Rhythm and Blues (R&B), enjoys a rich history, which combines soulful singing and a strong backbeat. It was created by African-Americans in the 1940s and gained popularity in the ’60s with musical legends like Ray Charles, Little Richard, and James Brown as among the most influential and innovative R&B performers.
R&B has served as the foundation for everything from rock to pop to hip hop. The late greats paved the way for the talented superstars you see and hear today. Today’s music icons easily combine the street edge of hip hop with the soul of R&B – Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams even Justin Bieber.
The Tokyo Music Jazz and Arts Festival celebrates the timeless genre of R&B and its tradition of breaking musical boundaries with a new concert open to all music fans.
“Rhythm and Blues Remake at Central Square” is a musical collaboration between stalwarts of jazz like Charito, Yuki Arimasa from Japan, Colby Dela Calzada and Alvin Cornista and young musicians like Bratpack, hosted by Cris Villonco, July 15, 2016, Friday, 7:30 pm.
TMJAF Executive Producer, Maja Olivares-Co and Co-Founder, states “We support not only jazz but the promotion of bilateral collaborations between Japan and the Philippines in all creative forms… Design, Art, Cuisine, Architecture… No boundaries.”
“The dream goes on for TMJAF as we again bring together two countries through a bridge called jazz. We hope that musicians and audience alike, especially the young, will experience a great sense of artistic value and continue to be part of our global music network,” adds Charito, TMJAF, Co-Producer and Founder and a highly renowned jazz artist in Japan.
The show will be held at Central Square, a premiere retail destination located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Central Square is the perfect site to house this music collaboration – as it is home to an eclectic mix of apparel, footwear, home and lifestyle brands such as Kate Spade New York, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Dune London, Pottery Barn, Charming Charlie and Beauty Bar to name a few. Central Square is owned and operated by SSI Group, Inc., the leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with the exclusive franchise rights to some of the biggest international lifestyle brands.
So head on over to Central Square on July 15, Friday at 7:30 pm and be part of this creative and passionate “musical meeting of minds.” Entrance is free.
CENTRAL SQUARE INFORMATION
Address: 5th Avenue cor. 30th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC Taguig
Mall Hours: 11am-10pm, Sunday – Thursday
11am-11pm, Friday – Saturday
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