PEACE@Peace Action 2001-2005

"PEACE AND HEART SONG CONCERT" 2001-2005
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chirashi03.jpg    The 1st "Peace and heart song concert" was started at 7 p.m. on November 10, 2001.  The performers were Hiroe ABE and Norihiro SASAYAMA.  They played 2 hours in front of the big Buddha in the main hall of Seigan-ji Temple (Shinkyogoku, Kyoto, Japan).  They played 18 songs included SASAYAMA's original song "Afghan Seigan" and ABE's original song "Hachigatsu-no Border Line".  About 70 persons joined the concert and the hall was full of peace and a warm  atmosphere.  The admission fee of the concert was donation.  Uzura Music gathered contributions from the audience totalling 108,664 yen (about 1,000 USD) and sent them to NGO "Peshawar-Kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area. 
    You can listen to the live recording in the CD "HIROE ABE . NORIHIRO SASAYAMA (peace-1)" from  Uzura Music Co.
    The 2nd "Peace and heart song concert" was started at 3 p.m. on November 10, 2002 at Seigan-ji Temple.  The performers were Hiroe ABE and Norihiro SASAYAMA.  It was clear fine day but I felt a little cold in the evening.  Uzura Music gathered contributions from the audience totalling 25,090 yen (about 230 USD) and sent them to NGO "Peshawar-Kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area.
    In 2003, we held a concert and a photo exhibition.  The concert was started at 7 p.m. on November 8.  The performers were; SHERRY with TOMITA Tamito, Tsuki-to Kaeru (Moon & Frog), and James KOHLMAN.  They played over 2 hours in front of the big Buddha in the main hall of Seigan-ji Temple.  The performers, from Japan, Canada and the U.S. joined together on the stage.  The hall was full of peace and a warm atmosphere.  Also, the Afghanistan photo exhibition was held on November 8th to the 10th in the same hall.  The photos of the Afghan children were taken by KOJI FUKUSADA (from the NPO "MOGU VILLAGE Project").  Many people earnestly vied them.  The admission fee of the concert was donation.  Uzura Music gathered contributions from the audience totalling 54,463 yen and sent them to NPO "Peshawar-Kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area.  We thank all of you who joined the event!
    The 4th "Peace and heart song concert" was started at 7 p.m. on October 16, 2004 at Seigan-ji Temple.  The performers were HIROE ABE, SUNDARI Mica, SHERRY with TOMITA Tamito.  Uzura Music gathered contributions from the audience totalling 60,031 yen and sent them to NGO "Peshawar-Kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area.

    The 5th "Peace and heart song concert" was started at 7 p.m. on November 12, 2005 at Seigan-ji Temple.  The performers were  SHERRY with TOMITA Tamito, KAMIHITO and Hiroe ABE.  Uzura Music gathered contributions from the audience totalling 56,122 yen and sent them to NGO "Peshawar-Kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area.

    The 6th to 10th "Peace and heart song concert" is on Peace2006-10 page.
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* This is not a project of "Peshawar-Kai", but a contribution to their relief projects.
* Permission by Kyoto Shimbun
* Illustration and design by Gaku NAKAGAWA



CD for the PEACE
CD "HIROE ABE . NORIHIRO SASAYAMA (peace-1)" is the live album of "Peace and heart song concert", 2001.  13 songs include "Afghan Seigan (hope for Afghanistan)".  This is the charity CD.  We send 500 yen each copy to "Peshawar-kai" for medical relief activity in the Afghanistan area.  Uzura Music Co. already sent 100,000 yen (about 900 USD), the donation of 200 copies of this CD in March 2003.  Thank you!  More information is on CD page.

 KYOTO SHIMBUN
(evening news) December 3rd, 2002     *used by permission



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