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Japanese Singer Kei Owada performs Live in Manila


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Dear Nao-chan,

Last time, I told you that I got a free concert ticket when I went to a travel agency. The live concert is entitled, “Nameless Moon: Kei Owada Live in Manila”. It seems interesting and the ticket might be もったいない if I won’t come. So this Saturday, right after attending a school event, I went to the concert by myself. And I’m glad I attended!

It took place in TIU Theater which is located at Makati City. The stage was decorated by fascinating Origami Lamps and cool paintings and it gave a chilly, nocturnal ambiance (which matches the concert’s theme).

The concert started by a performance of a music instrumental trio, “Tinsel Tone”. Their music is like a fusion of Western and Japanese, as they use Koto– a Japanese traditional string instrument, piano and flute. Followed with a dance presentation by Daloy Dance Company

Tinsel Tone performed three Japanese instrumental songs. The combination of Japanese and Western instrumental makes their music exceptional.
Tinsel Tone performed three Japanese instrumental songs. The combination of Japanese and Western instruments makes their music exceptional.
Daloy Dance Company had a bubbly, Christmas-inspired performance with robotic and lively movements.
Daloy Dance Company had a bubbly, Christmas-inspired performance with robotic and lively movements.

After the two performers presented and a 20-minute break, Kei Owada started her performance by singing “Amazing Grace” then sang her self-composed songs such as 「朝にかえる」or Reborn Every Morning, 「名前のない月」 or Nameless Moon and (my most favorite song of hers so far) A Part of Me which has an upbeat and relaxing melody. Her voice resembles with Salyu and Norah Jones, I think. Listening to her music is really soothing , ideal for rainy days while having a cup of coffee~ Her vocals is truly wonderful and very pleasant to hear.

Kei Owada (Vocals) and Momo Kubota (Piano) performing the song entitled "You Are my Love" originally written by Owada.
Kei Owada (Vocals) and Momo Kubota (Piano) performing the song entitled “You Are my Love” originally written by Owada.

Two visual artists Marie Ikura and Atsuko Yamagata, did live-painting while Kei Owada performed. (Actually, this is one of the reasons I decided to attend) They created abstract forms and shapes to create a dreamy impression. I guess it’s quite difficult to paint while many people are watching. But they did a great job for making a visual interpretation of the songs.


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The two live painters, Ikura and Yamagata are almost halfway in finishing their masterpiece as Kei Owada sings her self- written songs.
The two live painters, Ikura and Yamagata are almost halfway in finishing their masterpiece as Kei Owada sings her self- written songs.

Well done. A part of the completed artwork by Marie Ikura and Atsuko Yamagata.
Well done. A part of the completed artwork by Marie Ikura and Atsuko Yamagata.

Surprisingly, Kei Owada sang a popular Tagalog love song, “Ikaw” originally by Sharon Cuneta, which made the audience really applaud. Of course! Even I didn’t expect that she will sing the song very well 🙂
At the last part, Kei Owada, Tinsel Tone, Daloy Dance Company, the live painters, including BaKaTa Child performers gathered to perform a Christmas song.
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The concert was really worth watching, i was so happy that I was able to watch and meet talented people. I hope Kei Owada will become a popular singer in your country~ Anyway, I would enjoy the concert more if I watched with you.

Longing to see you again
Aika



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