Convention Center at Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
Japanese taiko drums have been enthralling audiences for 2000 years- in religious ceremonies, in festivals, for rain and crops, even on the battlefields as soldiers prayed for elusive victory. Under the talented leadership of Takemasa Ishikura, who has influenced the group to play both traditional music as well as composed arrangements, the Matsuriza drum troupe is now a regular at W....
Junko Fujiyama is a Japanese singer/songwriter who performs all over the United States. She has worked with several bands( Fujiyama Roll etc.) as the lead singer and has also become a solo performer. She has performed at many cultural events, benefits, music festivals, nightclubs, and anime conventions, such as IKKiCON, Ichibancon, Ohayocon, Tsubasacon, Japan Fest Atlanta, National Cherry Blossom Festival, International Festival of Raleigh, Troika Music Festival, Carrboro Music Festival, Taste of Durham Festival, Meredith College, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Cat's Cradle, Motorco Music Hall, Pour House, The Broad Street Cafe, The Cave, Local 506, Casbah, Pinhook, Kings Barcade, Sadlack's, etc....
This is Mr. Amao’s 3rd year with JapanFest. He is bringing back the audience participated style performance, “Samurai Boot Camp” as it was demanded by overwhelming number of visitors. He is also performing Off-Broadway style Samurai shows at the Performing Art Center....
Candy Miyuki is the world first female “Amezaikushi”, a candy sculpture artist. The origin of candy artistry dates back over 250 years, in the Edo Era. Candy artists were originally the stars of citizen entertainers in street corners and local folk festivals....
Mineko is a co-author of Sushi for Dummies. She will be demonstrating the “Table Manner of Japanese cuisine” which will include “How to hold and use Hashi appropriately” and “How to eat Sushi in the good manner” both on the stage and at the workshops....
Miami MC melds Latin rap, bass, and crunk for his own successful brand of street hop. ~ Rovi
Since 1997, Enrique Iglesias has been a one-man ambassador of global culture. His fusion of pop, R&B, Latin and rock rhythms has helped catapult him beyond the limitations of genres, geography and language: making him one of the decades’ biggest stars with worldwide sales of over 40 million copies, 9 platinum or multi-platinum CDs, 19 #1 Billboard Latin hits, more than any other artist in the chart’s history, and over a half dozen top 10 singles on the Billboard Top 100....
Trans-Siberian Orchestra was formed in 1996 by Paul O'Neill who immediately approached long time friends and collaborators Robert Kinkel and Jon Oliva to form the core of the writing team. While producing and writing for a number of years with various rock groups Paul was always looking for ways to make the music have greater and greater emotional impact....
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