Interest Sphere, Minori Chihara, Kalafina to Take Part in Quake Charity Event
posted on 2011-09-30 00:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Various Japanese musical guests will appear at the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Festival 2001 - For the Children's Future - event on October 29 and 30. The festival will offer music, comedy, and food at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit children and families recovering from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
On October 29, pop band Kalafina, voice actress idol group Sphere, pop singer Faylan, actress/singer Yui Makino, rock group Yōsei Teikoku, and singer-songwriter Chihiro Yonekura will perform with other guests. Actress/singer Natsuki Asou, singer-songwriter Chiaki Ishikawa, pop singer Marina Kawano, singer-songwriter Maon Kurosaki, singer-songwriter Hiromi Satō, anime music group JAM Project, and voice actress Minori Chihara will appear on October 30.
Many Japanese singers and voice actors took part in earthquake charity events earlier this year. Pop singer T.M. Revolution planned a charity concert in March, and rock singer Gackt launched a donation fund called "Show Your Heart." A group of 15 Japanese voice actors raised 2,450,568 yen (about US$29,000) to benefit victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in April. Dub actresses Stephanie Sheh and Cristina Vee also participated in the We Heart Japan karaoke charity event held in Los Angeles in June.