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Japanese Fusion Band “NeM”


NeM is the combination of 5 Japanese musicians living in The UK and Italy, including HJ veteran Hibiki Ichikawa. The group’s name, “NeM”, holds the meaning of the sound of Japanese instruments dancing through peoples’ minds throughout the world, and they have been attracting attention since starting activity earlier in 2014. Through solo activities and collaboration across Europe, these five people who have trained strong musical abilities have produced a wide repertoire, both original music and arrangement of local music with the motifs of Japanese traditional music and folk songs. Traditional folk-songs from all round the world and different countries’ nostalgic sounds. Please enjoy the performance of this unique interweaving of Japanese and Western music by NeM on our main stage on Saturday evening!