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WAYJO / Showa University of Music Cultural Exchange

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and Showa University of Music Students, Astor Theatre Perth, 16 August 2014 (Photo: Peter Bui)
WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and Showa University of Music Students, Astor Theatre Perth, 16 August 2014 (Photo: Peter Bui)

Project Description

Through a reciprocal exchange, six musicians and two staff members from the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra will tour to Japan to form a joint jazz big band with students from the Showa University of Music, based in Kawasaki.

The exchange is designed to promote bilateral respect, expand professional networks and opportunities for musicians, and strengthen artistic cultural and economic ties between the countries.

All participating musicians will take part in a range of activities in Kawasaki, Tokyo and Perth, including rehearsals, performances, recordings, language classes and cultural experiences.

We hope to leverage 2015 exchange activities to enhance the involvement of Japanese and Australian businesses to ensure the long-tern viability of this annual exchange.

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $11,612.70 (with GST included)

Total project value: $69,084

Last Updated: 1 January 2016
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