Hana Wants This Flower to Bloom

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami brought an unprecedented calibration of harm to northeastern Nippon. Hana wa Saku, or Flowers Volition Bloom, was produced to support recovery in disaster-hit areas. In 2021, a multilingual version of the vocal was created, which is sung in eleven languages. Some singers took part from outside Japan. Some singers translated the lyrics by themselves, while others expressed wish that children of their state will heed to the song. Eleven artists each put their thoughts into the song to effort to sow seeds of hope for the futurity.

Morisaki Win in Burmese, Duan Wenning in Chinese, May J. in English, B.B. Mo-Franck in French, Chadha in Hindi, Hiroaki Kato in Indonesian, Ono Lisa in Portuguese, Vitaly Yushmanov in Russian, Alberto Shiroma in Spanish, Swinky in Swahili and Hai Trieu in Vietnamese.




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Morisaki Win / Burmese

Morisaki Win is an role player and singer born in Yangon, Myanmar, who came to Japan at the age of 10. Fluent in Burmese, Japanese and English language, he’s appeared on stage in musicals as well as on both the Japanese and Hollywood silver screens. He has get a national superstar in his native Myanmar.
Vocal and interview in Burmese >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Duan Wenning / Chinese

Duan Wenning was born in Tianjin, China. From 2011, she’due south gained popularity with a wide audience as an instructor on NHK’southward Chinese language program. She’s currently one of the main personalities for NHK WORLD-Nihon’s Chinese Service programming.
Vocal in Chinese (simplified) >

Vocal in Chinese (traditional) >

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May J. / English

Born of a Japanese father and Iranian mother, since early babyhood, May J. learned the piano, dance and opera, and began songwriting and composing. She made her debut in 2006, and afterward sang the Japanese version of the theme song for Disney’s Frozen. She has been the presenter of the NHK Earth-Nihon programme J-MELO since 2010.
Song and interview in English language >

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B.B. Mo-Franck / French

B.B. Mo-Franck is a keyboard player and percussionist from Kinshasa in Congo. Subsequently performing across the African continent, he moved to Nippon in 1986 and has since then been active nationwide. He was one of the first percussionists to play in the Japanese on-stage rendition of The Lion Male monarch by Shiki Theatre Visitor. Hoping to bring encouragement to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, he gave many performances and workshops in the disaster area.
Song and interview in French >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Chadha / Hindi

Born in New Delhi, Chadha made his debut in 1975 as the get-go Indian to sing Enka. Subsequently receiving several awards and releasing 4 singles and ii albums, he left the world of music. Subsequently in India, he gear up up a successful trading company before starting his singing career anew in 2008. He now works in show business, traveling between Japan and India.
Song in Hindi >

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Hiroaki Kato / Indonesian

While studying in Republic of indonesia, Tokyo-native Hiroaki Kato experienced the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake. After the disaster, he gave volunteer musical performances in the stricken area. Based in Jakarta since 2014, he’southward been active equally a vocalist-songwriter, MC and thespian.
Song and interview in Indonesian >

Interview with English language subtitles >

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Ono Lisa / Portuguese

Ono Lisa is a Japanese bossa nova singer built-in in Brazil. Since her debut in 1989, she has received 4 Japanese Gold Disc awards in the jazz category. In 2013, she was granted a medal by the Brazilian government’s Order of Rio Branco, given for outstanding contribution to promoting Brazil’s international relations.
Song and interview in Portuguese >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Vitaly Yushmanov / Russian

A baritone born in Saint petersburg, Russian federation, Vitaly Yushmanov has won awards at many prestigious contests. Later on the 2011 convulsion and tsunami, he visited schools in the disaster area, interacting with the local children through music lessons. He moved to Japan in 2015 where he has been active as a performer of opera and Japanese songs always since.
Song and interview in Russian >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Alberto Shiroma / Spanish

Born in Lima, Alberto Shiroma is a third-generation Peruvian of Japanese descent. In 1991, he formed the Latin music band DIAMANTES, which went on to release several hits in Japanese charts. Currently based in Okinawa Prefecture, Shiroma has been collaborating with many artists around Japan as a composer, arranger and performer.
Song and interview in Spanish >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Swinky / Swahili

Nairobi-born Swinky sings in a broad range of musical genres from gospel to R&B, along with jazz, soul and rock. She made her solo debut in 2014. In Japan, she has been active as a singer, actress and model. She’s currently based in Los Angeles.
Song in Swahili >

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Hai Trieu / Vietnamese

Born in Hue, Vietnam, Hai Trieu came to study Japan in 2000. He later made his debut as a singer, covering many Japanese songs in his native tongue, and interim equally a cultural bridge betwixt Japan and Vietnam. Afterwards the 2011 disaster, though his parents were worried for his rubber, he told them of his decision to stay in Nihon.
Vocal and interview in Vietnamese >

Interview with English subtitles >

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Farida Parveen / Bengali

The Bengali version was produced in 2016 to marker the 55th ceremony of the launch of NHK WORLD-Nippon’south Bengali radio service. It is sung past Farida Parveen, ane of People’s republic of bangladesh’s most popular singers. It also features some folk instruments.
Song in Bengali >


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Sumber: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/flowerswillbloom/

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