Mack joined Film Premiere for “Witt and Magical Spirits” – story line – While struggling to be an actor in New York city, WITT is visited from three unexpected visitors who claim to be SPIRITS from another world. Witt starts…
Mack sang Japanese Anime songs in French, at Piano Bar Cozy, Meguro, Tokyo, on November 30 2016. MiyaB of STORM kindly played keyboard for the night.
Japanese Anime in French (Part One):
Doraemon, Ponyo and Gue Gue Gue no Kitaro (with French Rap)
Japanese Anime in French (Part Two):
Honoo no Takaramono (Lupin the Third Le Chateau de Cagliostro), Battlespaceship Yamato, Odoru Ponpokorin, and Message en Rough (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Vocal Mack Okubo
Mack sang Japanese Anime songs in French, at Piano Bar Cozy, Meguro, Tokyo, on August 5 2016. Noriko Sunamoto kindly played keyboard for the night.
Noriko Sunamoto is a music director, composer, arranger, orchestrator and pianist from Japan. Noriko works for several Off-Broadway musical theater such as “702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical”, “Rapunzarella White” and “Triangle The Musical” as a musical director and pianist. Her original Disney-style musical/dance performance “OMOTENASHI Journey” has been performed at such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Bandshell, Central Park.
Japanese Anime in French: Battlespaceship Yamato, Lum’s Love Song, Odoru Ponpokolin and Gue Gue Gue no Kitaro (with French Rap)
Vocal Mack Okubo
Keyboard Noriko Sunamoto
In collaboration with OMOTENASHI JOURNEY, Mack delivered a lecture on global communication for the Mensa Thursday Lecture Series, organized by the Greater New York Mensa, hosted by the Microsoft Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue, New York on July 21, 2016.
[The entire program of Mensa lecture & OMOTENASHI Jorney]
Mack shared his views on the limitation of the language and demonstrate how the language may affect the way people think and communicate, and discuss global communication beyond culture and nationalities. He start his lecture from demonstration of 20 English accents as an ice breaker.
As a part of this lecture, the audience enjoyed the Disney-like musical performance of OMOTENASHI JOURNEY, a group of talented dancers or singers.
“OMOTENASHI” means warmth, understanding, respect, gratitude and kindness, and is also known as the slogan for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. The musical project aims to introduce the hospitality of the Japanese culture to the world through the diversity. This concept is consistent with Mack’s key messages on global communication beyond language.
[Musical Performance Only]
This event was meant to be a collaboration of intellect and performing art to deliver key concepts of global communication.
For OMOTENASHI Journey, visit Norikosunamoto.com
*Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.
Mack had his first duo concert/talk show with Satoko Mori, a pianist and theatre actress in New York on June 29, 2016. Allevents.in New York’s Event announcement Photo Gallery by Andrew Levine: June 29 Lanza’s – Mack and Satoko Mack…