Sound Circle Otonowa

[Thirty minutes version available on YouTube]

The third trip of the American jazz band Otonowa (San Francisco Bay Area and New York City) to Japan, in the northeastern region of Tohoku.

The area was devastated by the earthquake-tsunami of 2011 and is still currently struggling with reconstruction.

Many survivors, especially the elderly, are still living in temporary housing.

Otonowa is committed to bringing support through music by performing free concerts in temporary housing/community centers and offering workshops to youth.

They perform Japanese traditional and pop melodies in a jazz context. Year after year, their relationship with the people they play for has grown deeper and stronger.

A fim by Sara Pettinella


Sound Circle - Otonowa

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