“ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS in Haiti” CONCERT
February 26th (Sunday) 2012
 

Despite the disasters of 3/11, ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS will continue its mission in Haiti and will depart for Port-Au-Prince during March.

And to thank all those who have supported this project and in order to wave farewell to the four volunteers who will be working at different schools and orphanages in Haiti, we will have a concert featuring young and talented musicians.
Time:

Sunday 26th 2012 at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)

Place: CAFE y LIBROS near JR Meguro Station
Participation fee:

3.000 yen (include Haitian food and drinks)

Program:

Presentation of last year mission by the Committee for Haiti (Haichi-no Kai-Cesla)

A poetry reading by Hector SIERRA

Axel RODRIGUEZ (Colombia)

REGGAERYMAN & World Beat Band
(BONSIVA Minami: Vocal & Guitar; WILD/YUKKI: vocal, guitar, percussion
; Michael ADAMS (USA ): keyboard; Dickson NASS (Ghana): drums)

KiYOMI & ISSEI

AxelRodriguez KiyomiMiyagawa
Reservations and inquiries:

There is capacity only for 50 people, so please make your reservations in advance
contact@haitinokai-cesla.com or 045-622-2827

Map:

http://www.cafeylibros.com/cl-web/web/jp/access/access.htm

 

http://www.haitinokai-cesla.com/
www.cafeylibros.com

FROM
HAITI TO JAPAN

An
exhibition of drawings by Haitian children
A year after the disaster,
Haitian little artists have sent us a message

  
This is an exhibition of the art created by Haitian children during ARTISTS ITHOUT BORDERS` activities. While we express our gratitude those who helped us make this mission possible, we cordially invite you to a quiet night of poetry and music.
From

April Saturday 16th to Friday 29th

At Ben`s Café in Takadanobaba (http://benscafe.com)
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku Takadanobaba 1-29-21 Tel: 03-3202-2445
Entrance: FREE
Open hours: everyday from 11:30 to 21:00
Access: Takadanobaba Station
Map: http://benscafe.com/access
Official opening: Saturday 23rd at 18:00
A poetry reading by Hector SIERRA
And other artists willing to join
  *Proceeds (if any) of this exhibition will be donated to the next mission of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS in the Tohoku region.
  Haichi no Kai Cesla http://www.haitinokai-cesla.com
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS http://www.artwit.org
“ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS in Haiti” CONCERT ・ February 20th (Sunday) 2011
 
 Finally a mission of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS will depart for Haiti during March.
And to thank all those who have been supporting this project and in order to wave farewell to the four volunteers who will be working at different schools and orphanages in Haiti, we will have a concert featuring young and talented musicians.
Time:

Sunday 20th 2011 at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)

Place: CAFE y LIBROS near JR Meguro Station
Participation fee:

3.000 yen (include Haitian Coffee and snacks)

Program:

Presentation by Committee for Haiti (Haichi-no Kai-Cesla)
Projection of a video about Haiti children and ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS
A poetry reading by Hector SIERRA

Alberto AYON (Mexico)
Nozomu FUKUHARA (vocals)
Shoya HIRANO (harmonica)
Takahiro MISAWA(guitar)
Voice of the earth MAKIYO

And others

Reservations and inquiries:

There is capacity only for 50 people, so please make your reservations in advance
contact@haitinokai-cesla.com or 080-3319-2641

Map:

http://www.cafeylibros.com/cl-web/web/jp/access/access.htm

 

http://www.haitinokai-cesla.com/
www.cafeylibros.com

 
MIZIKADO・A CONCERT FOR HAITI
October 29th (Friday) 2010
 
Music from our ancestors and from the earth
Singing through the voice of beautiful MAKIYO
Poetry reading and a new sound band!
Original songs to be sung for the first time!
Date:

Friday 29th October 2010 (19:00 p.m.~21:00 p.m.)
18:00Doors open
19:00The concert begins!

