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In Canada this year 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, which was the war between the United States of America and the British Empire. What it means is not commemorating the start of the war but honoring the “peace” between the United States and Canada; that is, the two countries have had no war for 200 years although they have adjoined to each other.
We are honored to be invited to the art festival “Music Niagara”, which celebrates this 200-year peace.
A Group of Karakoro (formally, Karada-to-kokoro-no-deai-no-kai) has about 100 members ranging from a 18-month-old baby to seniors in their late sixties. In the hope of getting rid of wars and having a peaceful world on this planet, we have been working on Eisa, which is an originally Okinawan traditional performance. Okinawa, a southern island in Japan, still has the scars of World War Ⅱ. However, it also has rich nature and wonderful performing arts. One of the typical performances is Eisa. In 2010, we competed in All Japan Eisa Contest, and won second place in the Creative Eisa Section.

Music Niagara Office
Pumphouse Visual Art Centre, second floor
247 Ricardo Street, Niagara on the Lake, ON
Phone 905-468-5566 Fax 905-468-8054
E-mail concerts@musicniagara.org

Simcoe Park Bandshell


KARAKORO [Karada to Kokoro no Deaino-kai]
6-6-17-201,Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku Osaka Japan
e-mail office@karakoro.org phone.416-454-5923


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