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
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.
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.
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.
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