Tortuga Rumba

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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Open Mic

We are fortunate to have a great group of talented people in Joetsu. Due to their enthusiasm every Open Mic is a successful one.

Our goal for the Open Mic is to provide an avenue for those who want to express any talent they have as well as bringing people together.

We try to use music or any art form to bridge the local residents and the international community together. The international community take advantage of this opportunity and shine on stage. However, in the past three Open Mics we have seen an increase of Japanese coming on stage.

We had people forming new groups on the same night of the Open Mic, without ever meeting, rehearsing and performing beforehand. Those tend to be the best acts. Thank you for supporting live music wherever you are.