MAMC Night   *Booked out

MAMC Night is an event held exclusively for all MAMC Members. The first MAMC Night of 2009 will feature a gallery tour by Nanjo Fumio, which we promise will be full of behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the exhibition. There will also be a live performance by sitar player Yoshida Daikichi, whose dynamic performances we witnessed at the MAMC Annual Cocktail Party held on Friday, 5 December, 2008. We look forward to making this an exciting night and hope very much you will join us!

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 20 January 2009; 19:00-22:00 (Reception 18:45-)
* Last admission at 21:30
VENUE: Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F)
SUPPORT: Taguchi Co., Ltd.
ATTENDANCE:   Open to all MAMC Individual Members
* Visitors who wish to join MAMC on the day can also attend the event.
Benefactor: up to 2 guests
Fellow: up to 1 guest
Friend/Student/Artist: members only
ADMISSION: Free for all participants
* ATTENTION * •Members and their guests must enter at the same time.
Please note that entrance procedure may take some time if you are joining or renewing your membership on the day.
(MAM Information Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00)

[Gallery Tour by Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum):Behind-the-scenes of "Chalo! India!"]

TIME: 19:15- (tour will take approximately 60 minutes)
* For those who wish to join the tour, please gather at the entrance hall on Mori Tower 53F, five minutes prior to the announced starting time. Advance reservations are not necessary.

[Live Performance by sitar player Yoshida Daikichi]

TIME: 20:30-
VENUE: Gallery 1, Mori Art Museum
* The event will be standing only.
Please make your way to the venue before the announced starting time.
<Yoshida Daikichi>
From 1996 studied sitar and Indian music theory in India under Ustad (a title indicating mastery) Shujaat Khan. Has released five albums under the name “Saicobaba”, a unit themed on folk instruments and contemporary music that includes Yoshimi from the band “BOREDOMS”. Has also made three albums under the name “Alayavijana” and three albums with the unit “Sitaar-Tah,” which consists of 20 to 30 sitars. Produced “Fatima to Semira” and “Thuri” for UA, a Japanese pop singer, as well as the album “Hamasaki” for Amami-oshima folk singer Asazaki Ikue. Appeared in a number of events such as “Fuji Rock Festival,” the “World Festival of Sacred Music,” started by the Dalai Lama and the NHK educational TV program “Doremino-terebi UA-to-utaou.” Also headlined for “Sonic Youth” during their Japan tour. In addition, has participated in a variety of recordings and live performances.

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MAMC Annual Cocktail Party   *Booked out

This year's Annual Cocktail Party is inspired by the Mori Art Museum's 5th Anniversary Exhibition "Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art." For the live music performance by Yoshida Daikichi, sitar player, several speakers will be installed throughout the venue, conveying the sounds in carefully staggered succession. We encourage you to partake in this three-way interactive conversation with Indian music and Yoshida Daikichi.
Furthermore, Chris Tomoko, who you know from our regular J-WAVE BOOM TOWN ART PICNIC events, will be in attendance! She is sure to engage in some lively and entertaining discussions with Yoshida Daikichi and Nanjo Fumio.
And there's more! An Indian wine tasting counter will be set up inside the venue. Did you know that India and wine have a long and deep relationship? Descriptions of grapevines are found as early as in the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana. The word "wine" derives from the Sanskrit word "vena," which means "loving." As wine lovers are now discovering the pleasures of Indian wines, we hope you too take this opportunity to savor the rich and full-bodied flavors of Indian wine.
Last but not least, special lotteries will also be held, with party attendees in the running for a selection of wonderful gifts. With all this - and of course the art, too - it is sure to be a memorable night!

DATE & TIME: Friday 5 December, 2008; 19:00-21:00 (Reception 18:30-)
VENUE: Roppongi Hills Club, the club room I (Mori Tower 51F)
* Note: The venue has been changed from the club room II & III to the club room I.
* Dinner will be seating buffet style.
GUEST: Yoshida Daikichi (musician, sitar player)
Chris Tomoko (navigator; MAMC Honorary Member)
ATTENDANCE:   MAMC Benefactor and Fellow members
* Each member may bring up to two guests.
FEE: MAMC member ¥8,000/person (tax included)
Guest of member ¥10,000/person (tax included)
* Please make your payment by cash or credit card at the reception on the day of the party.
BOOKING: Please book by e-mail or telephone with your name, membership number, contact information, and the name of your accompanied guest(s), before Friday, 21 November.

MAMC, Mori Art Museum Membership Program
Tel: 03-6406-6123 (10:00-18:00, weekdays only) /

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