Place: Yokohama Bijutsukan Lecture Hall
Minato Mirai Line MINATO MIRAI Station
(a 3-min. walk from exit 3)
Tickets:

Reserved: 2000 yen
Door: 2500yen
info@mizikado.comor 090-4029-2641(Mrs. Misawa)
http://www.mizikado..com/

Artists:

Hector SIERRA (poetry reading in Japanese, English, Spanish, in Creole not yet)
MAKIYO (voice)・Natsuki KURAI (harmonica)・Shonari HIRANO (percussion)・Takahiro
MISAWA (guitar)

Original songs:

MAKIYO, Hector SIERRA
http://www.haitinokai-cesla.com/
http://www.artwit.org

 
HYAKUIRO NO KOKORO
100
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS` REPORT & CONCERT
It has been 10 years since ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS was started in Tokyo. Since then, it has carried out humanitarian missions in Kosovo, East Timor, the Caucasus (Armenia. Georgia, Abkhazia, Chechnya), Serbia, New York, Afghanistan, Japan and Colombia.
This event will be a report of AWB`s humanitarian and artistic activities and it will also be the debut of a very young singer who will perform original songs composed especially for this event.
18-year old QUA will sing original songs written by Tohyoh YANO with lyrics by Hector SIERRA. She will be accompanied by classical pianist Kana SAIKI, whose promising young students will also contribute their talent.
One hundred colors... one hundred tints... one hundred sounds...
Children are also encouraged to attend. The event will be in Japanese.
Date:

Saturday APRIL 3rd 2010

There will be two performances

Afternoon performance
14:00 Door open 
14:30 Starts
16:00 Ends

Evening performance
18:30 Door open 
19:00 Starts
20:30 Ends

Place: ACOSTUDIO アコスタジオ
150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 1-23-27Akahoshi Building B1
Tel: 03-3408-4541
Tickets:

3,000円

Children sitting on their parents` lap don`t need to pay.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS (arwit.org)

Artists:

Yusuke MURAKAMI (toy piano)
Mizuho INAGAWA (piano)
Hitomi SAIKI (piano)
Kana SAIKI (piano)
QUA (vocal)
Tohyoh YANO (composer)
Hector SIERRA (Report/Lyrics/Story/Reading)

ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERSのHPはこちら http://www.artwit.org

Reservations and inquiries:

Mrs. MAEKAWA
email: info@hoft.jp
Tel: 03-5461-8483
House of Tomorrow http://www.hoft.jp/
140-0001 Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Kita-shinagawa 3-6-46-70

 
VALLENATO WITHOUT BORDERS at CAFÉ y LIBROS with “LOS JUGLARES VALLENATOS”
Friday JULY 17th
With the cooperation of the Embassy of Colombia in Tokyo we will have a charity concert in Meguro.
The first part will be a salsa party and around 8:00 p.m. we will have a vallenato concert by six talented musicians who will arrive especially from the land of vallenato.
If you do not know what valletanto is, what a great opportunity to enjoy one of the most romantic rythms of Latin music! Although a bit unknown in Japan, vallenato is already being sung, played and danced internationally.
As well as SALSA WITHOUT BORDERS, this event will support the humanitarian activities of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS (http://www.artwit.org).
Performers: VALLENATO MINSTRELS
A salsa lesson with: VICTOR (Cuba)(19:00~19:30)
DJ: SAMURAI LATINO (Los Kalibres)
Date: Friday JULY 17th 2009
Time: From 18:30 to 23:00
Place: CAFÉ y LIBROS
Tokyo 141-0021 Shinagawa-ku Kami-Osaki 2-20-4
Tel: 03-6228-0234  Fax: 03-3491-4460
Entrance: Reserved: 3,500 yen (until July 16th)
Door: Yen 4,000
Tickets include: a drink, an empanada, a salsa lesson (7:00~7:30 pm), a performance and all-you-can-dance!
Reservations: info@cafeylibros.com
All proceeds support the humanitarian cause of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS (http://www.artwit.org). ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS has carried out missions in Kosovo, East Timor, Chechnya, Abkhazia, Georgia, ex-Yugoslavia, New York and Afghanistan.
 
