International project planned in Osaka; Evelyn Glennie invited

The International Exchange Project, called "Touch The World Festival," will be held in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture early in the afternoon on December 14, Sunday, 2008, as the news release said.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, a well-known Deaf percussionist from UK, will give a keynote speech as well as her performance.

The admission fee is free. (reservation request)

The event will be sponsored by the Osaka Prefecture Foundation for Promotion of the Regional Welfare, Inc., and the International Exchange Center for Persons with Disabilities (Big Eye; http://big-i.jp/)

The following performers are planned:
Evelyn Glennie (percussion performance)
Mai-taico Asuka Group (Japanese drums performance)
Youth Choir Earth Group (chorus)
Ai Kawashima (band performance)

Glennie, a genius percussionistis who won the Grammy Awards two times, has taken an active role by appearing on the TV and the movies, giving the performance in all parts of the world, involving in welfare and educational projects, etc. For her distinguished services, she was given the title of Dame by the British Royal Family.

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