Date: 23rd July
Venue: Charlton Park, Malmesbury,Wiltshire, SN16 9DG
London Bon Dancers was formed with talented Japanese performers based in London, bringing the exciting dance and music fever of Japan to the UK and Europe. They first appeared at the City of London Festival in the summer of 2006, and soon became popular for festivals and events, being invited to Whitby Musicport festival 2007, Standon Calling Festival 2008, Japanese Garden Party at Hammersmith Park, and London Japan Matsuri Festival 2009 and many others. London Bon Dancers also offer workshops for schools and local communities. At WOMAD, the largest world music festival in the world, London Bon Dancers will give a performance and a workshop.
Line up: Akiko Satoh, Haruka Kuroda, Kyoko Morita, Azusa Ono, Yoshiko Tanaka, Yuka Sano (London Bon Dancers) Kumiko Suzuki, Keisuke Moriya, Yoshinori Hayashi (Taiko), Alika Mochida (vocal), Hibiki Ichikawa (Tsugaru Shamisen), Shun Sato (Shamisen), Emi Watanabe (Fue)