Starting in 2009 as a unique type of music festival in a culture where one has never existed, KMC has established itself as an annual event and a destination for international musicians looking to perform in Japan, as well as a model for other internationally minded music festivals in Japan.
In an effort to show the uniqueness of Osaka, KMC 2019 will focus on sharing the culture and personality of Osaka with the rest of the world through the eyes of musicians and visual artists. From Sept. 20 - 22 artists from all over the world will put their talent on display at various venues in Osaka City.
From Jan. 15 - Mar. 15, KMC will be accepting applications from musicians and visual artists interested in sharing their talent at KMC 2019. Selected artists will have opportunities to perform, network and attend seminars that can help to make new connections and boost careers.
Every 4th Saturday of the month, KMC Vibes introduces both Japanese and non-Japanese artists performing in the Kansai area.
KMC Executive Board
Duane Levi - Production/Planning
Mamico Sugaya - Translation/Artist Relations
Alexander Michaelson - Artist Relations/Planning
Junya Okabe - Interpreting/Translation
Minori Tashiro - Volunteer Coordination
David Whitaker - Tokyo Rep/Live Audio
Ivan Martinez - Photography/Videography