SALSA WITHOUT BORDERS at CAFÉ y LIBROS
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS` fundraising event is back !!
All proceeds support the humanitarian cause of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS (http://www.artwit.org). ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS has carried out missions in Kosovo, East Timor, Chechnya, Abkhazia, Georgia, ex-Yugoslavia, New York and Afghanistan.
Performers: NAO & MASA (A salsa lesson and performance / Japan)
GABO (DJ / Colombia)
Date: Saturday JUNE 27th 2009
Time: From 18:30 to 23:00
Place: CAFÉ y LIBROS
Tokyo 141-0021 Shinagawa-ku Kami-Osaki 2-20-4
Tel: 03-6228-0234  Fax: 03-3491-4460
Entrance: Reserved: 2,500 yen (until June 26th)
Door: Yen 3,000
Tickets include: a drink, an empanada, a salsa lesson (7:00~7:30 pm), a performance and all-you-can-dance!
Reservations: info@cafeylibros.com
 
The Potters Without Borders Exhibition 2008
The Potters Without Borders Exhibition 2008 took place from September 1st to October 15th 2008.
Talented artists from different countries submitted their original pieces to fundraise for the next Artists Without Borders` mission.
The submitted work was sold to the best bidder at the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo and during the annual ISSH Family Festival.
Participating artists included:
John Dix
Phil Rogers
David Frith
Swanica Ligtenberg
Yo Thom
Jenny Thomas
Ruthanne Tudball
Adam Frew
Eric Wedemeyer
Roni Ohara
Lisa Hammond
Steve Mills
Wali Hawes
Masakazu Kusakabe
Euan Craig
Kelvin Bradford
Shinobu Kanayama
Jennifer Hall
Daniel Seko
Steve Tootell
Nikola Seko
Margaret Frith
Daniel H. Rosen
Pat Southwood
Ben Brierly
Linda De Nil
Charlie Odum
Steve Woodhea
Andrew Chambers
Pollie and Gary Uttley
David Fry
Joseph Morgan
ISSH teacher Mark Felstehausen (from right), potters Steve Tootell, Roni Ohara and Eric Wedemeyer with Hector Sierra during the opening of the exhibition.
 
Visitors admire the work during the exhibition.
 
9.11 PEACE FOR THE WORLD CONCERT
~Peace loving artists: jam for peace!~
Seven years have passed since the day that changed the world. On September 11th 2008, musicians and artists get together to convey an especial message.
The 20 min. documentary “WE PAINTED THAT DAY” will be projected. This is a video piece about the children of New York and Afghanistan made by Colombian writer and film maker Hector Sierra who will also read his poetry.
Let the power of music and art change the world.
Performers: Rotary Peace Connection (talk, vocals)
NOBU-KC (vocals, key)
Acousphere (guitar duo)
Hideaki Masago (native flute)
Hector Sierra (talk, video, poetry reading)
Fukamachi Jun (Key)
Date: September 11th (Thursday) 2008 
Time: From 19:30 to 22:30 (Doors open at 18:30.)
Place: Cafe & Livespot FJ's
(8 min. walk from Yutenji Station, Tokyu Toyoko Line; 12 min. walk from Nakameguro Station)
Reservations: 03-3760-2825 (only 30 seats available)
Entrance: Open to your gratitude
Especial treat: (all people attending will receive at the entrance a 1000-yen worth food token).
Organized by: Rotary Peace Connection
 
DRAW THIS WORLD-DESPITE ALL, CHILDREN EXPRESS THEMSELVES
Exhibition of art by children suffering from leukemia in Iraq, and children affected by 9.11 in New York and Afghanistan.
Date: October 6th~12th, 2008
Time: From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm (last day open until 3:00 p.m.)
Place: Aoyama Gakuin University (Shibuya Campus) 7 Building, 1F
(5 min. walk from Omotesando Station, 10 min. walk from Shibuya station)
Entrance: Free
Organized by: Blue Birds
A message from Blue Birds:
“Blue Birds is a group of Aoyama Gakuin University students of the International Politics School. Our first event was the projection of the documentary film『Little Birds』 by Takeharu Watai about the children in Iraq. This exhibition will be our second event. Imagination is very important for us. All the drawings at this exhibition have a different story. You are encouraged not only to watch these drawings, but also to imagine. Surely, you will feel and understand a lot of things.”

