Held every year since 1988, Earth Celebration (EC) is an outdoor music and performing arts festival hosted by internationally acclaimed taiko ensemble Kodo and its home, Sado Island. Usually people travel from around the world to Sado in the Sea of Japan to enjoy three days of excitement at this festival. But this year, EC will take Sado Island to the world. For the 33rd EC, the festival has adapted its format to bring people together safely during these uncertain times. As a result, EC 2020 will be held exclusively online for a live global audience! The theme for this new-look EC is “Connect with the World on Sado Island.”
Many large-scale events have been canceled around the world due to the global pandemic, but EC is more than just an event. It’s a community and a forum for exchange with a long history. Along with the new online format, we want as many people as possible to join in this year’s EC. So instead of ticketed concerts, we will be streaming the main programme for free. In this unprecedented year, we hope to have unprecedented attendance! Save the dates, subscribe to the official “EC YouTube Channel, and get ready to tune in from your corner of the world!
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