Written bwlow is the manuscript of my speech of 2012.10.27(233th) Kurume Toastmasters Club
the title was “Music the great culture.
Thease is my honest feeling and my thinking to go forward.
Good evening fellow toastmasters.
Today, I am going to talk about the Music. It’s Power of Music.
I believe that music is the great culture that created by human being.
Do you like Music?
Yes I like music. I like karaoke very much. I do sing as karaoke, many type of song usually after drink with very comfortable mood.
If you want to listen to my voice and if we have a time, I would like to give you some song with my real voice anyway.
Which kind of music do you like to listen?
I like to listen to wide area of music such as J-Pop, American-pop, country music, The Beatles, Classic, Jazz, and Enka for Karaoke.
Recently I have started to listen to old J-Pop music. One of my best J-pop artists is Barbie boys, do you know?
I was enjoying their sounds more than 20 years ago. Recently I have started to listen again Barby Boys mainly in my car with long time of blank to listen. That sound gives me very fresh mood in my over busy days and interestingly, reminding me my naughty 20’s.
I like classic music too. I cannot play any instrument but I like to listen to piano sound, violin sound and spectacular orchestra sound. My most favorite composer is ルートヴィヒ・ヴァン・ベートーヴェンLudwig van Beethoven. He created many type of concerto, symphony, and symphony with chorus such as “Daiku” famous symphony No.9 of Beethoven. I like his violin sound very much, such as violin concerto Rondo and my best of Beethoven is “Romance for violin”. This sound makes relief my weary brain.
I like Jazz. But I do not have any specific artist to listen.
However, I have a friend who play saxophone. He plays several type of saxophone.
It is very good. I like his performance. I met him Park Tashiro near my home at night. He was practicing at there before he plays in some café house. A several month ago when he was practicing at park, I walked to Tashiro park and I found him. He did not recognize that I was approaching to him and listen to his saxophone near him. He was practicing with concentration. I asked when he was changing his number.
Do you usually practicing here? Are you a professional?
He said that he is not a professional player. But he said that he has experienced to play at New York in his young age. He makes very beautiful sound and it suite for a bar with scotch or bourbon whisky or coffee. It was nice meeting and I loved his saxophone sound. From then, Jazz of saxophone sound became my favorite music.
I change some stories.
I am a supporting member of ra-forjurne a classic music festival event held in Tosu in Golden week. That event was started two years ago and gathering more than 60southands of people every year. It is big event of Tosu.
And also I am one of the host organizing intercommunion events of the party of handicapped people. Las year, in the Christmas time, I have hosted the concert of Joy club which is the band located in Fukuoka that was grouped mentally handicapped people. We call such handicapped people as “challenged”. Some of the member here also enjoyed their performance that Christmas concert.
Why am I hosting such music event? Can you imagine?
Because I believe that the music is great. Everyone can enjoy with same feeling. We healthy people like to listen to music, and those challenged people also likes to listen and likes to perform, and mostly enjoying the music.
That is the reason why I promote musical event as intercommunion event with healthy people and challenged people.
And the aim of this event is to promote recognition of challenged people who are there, near you naturally. They have a same right to live and enjoy with same social area.
If you know challenged person who live near you, and know each other you can naturally support their activities, not as expertise of handicapped people care.
Especially when some disaster happens like big earthquake or flood, you can stand by he/she that could cure person anxieties. You have a capability of caring such persons.
To make a social world that everyone could live naturally in the same social area is the goal of my life work. It is called normalization.
Anyway the music has a great potential for each others.
Each others means general people and the people called challenged.
The music has a potential as a trigger for intercommunion that is mean knowing each others.
That is the reason why I am supporting musical event with challenged.
There are many great challenged musicians such as Nobuyuki Tujii. He is blind and his Piano gives sensational impression to people in the world and became very famous artist.
Tomoko Arakawa and family ensemble. She is a Down syndrome. She plays sweet recorder performance. Her father and elder brother play flute, and mother play piano all supporting her performance. You could hear great and sweet music from this band and it is promote your sweet and kind mind.
If I have time I would like to introduce some of other great challenged musicians. But Today I do not have enough time. May be the next time.
I am thinking and started to act to hold musical event in my home town.
I would like to add those people entry to Ra-forjurune a musical event in Tosu. If we could those artist incorporated into this kind of big musical event and having other many small session or concert at any place in town. And if we all people could enjoy with participating same musical event, intercommunion, knowing each other party could be promoted efficiently.
You see? What I wanted to say today.
Music has a great potential and the great culture of human being.
If you want to enjoy with music, we go karaoke some time.
Thank you very much.