For more info: dtw08picture@yahoo.co.jp
Blue Birds` blog (in Japanese) at http://blue-birds.at.webry.info/
 
Japanese musician and artist ISHII TATSUYA` donates daruma to ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS.
This original doll was the start for the creation of a large collection of very mysterious faces that can be seen at:

TATUYA ISHII EXHIBITION 2008
- KAODAMA -


From January 31st to February 17th 2008
at the Mori Arts Center Gallery [Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52 F]
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Ishii Tatsuya`s “first” daruma is a donation to support the activities of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS.
See above links about KAODAMA.
TATSUYA ISHII OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ROPPONGI HILLS OFFICSIAL WEBSITE [MONTHLY SCHEDULE]

 
A Plan for the Reconstruction of the Great Buddhas of Bamyan
And The Revitalization of the Economy of the Bamyan Valley


The reconstruction of the Great Buddhas is not being considered at the moment because the material reconstructing of what used to be sand sculptures carved in the mountains would prove very difficult (the structure was considerably damaged during the dynamite explosions, it would be necessary to demolish what was left after the explosions)

However, during ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS activitities in the Bamyan valley, it was learnt that the local community (the villagers, the teachers, the local children), although devoted Muslims, desired the restoration of the Great Buddhas for a number of reasons:

- "The Great Buddhas were part of Bamyan".
- "They were the symbols of Bamyan".
- "They existed before Islam".
- "The Buddhas are not gods".
- "They were left by God as heritage for the Bamyan people".
- If reconstructed, "they would be an attraction encouraging many people to visit the area, benefiting Bamyans".
- Their reconstruction would undo the intolerant and destructive actions of the Talibans who also prohibited photography, television, music, etc., looted and destroyed the Kabul Museum, Kabul's National Art Gallery, etc.

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE GREAT BUDDHAS OF BAMYAN COULD BE ACHIEVED NOT MATERIALLY BUT VIRTUALLY (HOLLOGRAPHICALLY)!


The 14th of every month (the day the Buddhas were destroyed) just before sunset, the images of the Buddhas would be projected with a laser beamed from the hill that is just in front of the caves across the valley. The now inexistent Buddhas ("Salsal" and "Shamama", as they have been nicknamed by the locals) would reappear again in the empty caves for one only minute. It would be a minute of silence in memory of those fallen during the war. People attending would be encouraged to stand in silence for one minute and pay their respects to the memory of thousands of Afghans who perished during the wars.

!) This long-term plan of reconstructing virtually the Great Buddhas would not be expensive for it would last only one symbolical minute (projection during the summer time only, when most tourists would visit, can also be considered).
!!) It wouldn't affect what remains of the standing Buddhas (that could be affected if a material reconstruction is attempted).
!!!) The laser beamed would be projected from the military post on the top of the hill so that the equipment could be protected.
!V) The projection of the Buddhas during one symbolical minute (actually it can be longer) would attract hundreds of tourists who would visit the picturesque Bamyan region that my also develop other tourist spots (like the amazing lapiz lazuli blue lakes of Band-e-Amir located not far away. See: http://www.aca.gq.nu/).

     

Rebuilding the Great Standing Buddhas would mean:

!) The accomplishment of the aspirations of the local Bamyan community.
!!) The long-term revitalization of the local economy of Bamyan by empowering its inhabitants to create their own wealth (at the moment they depend on humanitarian aid delivered by international NGOs and UN agencies).
!!!) The long-term diversification of the local economy that at the moment is solely agricultural.
!V) An invaluable contribution to bolster the economy of the whole of Afghanistan as foreign tourists and domestic travelers would visit Bamyan and other areas of Afghanistan.
V) The acceleration if the reconstruction and recovery of lost and looted heritage (which is one of the commitments of the new Afghan Interim Administration).
 
