AK AKEMI KAKIHARA

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MY DREAM Song Project Starts!

MY DREAM Song Project Started with Greenwich Kokusai Gakuen Children, Connecticut, USA!
This is our practice time and their first performance on their graduation day. They were so amazing.

The song MY DREAM was born because of this episode.
There is a village called Bognayili, in Northern Ghana, Africa.
My friend Yukari Hara, made the MY DREAM School in Bognayili in August 2012, after spending three months in Bognayili as an intern with a local NGO, to reciprocate what people in the village had done for her. While she was working as a diplomat of Japan in Accra, she traveled to the North over the weekend and to work closely with people in the village as a volunteer, helping them to realize better environments for children at MY DREAM School. My Dream Org: http://mydreambridgethegap.webs.com/

Yukari asked me if I could write a theme song for the MY DREAM Preschool. My answer was YES! And I wrote a song called “MY DREAM” with the message of “One day our dreams will come true”. I sent my first singing demo as a Christmas gift to the children in Bognayili in December 2013. The kids loved it and the village leader was so thankful and told me that “Our village needed a message like this”.

At the same time, I thought that it would be wonderful if I could connect the children around the world through this message “One day our dreams will come true”. I’ve started MY DREAM song project, and so far I’ve made versions associated with 3 different countries, NY - USA, Fukushima- Japan, and Ghana – Africa. Currently I’m working on France and Cambodia versions. I hope to continue to connect children around the world and support children’s dreams.

コネチカット州のグリニッジ国際学園の子供達が、AKの新曲、MY DREAM、”夢はいつかかなう”というメッセージをこめた新曲を歌ってくれました!これは練習風景、そして卒園式での初の発表会の模様です。子供達の一生懸命でかわいい歌声に感動の2ヶ月でした。本当にありがとう!山本園長始め、Nancy, あすか先生、ひかり先生、他先生方、多大なご協力本当にありがとうございました!ピアノの伴奏をしてくださった西川ごへいさん、写真を撮ってくださった内河ろみさんありがとう!このMY DREAMソングのいきさつは、、、アフリカ、ガーナの北部にある村、ボナイリ (Bognayili) に、大切なお友達の原ゆかりさんが、現地でNPOのボランティアをされた後、村への恩返しとしてMy Dreamという幼稚園を作られ、そのゆかりさんから、”AKに園のテーマ曲を書いてもらえたら”という嬉しいお誘いがあり、できたのがMY DREAMです。ボナイリの子供達には去年の12月のクリスマスに、AKバージョンのMY DREAMを初プレゼントしました。子供達はとても喜んでくれ、すぐにサビをマスター!という嬉しい知らせが届きました。同時に、AKの声だけでなくアメリカの子供達の声のMY DREAMをプレゼントしたら、もっと喜んでくれるかも、、、そこに日本の子供達の歌声もあわせたら、、どんなにステキだろう!と思い。これからアフリカと、アメリカ、日本、そして世界の子供達を、MY DREAMの歌、“夢は叶う”というメッセージで繋いでいく予定です!love, AK

AK - MY DREAM - Making Video
with Greenwich Kokusai Gakuen Children
Connecticut, USA

Melody & Lyrics & Produce by AK
Piano by Gohei Nishikawa
Special Thanks to Greenwich Kokusai Gakuen
Children & Teachers

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