Some of Japan’s top artists gather each year to participate in the Dream Power John Lennon Super Live, a charity concert founded by Yoko Ono to donate schools to deprived children all over the world. The tenth edition of this concert will be held this year – a year that marks the seventieth anniversary of John Lennon’s birth and the thirtieth anniversary of his passing – on the day he died, December 8.
Responding to Yoko’s call, an eclectic mix of artists will perform alongside her. The lineup is highly anticipated every year, and the 2010 edition of the concert features a fantastic lineup consisting of fifteen acts. In addition to Super Live veterans such as Tamio Okuda, Kazuya Yoshii, Yuzu, Kazuyoshi Saito, Kenichi Asai, Love Psychedelico, Bonnie Pink, Keiichi Sokabe, and Michihiko Yanai Project, we have some new blood in Yoshikuni Dochin and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. The singer Cocco will participate not as a musician but as MC, while Kyoka Suzuki will perform a reading of “Imagine” and Sayuri Yoshinaga will provide narration.
With this being an anniversary edition, this year’s concert, the largest John Lennon tribute event in the world, is bound to be more exciting than ever before.
A total of 107 schools in 28 countries will have been donated after this year’s concert.
This annual concert started in 2001 based on Yoko’s call to donate schools to children all over the world, and 95 schools in 26 countries have been donated from the proceeds of the past nine editions. With this year’s concert, we are planning to donate one school each to Haiti (where a major earthquake destroyed many schools), Guatemala, and Mali, as well as two schools each in the Philippines and Senegal, and five schools in Pakistan, for a total of twelve schools in six countries.
We will have surpassed the 100 schools mark, and our total will run up to 107 schools in 28 countries.
Dream Power links
Read more about the schools here: Dream Power: John Lennon Super Live: Building Schools in Asia & Africa
Read more posts about Dream Power here.
John Lennon Music Festival 2010
Dream Power John Lennon Super Live
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2010
Time: Doors/18:00 Start/19:00
Venue: Nippon Budokan
Artists, actors, and creative professionals who have responded to Yoko’s call
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Yoshikuni Dochin (Chemistry)
Love Psychedelico etc.
(Ordered according to the Japanese alphabet)
Michihiko Yanai Project
Cocco (as MC)
Sayuri Yoshinaga (as narrator)
Tribute band, Dr. Winston O’Boogie
Daisuke Kanazawa (Fuji Fabric / keyboards)
Haruhiko Wada (bandleader / keyboards)
Kiyoshi Tsuchiya (guitar)
Susumu Osada (guitar)
Shingo Oshiba (bass)
Takashi Furuta (drums)
Kyodo Tokyo: 0570-064-708
Ticket Pia: 0570-02-9999 (P-code: 120-067)
Lawson Tickets: 0570-084-003 (L-code: 77175)
CN Playguide: 0570-08-9999
For inquires, please contact the John Lennon Music Festival Office
Organized by: John Lennon Music Festival 2010 Executive Committee
Dream Power proponent: Yoko Ono
Honorary musical producer: Sir George Martin
Overall musical producer: Sanae Saito