 
MY CITY
(Kosovska Mitrovitsa)
A drawing by Kosov@ Albanian
Burim Mehvle
11 years old
 
MY CITY
(Kosovska Mitrovitsa)
A drawing by Kosov@ Albanian
Lavdim Meholli
9 years old
 
MY CITY
(Kosovska Mitrovitsa)
A drawing by Kosov@ Serbian
Nemanya Filimonovich
7 years old
 
MY DREAM
by Miakhti Zubaev
7 years old
Chechnya
 
BEAUTY
by Fatima Zakhaeva
9 years old
Chechnya
 
MY DREAM
by Mirza Barchashvili
10 years old
Chechnya
 
MY DREAM TOWN
by David Kavtarashvili
13 years old
Chechnya
 
Children of schools by Ground Zero decorate a daruma in collaboration with Japanese children.
 
Japanese children decorate a white daruma and paint one of the eyes while wishing peace on earth.
 
Children affected by September 11 after decorating the "daruma of peace" that will be completed by Afghanistan children.
ARTISTS OF THE WORLD is the program of ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS under which celebrated artists, outstanding artisans or young promising artists support the activities of the humanitarian organization of the artists
 
12 JAPANESE DOLLS
 
is the first exhibition of ARTISTS OF THE WORLD.
 
Eminent artists of the world, chosen for the exceptional quality of their work, are asked to contribute to this exhibition by donating their talent in a very artistic way, that is, by decorating in their own style and technique a white daruma.
 
 
A daruma is a Japanese doll with no eyes. People buy darumas on New Year or when starting an important activity. Upon making a desire people paint one of the eyes; and when the desire comes true, only then they paint the second eye.
 
Participating artists include:
 
JEAN MARIE ZACCHI, French painter and honorary president of the French Artists Association.
 
LILIANA BURSACH, outstanding ex-Yugoslavian (now Serbia and Montenegro) painter from Belgrade. Risking her life, LILIANA BURSACH has created art on the bridge of the divided city of Kosovska Mitrovitsa (Kosov@).
 
TAFIL PECI (Tafa), promising young Albanian artist from the South of segregated Kosovska Mitrovitsa (Kosov@).
 
SAKURAI TAKAYOSHI, distinguished contemporary nihonga painter.
 
OMAR RAYO, celebrated Colombian painter living in New York.
 
CHRIS EARNSHAW, a British teacher of Japanese callygraphy. A neurologist by education CHRIS EARNSHAW is also is the author of several books.
 
SANJE ELLIOTT, remarkable American painter of traditional Tibetan (Thangka) paintings.
 
 
BORIS EGHIASARIAN, talented and very promissing Armenian artist living in Ukraine.
 
KADOWAKI SHUNICHI, notable painter of shunga (Japanese erotic painting).
 
LI YU XING, promising Chinese artist and designer, Li Yu Xing is a very active promoter and teacher of contemporary calligraphy in Japan.
 
HERI DONO, astonishing avantgardistic artist from Indonesia, called South Asia's Picasso.
 
JADRANKA STOJKOVIC. Known as a singer and composer (her credits include the theme-song of the Olympic Games in Sarayevo,1984), JADRANKA STOJKOVIC (read Yadranka Stoikovich) is a Bosnian painter living in Japan.
 
NANA KAWATA. Young and very promissing Japanese artist prematurely deceased at age 25. A postomous work, Nana Kawata's daruma will be decorated by her sister using motifs of Nana's work before her sudden decease.
 
* Japanese names are written in the Japanese way with the family name followed by the first name.
 
 
 
 

YAMAUCHI Kazuaki is
a member of
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS.

Venezuelan artist
Laura Stagno
joins ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS.

Kenzi MURABAYASHI
 
Artist, sculptor, illustrator.
"I want to transmit and re-create those important things that already exist."
 
ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS / ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES
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Tel & fax: 81-3-6318-2141
e-mail: pr@artwit.org
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