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KAGAWA

Jazzy, African sounds feature at Kagawa gig

by Reimi Dasdeb

Staff Writer

Among the numerous music festivals taking place in Japan this summer is the COS Music Festa in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture.

A one-day affair, the main attractions will be performances by big-band jazz ensembles SKG Jazz Orchestra and the Arest Hawaiian Band. Along with those acts will be performances of traditional African music that should definitely get the crowd on their feet.

COS Music Festa is a biannual event, taking place once in July and once in September. It’s organized by a group of volunteers that hope to connect people of all ages through music.

No two festivals are the same. The event is held in different locations and features a distinct lineup of performers every time it is held.

The 9th COS Music Festa takes place on July 9 at Marugame Citizens Plaza in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. The event runs from 6 p.m. till 9:30p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (090) 2827-1811.