Red Bull Music Academy 2011

Tokyo Yo!
Workshop 1: October 23 - November 4, 2011 / Workshop 2: November 13 - November 25, 2011
Apply: February 2 - April 4, 2011

TOKYO, Japan, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - The Red Bull Music Academy has circumnavigated the globe, with previous editions putting down roots in cities like Barcelona, Toronto, Cape Town, Sao Paulo, London and Melbourne. With its rep as a paradise for vinyl hunters and technology lovers alike, there have long been calls to hold an Academy in Tokyo - and this year, that's exactly where the Academy's headed, with the full clip of events, workshops and studio sessions coming to town from October 23 to November 25, 2011. The Red Bull Music Academy is an international workshop, touching down in a different city each year. Over two fortnight-long 'terms', some of the finest purveyors of rhythm and sound from all over the world gather between the Academy's walls.

Red Bull Music Academy is pleased to invite producers, instrumentalists, vocalists from across Canada and around the world to apply to be part of the Academy in Tokyo. The application form can be downloaded from and should be sent to Academy HQ together with a music demo between February 2 and April 4, 2011. A jury made up of label heads, music journalists and Academy team members will then carefully deliberate over each application. Two groups of 30 will be selected to represent a broad spectrum of music styles and levels of experience: from singer-songwriters to DIY synth designers and orchestral composers or digital beat-makers.

In Tokyo, the selected participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from pioneering mavericks that paved the way, along with trailblazing sound rebels of the present; followed by late night recording sessions putting that breadth of knowledge and inspiration into practice in custom-made studios. Then there's the chance to perform in some of the host city's most iconic clubs and concert halls. If you ever chat with any past alumni - like Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Turkish singer Ahu, Tiga, MIA, Aloe Blacc, ?uestlove,    A-Trak, Mark Ronson, Steve Reich, Tony Allen and Gilberto Gil they often describe the experience as a game changer. This year's festivities in Tokyo, will no doubt offer participants a truly unique musical experience. 

In support of this year's Academy, alumni ANGO (Montreal) and LUNICE (Montreal), both from LuckyMe Records, will be co-heading the Red Bull Music Academy Canadian Tour - Destination Tokyo (co-presented by, featuring PrisonGarde (Vancouver) and Jacques Greene (Montreal). Preceding each show is an intimate look at the Academy and its application process through Infosessions hosted by mymanhenri. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to enter a remix contest, with submissions hosted on, and the winner taking home a $1K gift certificate to Moog Audio.

Red Bull Music Academy Tour - Destination Tokyo! Featuring LUNICE, ANGO, PrisonGarde and Jacques Greene dates:

Thursday, February 17 - Winnipeg, MB - Ozzy's
Friday, February 18 - Golden, BC - The RockWater
Sunday, February 20 - Golden, BC -  Bulldog's
Tuesday, February 22  - Banff, Alberta - HooDoo
Wednesday, February 23 - Calgary, Alberta - HiFi
Thursday, February 24 - Edmonton, Alberta - The Common
Friday, February 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Scratch Club
Saturday, February 26 - Whistler, BC - The Village
Sunday, February 27 - Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf
Monday, February 28 - Victoria, BC - Touch Lounge
Wednesday, March 2 - Kamloops, BC - The Commodore
Thursday, March 3 - Kelowna, BC - Doc Wiloughby's
Friday, March 4 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
Saturday, March 5 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
Sunday, March 6 - Toronto, ON - WrongBar
Monday, March 7 - Halifax, NS - Tribeca
Tuesday, March 8 - Montreal, QC - Le Belmont

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