[Event] Kana Uemura: “J-Pop & American Pop Songs” Performance Night
[Date] Wednesday, April 18, 2018
[Venue] John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage
[Address] 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20566
[Admission] FREE, walk-ins welcome, first come first served
The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, DC, is excited to present Kana Uemura for a night of J-pop and American pop songs at the Kennedy Center‘s Millennium Stage as part of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival. NYC-based Japanese singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kana Uemura is known for her J-pop hits, including the 2010 song “Goddess of the Bathroom” that reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and Oricon Charts. She will perform a mix of J-Pop (Japanese pop music) and American Pop music including her original songs in both Japanese and English. Listeners of all ages from Japanese and American audiences alike have enjoyed her music. Her special appearance and performance is part of the Embassy of Japan’s cultural offerings during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Kana Uemura started her career with street performances as a teenager and made her major debut in Japan in 2005. She became a national star with her 2010 hit “Goddess of the Bathroom.” She moved to New York in 2016 and has been performing the city on a monthy basis. She has released 10 studio albums and 13 singles to date, including, most recently, a cover album featuring hit American classics by the Jackson 5, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, and the Carpenters.
– Kana Uemura (EN): kanauemura.com
– Kana Uemura (JP): uemurakana.com
– Kennedy Center: kennedy-center.org
– JICC: us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc
Presented at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Part of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival