival

Santiago Vazquez's workshop “Rhythm and Sign”

A variety of people participated in the workshop, including young and old, people from overseas, and people with disabilities. The participants brought their own musical instruments and handmade instruments.

True Colors BEATS : Workshop by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZTrue Colors Festival

Workshop participants created music under the direction of Santiago without losing personality

True Colors BEATS : DJ by Yuichi KishinoTrue Colors Festival

Kishino is constantly creating innovative spaces through organizing DJ events in subway stations, public baths, convenience stores and traditional Bon-Odori festivals.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by YAKUSHIMA TREASURETrue Colors Festival

YAKUSHIMA TREASURE is a new project created by KOM_I and Oorutaichi that presents songs relating to the island Yakushima.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by YAKUSHIMA TREASURETrue Colors Festival

True Colors BEATS : Performance by Monaural mini plugTrue Colors Festival

Monaural mini plug is the only Japanese phin & khene prayuk band playing loud background music that is common at celebrations in Thailand.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

The event at Yoyogi Park was canceled due to bad weather conditions caused by the typhoon. Instead we had the performances in the form of a public live streaming at The Nippon Foundation.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

Santiago Vazquez was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires. Vazquez developed the “Rhythm with Signs” method, which allow for multiple people to improvise together through simple hand signals.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

Juana Molina was born in Argentina. Molina grew up in a musical environment in Buenos Aires. She became internationally recognized in the indie/ electronic/ folk scenes.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

Santiago, guest artists and workshop participants played for about 80 minutes.The music they played was full of freedom not restricted by genre.

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

There were various performers including people with disabilities, different nationalities, gender, and ages. Everyone who attended the event enjoyed the music.

Santiago's workshop flyer in EnglishTrue Colors Festival

We have made flyers for workshop in Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

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True Colors BEATS ~Uncountable Beats Festival~
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:00~18:00
Venue changed from Park to The Nippon Foundation due to typhoon
True Colors Festival

Director: Santiago Vazquez
Guest artists: ermhoixiangyuNaomi IwasakiOtomo YoshihideNaomi KakudoYuji KatsuiKOM_I (Wednesday Campanella)、Kumiko Takara、Yasuhiro YoshigakiJuana MolinaMilo Moya
Guest band: YAKUSHIMA TREASURE(Wednesday Campanella×Oorutaichi)、Monaural mini plug
Guest DJ: Yuichi Kishino

Photo: Kunihiko Satake

Presenter: The Nippon Foundation
Co-Oganizer: The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS
Special Sponsor: TOKYU GROUP, TikTok
Sponsored by Facebook, Twitter Japan Inc., Yahoo Japan Corporation, CINRA.NET, Time Out Tokyo, SHIBUYA QWS
Supported by Shibuya City, Shibuya City Tourism Association, Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Japan Disability Forum
In cooperation with 100BANCH

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