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Event review: INSPIRE TOKYO 2023. Urban culture festival resonates with the World

2023.7.26

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Upcoming dance & vocal groups dominated the last day

On the last day, five groups performed: MAZZEL, BOYNEXTDOOR, OWV, BALLLISTIK BOYZ and BE:FIRST. Unlike the first two days, the last day featured an array of dance and vocal groups that are now taking the world by storm.

MAZZEL, making their first appearance at the event, gave a fresh and energetic performance.

MAZZEL

BOYNEXTDOOR, a six-member group from South Korea, performing in Japan for the first time, captivated the enthusiastic audience with their fresh and vivid presence.

BOYNEXTDOOR
BOYNEXTDOOR

Boy band OWV presented an image as an alternative boy group, cool yet swinging to laughter in their MC, while BALLISTIK BOYZ, currently based in Thailand, conveyed through their performance a further sharpened strength and resilience.

OWV
OWV
BALLISTIK BOYZ
BALLISTIK BOYZ

BE:FIRST, the closing act of the festival, engaged the entire audience with a performance that simultaneously evoked both a sense of nerve-sharpening perfection and the possibility of a future where they will spread their wings and fly out into the wide world. The last day was a day that embodied the ideal of INSPIRE TOKYO, which aims to be a festival bringing Tokyo and the rest of the world together in other words, resonating with the world.

BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST
BE:FIRST

INSPIRE TOKYO 2023 showcased the music culture Japan has cultivated and hopes for the future with a variety of live performances. With J-WAVE their unique dynamism and vitality which has continued to bring new music and values to people in this country, INSPIRE TOKYO 2023 was an event different from other festivals and showcase events.

INSPIRE TOKYO 2023

On the official site, photos of each performer’s report and set lists are now available.
https://www.j-wave.co.jp/special/inspire2023/

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