On Sunday night April 18, we had a great party at our apartment of musicians and folks in the church. We met Iori-san, the bass player in this video, the first time at the party. We sang well-known praise songs like the one in this video, but also tried out some new ones that he had written. They sounded great!
We also met a gospel music teacher at a nearby college and talked with her about starting a gospel choir in Marunouchi (right next to Tokyo Station). She was very excited about the idea.
Part of the reason we are renting a place here in Tokyo is to give musicians a place to hang out and play for each other. This was our first such gathering. We hope to meet and build community amongst many musicians working here in the city.