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THE GREAT MUSIC EXPERIENCE - JAPAN
20-22 May 1994
Todai Ji, Nara, Japan
Televised in 50 countries for 5 hrs
 
"The Great Music Experience," backed by UNESCO and the United Nations, was staged at Todai Ji, an eighth century Buddhist temple, the world's largest wooden building containing the world's largest statue of Buddha. It challenged top international musicians to immerse themselves in Japanese culture, explore their differences and perform a show that was rich in its influence.
ARTISTS: Bob Dylan, Cara Butler, Hasedera Temple Shomyo, Hiroshi Hori, INXS, Ishida, Jon Bon Jovi, Joni Mitchell, Koji Tamaki, Leonard Eto and His Drummers, Richie Sambora, Roger Taylor, Ry Cooder, Ryu Hongjun, and Tempyo Gafu, Shoukichi Kina, The Chieftains, Todai Ji Shomyo, Tokyo New Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomoyasu Hotei, Toshinori Kondo, Wayne Shorter, X Japan, Yoshiki. Backing Musicians: Ray Cooper, Ed Shearmur, Jim Keltner, Phil Palmer, Pino Palladino, Wix Wickens

Show Conceived and Produced by: Tony Hollingsworth
Music and Sound Consultant: George Martin
Music Director: Michael Kamen
Director: Gavin Taylor
Television Co-ordinating Producer: Phil Chilvers
NHK Executive Producer: Akira Yoshigi
Japanese Executive Producer: Kunihiko Yoshimeki
Executive Producer: Alan Broach
Television Production for NHK: Teruo Nakatsugawa
Set Design: Mark Fisher
Graphic Design: 4i Limited
Lighting Designer: Patrick Woodroffe
Sound Producer: Jon Kelly
Production Managers: Michael Ahern, Benny Collins
 
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