| Khal Baharulalam |
THE Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) will be organising the ONE Asia Joint Concert at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas on December 3.
Set to begin at 7.30pm, the concert will see traditional ensembles from both countries and is part of the year-long celebrations commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Brunei-Japanese bilateral friendship.
Performing for the Japanese side will be the top orchestral group in Japan, AUN J – which comprises eight young Japanese instrument players. The group has received great acclaim from not just across Asia, but Europe as well.
The upcoming concert will essentially mark its second year as part of continuous efforts to ensure the ONE Asia Joint Concert is not a fleeting event, but the robust core of an exchange of Asian networks.
The goal of the concert is to highlight the importance of exchanging Asian roots, culture and tradition through music – an ambitious goal which was realised by both the Japanese and Brunei committees.
The concert will see a group of five Bruneian youthful artistes under the auspices of the Culture and Arts Section of the MCYS – two of whom will be joining the ONE Asia concert entourage in Myanmar, as part of the ONE Asia tour this year.
The concert is open to the public and tickets can be collected at the Japanese Embassy Office in Kiulap. Ticket holders will be guaranteed seats, however, individuals without tickets will be allowed to enter, but seats will not be guaranteed.