Katy Perry at True Colors Festival, more diversity and inclusion. True Colors Festival, a long-running international performing arts gathering in Japan, announced Katy Perry as a special guest.
Katy Perry True Colors Festival
Katy Perry is the great artistic novelty of the True Colors Festival to be held at the Tokyo Garden Theater in Japan, on the nights of November 19 and 20. Katy Perry and all the artists will perform at both concerts.
She wrote the hymns that fill concert halls, parades, and protests that celebrate and fight for diversity and inclusion. Hits like Roar and Firework have become the soundtrack for countless movements and continue to be the rallying cry for positive change in communities around the world.
Perry has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2013 and used her powerful voice to secure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection. She has also been an advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and has received numerous awards for her work.
Artists on stage include virtuoso violinist Adrian Anantawan (Canada); drummer Alvin Law (Canada); vocalist and 2nd finalist of The Voice Italia, Federico Martello; vocalist Harumi (Japan); multi-instrumentalist Johnatha Bastos (Brazilian); the dancer Kenta Kambara from Japan, among others.
The show will provide a suite of accessibility features that will allow as many people as possible to experience the concert. These include Japanese signals, international signals, real-time closed captioning, audio description, and on-site standby staff for all guests who need assistance. This will be the first time that so many accessibility features have been included in an event of this magnitude.
The Nippon Foundation
Creative and Music Director Sydney Tan says putting this together “has been a crazy mountain ride across time zones and language barriers using WhatsApp, FaceTime, Email and Zoom. Incredible levels of performance will be experienced in a show with the highest production values, with True Colors artists performing alongside the one and only Katy Perry. But beyond that, I think it will be our privilege to get a glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary artists, and we hope we all walk away feeling like we’re part of a family.”
The show is presented by The Nippon Foundation (TNF), which has long supported the rights of people with disabilities by working to create an inclusive society that empowers people of all abilities to live their lives with dignity and pursue their dreams. .
This includes establishing access to education from primary to tertiary level, addressing employment and low wage issues, and more recently, supporting refugees with disabilities from Ukraine.
“Around 15% of the world’s population lives with some kind of disability, and this number is increasing. We are proud to announce the incredible Katy Perry as our guest artist. She will help bring world attention to the immense talent of these amazing and diverse artists whose talents are an inspiration to all of us. We strive to build a more inclusive world where everyone is seen and heard,” says Ichiro Kabasawa, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation.