15 agosto 2011


Ferragosto a Fukushima. Nel cuore stesso dei luoghi devastati dal terremoto, dallo tsunami e dal disastro nucleare dello scorso marzo in Giappone, musicisti e poeti lanciano al mondo un segno di speranza, creatività, audacia e determinazione: un festival! Scrive Otomo Yoshihide, uno dei tre ideatori del progetto, presentando Fukushima!: "After the disaster, Japan was faced not just with the damage from the earthquake and the tsunami, but also with the accident at a nuclear power plant for which solutions are nowhere in sight. Some may feel that this is no time for holding a festival, given that many people are faced with the potential loss of their hometowns, schoolyards are unusable due to elevated radiations levels, and many evacuees are not allowed to go back to their own homes. But we have not given up on Fukushima by any means. Even if some places have been made uninhabitable, we want to believe in Fukushima's rebirth. That is why we need a festival. We need music. We need a place where people can gather to converse. We need hope, a motivation to live. In order to prevent Fukushima from being forgotten, and to retain Fukushima's connection with the outside world, we want to make the festival a stepping-stone for the future". Lo scritto integrale è in http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/en/message_otomo.html 

Informazioni, manifesto e scaletta degli eventi del 15 agosto - dalle nove del mattino alle nove di sera, a Fukushima City - si trovano in dettaglio in http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/en/815fes.html. Aderiscono all'iniziativa e rilanciano con propri programmi sia dal vivo sia in streaming sul web anche Resonance FM e Cafe Oto a Londra e WebSynRadio e The Stone a New York.

Fukushima! is a festival like no other, instigated by Michiro Endo, Otomo Yoshihide and Ryoichi Wago in the wake of the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that has marked Fukushima. It aims to let the entire world know about Fukushima as it is now, and as it will be in the future. It is determined to turn Fukushima into a positive word. And to carry out diverse projects on a long-term basis, using this inaugural event as a springboard.

http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/en/project.html
http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/en/815fes.html
http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/en/message_otomo.html
http://resonancefm.com/
http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/project-fukushima-hauntological-orchestra.shtm
http://www.thestonenyc.com/
http://droitdecites.org/2011/06/08/websynradio-en-direct-de-the-stone-new-york-fukushima