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17 August 2015

Sweet memories of “Projet Genji” at “Matsuri-Japon” 2015

We are excited at the idea of meeting everyone again soon , so we are currently working toward making our own full show with new pieces and more surprises.

Today will be a very short article, as I just wanted to do a quick look back at this year Matsuri and share some of our best memories with you guys.

We played two sets and the first event that I wanted to share would be the very end of our first set. That was incredible; you guys gave us so much energy and love. Thank you.

Another special time was that going back into childhood with our fun Super Mario Bros Medley. Even from the stage, we could hear laughs in the audience; I am glad we could make our fans happy and enable them to time travel back in time with us.

“Projet Genji” bring back childhood memories for the fans with their Super Mario Bros Medley.

Kenji, our guitarist, literally sets fire to Attack on Titan with his guitar solo. I personally thought “Wow, he is so cool”.

And to end the show, also in memory of Iwata Satoru… was our Legend of Zelda Medley. The sweet exchange between the piano, the violin and the cello, the crowd clapping, seeing everyone smiles, it was the best time of all…

And to end the show, also in memory of Iwata Satoru… was our Legend of Zelda Medley.

We are so happy and thankful that we got to play in front of such a warm and cheerful audience. Playing at night was also a nice change, and the ambience was simply incredible. This year Matsuri was a complete success and we are looking forward to stand there again on that stage next year as well. We are excited at the idea of meeting everyone again soon, so we are currently working toward making our own full show with new pieces and more surprises.

* For more information about “Projet Genji” and to get free music from us, please visit http://wearegenji.com

“Projet Genji” Matsuri-Japon 2015 members and special guests:
Nika Cantabile – Violin
Shade – Piano
Nicolas Cousineau – Cello
Kenji Suzuki – Guitar

To end it all, a big thanks to Matsuri-Japon staff for the warm welcome, and the early invite for next year… We are happy and proud to be part of that wonderful event. Good job everyone and see you later.

Nika xxx
Fantasy violinist
“Projet Genji”

About “Projet Genji”
Official page: http://wearegenji.com

“Projet Genji” is the Japanese cover project born from the imagination of the rock violinist Nika Cantabile and her native Japanese pianist Shade.
Genji is a Japanese word coming from the kanji 弦 “string” and 詩 “poem”, those characters, representing the nature of the band, an all string ensemble composed of violin, piano, with sometimes cello and guitar as special guests. “Projet” is a wink to Nika’s French mother tongue. So the name “Projet Genji” is a mix of French flavored with Japanese that represents and honors both of Nika and Shade origins.
Years later, “Projet Genji” repertoire now varies from music taken from Japanese movies, anime series and video games. They are often involved in the Montreal Japanese community and played for many occasions such as for the Japan Emperor birthday, yearly performances at the Japanese summer festival “Matsuri Japon” and more recently, “Projet Genji” performed at the International Film Festival “Fantasia 2015” where their first appearance was a complete success.

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