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Makoto Nomura
Senju Pun-filled Music Festival Lecture & Concert
“Welcome Memet to Gedai!”

Puns, Bahasa, and Gamelin!

  • Music ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Workshop

Ganbaru (“Do your best”/”Go for it”), arama (“Oh, dear!”), akan, ikan (“Oh, no!”) and otaku (“nerd”). All these Japanese expressions have something in common: they are words that exist in Indonesian, although in that language they have different meanings. The first of a regular series of Senju Dajare (“Pun”) Music Festivals in March was a great success, bringing a large number of groups together. And this fall the event will change direction, taking an in-depth look at the relationship between Japanese and Indonesian, two languages said to resemble each other, rethinking the technique and the making of puns, and moving “pun music” ahead with elements of Indonesia’s gamelan and traditional Japanese music. Come out and experience this intermingling of Indonesian and Japanese language and music.

Details of Program

Nov 10 (Sun), 2013 Start: 17:30 (Open: 17:00)

Free (Reservations required; the first 100 applicants will be admitted)

Makoto Nomura, Memet Chairul Slamet), Pun Music Festival Study Group, others


Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Tel: 03-6806-1740 /13:00 – 18:00 (except Tue and Thu)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music
Adachi City


Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus, Studio A