Fringe Event Schedule

Aug. 18 (Fri) 10:00-12:30


Toyo Miyoshi & Dioubate Family

Toyo Miyoshi is a pioneer Japanese Djembé fusion musician. He performed in over 13 countries.  Djembé in his opinion fits all kinds of music and is a great tool to connect with people worldwide. Playing with Alama & Lansei Dioubate family from Guinea.



I’m happy to be participating with my acoustic guitar again for this annual celebration. I look forward to sharing my nature-themed instrumental music and songs that were inspired by daily life.


Special Fringe “khaki”

Born from urban and natural setting, khaki’s chill sounds are crystal clear. The guitar unit based in Tokyo features sound designer and drummer KUJUN and guitarist Mineo Ogasawara.

Aug. 19 (Sat) 10:00-14:05


studio ujiyama

studio ujiyama is based in the Sawada area of Sado offering classes for 2 year olds to adults in numerous genres of dance performance and movement. I’ll be dancing my fullest – thanks for your support.



This all-male wadaiko unit was formed when its members met in high school. The group rehearses everyday, aiming to “produce sound with care and rich expression.” Based in Fuchu, Tokyo, this newly-formed, youthful group is preparing for contests and engaging in volunteer activities.


Masaya Combo Project

A jazz band based in Tokyo, this is the fourth appearance of Masaya Combo Project at the Sado Island Fringe! We offer music that feels good, to go along with the ocean breeze.


Special Fringe “The Electronic and the Primitive”


Singing Meditation KIRTAN Yoshiki Horita with Friends

Kirtan is the chanting of Sanskrit mantras to the sounds of the harmonium, an Indian traditional instrument – and experiencing the vibrations of the sound with the heart and body. This chanting of sacred mantras and the repetition of call and response in prayer have also been called “singing meditation.” Singing with gratitude and prayer can free our hearts from the distractions of daily life that are easily disrupted by our thoughts and feelings, and find calmness. Yoshiki Horita, who offers love and smiles through kirtan workshops and voice and breath therapy throughout Japan will lead this session. We hope Fringe audiences will participate and join us in our singing prayers!


Special Fringe “Salsagumtape”

20 (Sun) 10:00-14:00


Sama harit

Founded last year in Sado, this African drumming and dance team rehearses weekly. This is the first year we will be participating in the Fringe, but we will have support from our sister city of Saitama. Let’s have fun together!


Feet on the ground

The feet strike the ground, the voices float in the air …A journey around songs of the world, accompanied by body percussion!
FEET On the GrOund ! Was born in 2013 from the encounter of Lilian Akemi and Sandrine Monlezun. Two artists, two universes that only wanted to meet: the one of body music, which Lilian explored and practiced during many years in Brazil, her native country, and the one of world music that Sandrine discovers in the course of her travels and encounters, from Eastern Europe to India, Bali and Japan.


Special Fringe “Yasukasu Kanou (shinobue) with Takafumi Imaizumi (guitar) Concert”



This year, Sadrum powers up with larger instruments. We also have special guests: African djembe master Solo Keita, who hails from Sanbarara village in the Hamana region of Guinea, also known as the home of the djembe, will be performing on African drums and Claire Okamoto will be performing African dance! Join us for this exuberant show!


Wind Ensemble Sado

This wind instrument ensemble is based in Sado.

*The performance times indicated above include set-up, performance and strike.