Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Dutch photo of Czech band for Japanese TV

The above photo of Bluegrass Cwrkot (CZ), taken by Jan de Mooy at the EWOB Festival 2008 in the Netherlands, is wanted for showing on the Japanese cable TV channel WOWOW.

The photo, which appeared on the Bluegrass Blog on 14 May 2008 and on the European Bluegrass Blog two days later, is now on the home page of Bluegrass Cwrkot's website. The band's performance at Voorthuizen that year won them the #1 Audience Popularity Award.

The photo was seen by the makers of an hour-long documentary TV programme on the Japanese/American band Kunimoto Takeharu and the Last Frontier, who want it to help explain to the viewing public what bluegrass music is. Emi Aiko of the production team says: 'Our program director liked the very liveliness of the picture very much.'

Congratulations to Jan de Mooy and Bluegrass Cwrkot on helping to strengthen the international ties of bluegrass music. The programme is scheduled for broadcasting throughout Japan from 10.00 a.m. on 5 July.