UNIABUJA Japanese Karaoke Competition 2023


Karaoke, a delightful Japanese invention, has captivated hearts worldwide. But how does the University of Abuja intend to bridge the cultural gap and pay homage to this time-honoured tradition? By hosting Nigeria’s inaugural ‘Japanese Language Karaoke Competition’, of course! Interested? Let’s delve into the details of this exceptional event.

The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) is thrilled to extend an invitation to its upcoming Japanese Language Karaoke Competition, set to be a vibrant showcase of music and culture. This cultural extravaganza aims to shed light on Japan’s illustrious karaoke heritage and its deep-seated significance.

Event 🎵 Japanese Language Karaoke Competition
Date 📅 2 November (prelims), 3 November (finals) 2023
Venue 🏛️ University of Abuja Main Campus
Highlights 🎉 ‘Ninja’, ‘Samurai’, ‘Aikido’, ‘Karate’ sessions
Prizes 🥇 Awards for top three places
Requirements 📜 Songs in Japanese, karaoke version required
Participation 🎤 Solo or group (up to 3 members)
Scoring Criteria 📊 Pronunciation, pitch, rhythm, expression (40 points each)

The Origins of Karaoke

While many enjoy belting out tunes in karaoke bars worldwide, few realize that karaoke was birthed in Japan. This entertainment form is deeply entrenched in Japanese culture, with people of all ages frequently participating.

UNIABUJA Japanese Language Karaoke Competition

Event Details

In celebration of Japan Culture Day, UNIABUJA has planned an array of events, fostering a deeper appreciation for Japanese culture. With esteemed guests flying in from Japan, this presents an unparalleled opportunity for cultural immersion.

Key event details include:

  • Date: 2 November 2023 (Preliminary rounds) & 3 November 2023 (Final round)
  • Venue: University of Abuja Main Campus
  • Director: Mitsuaki MORITA, Director, Japanese Language and Culture Institute

Why Join the Karaoke Competition?

The competition isn’t merely about singing; it’s a quest to deepen understanding of Japanese language and culture. It also serves as a platform to fortify ties between individuals passionate about Japanese culture. Besides the intrinsic cultural experience, participants stand a chance to win prizes for the top three performances.

Event Highlights

Other than the karaoke challenge, attendees can anticipate a deep dive into various facets of Japanese culture, from the mysterious ways of the ‘Ninja’ and valour of the ‘Samurai’ to the martial art forms of ‘Aikido’ and ‘Karate’.

Participation Guidelines

  • Song Selection: Opt for songs exclusively in Japanese.
  • Karaoke Version: Ensure you have a karaoke version of your chosen song. Songs with vocals won’t be entertained.
  • Team Structure: Both solo and group entries are welcomed, with group entries capped at three members.

Scoring Criteria

Participants will be assessed on:

  • Japanese Pronunciation – 40 points
  • Pitch – 40 points
  • Rhythm – 40 points
  • Expression – 40 points Note: Instrumental performances are strictly prohibited.

How to Register

Interested participants can submit their details to mitsuaki.morita@uniabuja.edu.ng. Ensure you provide:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
  • Song title
  • Karaoke source

Registration Deadline: 30 October 2023

In conclusion, UNIABUJA is eagerly awaiting your participation. This event promises a harmonious blend of music, culture, and camaraderie. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary cultural immersion experience!

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