%image_alt%Over 40 international artists have donated music for the Nihon Kizuna compilation in aid of the Japan disaster relief effort. Nihon Kizuna, or in Japanese roughly translates as ‘bond of friendship with Japan’. UKHH heads should step to this with some support as the Japanese have always been big on uk hip hop and put their money out there for us.

Following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the northern coast and prefectures of Japan on Friday March 11th 2011, a small group of Tokyo-based artists (from Japan, Ukraine and France) and one visiting London-based journalist (from Italy) decided to pull their efforts and contacts together to do the only thing they could to help the country and its people – sell music to raise awareness of the devastation that hit the area and raise money for its people and the relief effort.

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna

Featuring Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, One Handed Music, BD1982, Illum Sphere, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

The compilation costs £10 and all proceeds are directly given to the Japan Red Cross.

Buy on iTunes (JPN) – http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/nihon-kizuna/id427953639

Buy on Bandcamp (Paypal) – nihonkizuna.bandcamp.com

Check here for the latest information and total amount of money raised http://www.nihonkizuna.com/


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