Enter the Murakami Music/JapanCulture•NYC Trivia Contest!

JapanCulture•NYC is proud to team up with pianist Eunbi Kim and her Murakami Music Project on a trivia contest to give away tickets to the upcoming concert Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia.

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If you’re a fan of famed Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, you know that there are a number of musical references throughout his body of work. As a musician and devoted Murakami aficionado, Kim has woven these references together to develop the Murakami Music Project, a series of multi-disciplinary presentations in collaboration with actress Laura Yumi Snell.

Directed by Kira Simring, Artistic Director of the cell theatre, where Kim is Artist-in-Residence, the Murakami Music Project has had three performances to date, each evolving into more sophisticated tributes to both Murakami and the wide range of music found in his narratives. A combination of readings of Murakami’s works by Snell and a concert of the author’s musical references by Kim, the Murakami Music Project takes the stage at Symphony Space on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. (For concert details, please click here.)


The Murakami Music Project and JapanCulture•NYC want you to see this genre-defying afternoon of literary and musical entertainment, so we’re giving away two pairs of tickets each week for the next three weeks! On each Monday from now until November 4, we’ll ask you two trivia questions related to the music mentioned in Murakami’s books.

Questions for Week 1:

1. What was the name of Murakami’s real-life jazz club before he became a writer?

2. What was the name of the fictional jazz club in Murakami’s South of the Border, West of the Sun?

Send your answers to info@JapanCulture-NYC.com by noon on Thursday, October 24. We’ll conduct a random drawing from the correct answers later that day. Two lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets each to attend the Murakami Music Project on November 10 at Symphony Space.

Good luck!