School and University in Tokyo

Friday was a busy day as we had two workshops scheduled. It was a sunny Japanese spring morning when we all ventured to an elementary school in rural Tokyo. We set up the musical instruments in the assembly hall and by 10.30am had around 200 children of all ages sitting in front of us, all placed …

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Concert at the Embassy of India, Tokyo

Today is the day! The day of our biggest concert! so we started it in style by sleeping in till 10am. No one showed up for breakfast, we were all making the most of the first late start in a long time. Eventually we gathered and once some food had been found amongst our supplies, …

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Shibaura House, Tokyo City

We had an early start this morning to get to our first program at Shibaura House in Tokyo City. We introduced meditation to a small group of people with a guided meditation, followed by a shloka recital sung by Nicki. Everyone asked for more music, so towards the end we all sang together a few songs …

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Kindergarten in Minamiosawa

We started the day to the beautiful rising sun and made our way to the Kindergarten in the Minamiosawa area of Tokyo. The program started with the cute four year old kindergarten students who came running and giggling into the rooms. They yelled out “konichiwa!” loudly. We performed songs for the children and a dance that was both …

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Nagaike Nature Centre – Part2

After lunch we all gathered again at the serene and picturesque Nagaike Nature Park for another multicultural performance and meditation workshop. A kuchi pudi dance was performed followed by meditation and music in languages including English, Spanish, African, Hindi & Japanese.  The guests enjoyed the musical performances and participated by clapping and singing along.  The room …

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Elementary School in Hachoiji

This morning we visited an Elementary School in Hachoiji and performed a multicultural concert with a variety of dances and devotional songs in languages including English, African, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi for students aged between 6-12 years.  We were given an overwhelming reception from the young children as they embraced the live performances by dancing …

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Nagaike Nature Centre – Part1

Our first program in Tokyo entailed a visit to the Nagaike Nature Centre which is located within a nature reserve, set amongst beautiful gardens and a lake. Here, we ran a small workshop offering meditation, live music performances and mental silence group activities. The games were thoroughly enjoyed by the guests and allowed us to …

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