Live Aid Japan

Charity event for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. We raised € 4606,05 !

26 Mar 2011

A LIVE AID style event. Loads of music, art and Japanese food. All proceeds were donated to Red Cross Japan, and an online donation spot was available.


Japanese flag - Found on Flickr, made by erjkprunczyk.


Live Aid

March 11, 2011, an earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit Japan, causing major devastation along the coastal areas. Thousands were killed and the full scale of the tragedy is far from clear. Japan Helpen Kan and Ganbare Japan joined forces with Mediamatic to raise money for the victims.

15:00 - 18:00 small charity bazar (food and artistic goods)
- sushi
- badges from Ganbare Japan Team (students Rietveld Academie)
- Japanese style mini lunch box
- sculpture / performance Dusan Rodic
- kids concerts
- Wonderland Collective (Makiko Ito, Sayaka Akitsu, Doron Hirsch) and Ayumi Matsuda
- 17.00 small concerts by PEZZ, Mia Cecille & Chikako Watanabe
performance from Maria Mavridou, Sayaka Akitsu and Tom Goldhand

18:00 - 23:00 Concerts and performances
- 18.00 Hanadon (Japanese drum group)
- 18.30 solo concert Treehouse
- 19.00 performance Jihae Ko
- 19.30 group performance:
dance - Michael Schumacher, Sayaka Akitsu, Makiko Ito
music - Santiago Botero, Alfredo Genovessi
- 20.00 concert Mitsuyoshi (Japanese bamboo flute)
- 20.30 concert OMFO
- 21.00 performance Michael Schumacher and Makik0 Ito
- 21.30 DJ Sniff

More information

Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam. Entrance fee was €5,-. The charity event took place during the Arcade exhibition, which relies, among others, heavily on Japanese (gaming) culture.