African Series

African Series

In his Peace Proposal submitted to the United Nations in 2001, Min-On Founder Daisaku Ikeda said, “Africa is the birthplace of humankind. It has been a continent of hope, giving rise to a rich diversity of civilizations since ancient times which have given humanity numerous blessings in many areas, including philosophy and science. It has long been my belief that the 21st century must be the century of Africa.” Based on this conviction, and to develop friendships with various African countries and contribute to the realization of an African century, the Min-On Concert Association initiated its first cultural exchange with an African nation in 1971. Since 1999, Min-On has engaged in the concert series entitled A Musical Voyage across Africa, which aims to introduce a variety of rich musical and dance cultures unique to the African countries, each of which has its own distinctive ethnic and tribal heritage.

Concert History

The National Ballet of the Republic of Guinea in 1975The National Ballet of the Republic of Guinea in 1975 Kenyan National Dancers and Drummers in 1991Kenyan National Dancers and Drummers in 1991 African Pop Group “Tatunane” from Tanzania in 1992African Pop Group “Tatunane” from Tanzania in 1992 The World of Madagascan Music in 2007The World of Madagascan Music in 2007
  • July 1971 - GuineaThe National Ballet of the Republic of Guinea
  • March 1991 - KenyaKenyan National Dancers and Drummers
  • March 1992 - EgyptEgyptian Heritage Dance Troupe Al-Tannoura and the National Arab Music Ensemble
  • July 1992 - NigeriaThe National Troupe of Nigeria
  • October 1992 - TanzaniaAfrican pop group Tatunane
  • October 1995 - South AfricanAfrican percussion group Amampondo
  • December 1997 - GhanaGhana at Forty exhibition at Min-On Center
  • August 1999 - EthiopiaA Musical Voyage across Africa (1) – Ethiopian National Folk Music and Dance Troupe
  • August 2001 - ZambiaA Musical Voyage across Africa” (2) – Zambia National Dance Troup
  • August 2003 - Morocco“A Musical Voyage across Africa” (3) – The Music of Morocco with Amina Alaoui, Tachinouit and Gnawa
  • August 2005 - Senegal“A Musical Voyage across Africa (4) – Senegal’s National Ballet “La Linguere”
  • August 2007 - MadagascarA Musical Voyage across Africa (5) – The World of Madagascan Music
  • September 2010 - CameroonA Musical Voyage across Africa (6) – The National Ballet of Cameroon