From July 7th to 9th, 2008, the G8 summit will be held at Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan. Numerous anti-summit actions will take place against this haughty meeting which is trying to monopolize and define the course of the world with the so-called 8 major (Group of 8) countries only.
We, too, are disgusted at this absurd meeting. We would like to make spaces of protests, interaction, and solidarity with sounds. This is one of the things we can do to express our disgust.
All this time, we had been drown, misled and confounded by a deluge of textual/visual information and was at first not interested in politics at all. But the impact of music/sounds opened our eyes to social issues. We are fed up with statements, excuses, apologies, policy changes by politicians. With music/sounds, we are going to make spaces of direct exchange, solidarity, and confirmation of our will of resistance in Hokkaido where G8 summit will be held.
Needless to say, musical genre does not matter. Rap, punk, folk, jazz, or whatever, we invite you to come to Hokkaido to express yourself. Unfortunately, we would have to ask you to fund yourself with your travel expenses and since the nature of the events will be benefit events for the movement, we cannot pay performance fee, but we can certainly guarantee performing spaces. Please contact the following email address, if you want to join us in the resistance against the G8 through musical/sound performance and self-expression.
For more information, contact the No-G8 Action Japan/Sound Collective at: