Date: Jun 14, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014 Venue: The Rotunda Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Price: $13.00 + Music Type: Festivals
TAKII 17~Densetsu~ Asian Culture Fusion Festival
The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational
Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world’s most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons and numerous other co-branded events and performances throughout each year, it’s filled with a diverse multitude of “Festivities” well-suited for people from all walks of life and fandom. With maverick innovations, such as “Project “DATTE”” (“Delivering Assistance To The Extreme”), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), and; the TAKII World Tour (a traveling + customizable entertainment experience for individuals and organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, and enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~ comes at you from The Rotunda (host to every season of TAKII since TAKII 3 ~Video Game Ecstacy~), located at 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. A community gathering place for the promotion of arts and culture, The Rotunda is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and the surrounding community. Over 300 events are presented every year, ranging from live music of all types, film, theater, dance, art, spoken word, education, youth events, activist gatherings,and various experimental forms of art and performance (starring, of course, TAKII ^_*). The University of Pennsylvania purchased the building (formerly known as a First Church Of
Christ Scientist)in 1996 as a strategic acquisition tied to a large scale community investment strategy known as the West Philadelphia Initiatives. While pursuing redevelopment options, Penn’s real estate officials responded to the ideas put forth in a 1998 Urban Studies seminar led by Dr. Ira Harkavy and Dr. Lee Benson, which called for the formation of The Foundation Community Arts Initiative.
The primary, event-oriented foundation of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational comes by way of our “Music Festivities“! Since 2006, “the world’s most extreme Asian culture fusion festival” has featured some of the most dynamic and enigmatic events in this genre of Asian culture fandom appreciation, including the über-sexy “TAKII Show”, “SeraMyu Selects”, “Ota-Rave”, “Say WTF Karaoke”, and “Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert”, among others. Our unique blend of musicality with a heaping helping of TAKII charm has produced countless priceless moments for attendees and guests/performers alike, including Natsuo Kimura’s 1st acoustic concert on the USA’s East Coast, TAKII Show Champs becoming future guest performers, and so much more! For this brand-new season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, let’s check out what “Music Festivities” the passionate TAKII faithful can expect to eagerly anticipate.
The world’s most extreme Asian culture fusion festival” wouldn’t be complete without its very 1st festivity (and most popular), the “often imitated, but never duplicated” “TAKII 17 Show”! Known as a premier Asian-themed vocal and talent contest in the realm of Asian culture fandom and; respected for its lyric-free and Asian language focus, this season’s version of the “TAKII 17 Show” will feature contestants battling it out in 4 rounds of chaotic awesomeness, including:
* ROUND 1: PERSONAL PLEASURE
o Contestants perform a song of their own chosing.
* ROUND 2: JUDGE’S CHOICE
o Contestants perform a song as chosen by a guest judge(s).
* ROUND 3: PDNMZ: AMEN TALENT SHOWCASE
o Contestants show off their hidden talents….with some “help” (^_^).
* ROUND 4: DANCE TO DESTINY
o Contestants get a crash course Asian MV dance lesson.
There will be 4 very special judges, all experts in their fields, adding their own brand of “constructive criticism” to the mix. Scores will be based on a combination of a judge’s numeric evaluation and audience support/applause. Reasons why a contestant’s score can drop include, but are not limited to, the song not being in an Asian language, using lyrics when not permitted to do so, non-compliance with time limits, and lack of stage presence. Upon conclusion of the “TAKII 17 Show”, the fans in attendance will choose who they believe should be crowned the ultimate winner. Then, the judges will add up their scores and declare who THEY think should the the “Show”‘s winner. In the event that the audience and judges disagree on a winner, a super-secret and dramatic OMAKE ROUND will commence to break the tie. Once an “Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational 17 Show” Champion is crowned, the winner shall receive some sweet swag from this season’s sponsors/affiliates and get the opportunity to perform during our “Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert”! With the competition already heating up in the months leading up to TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~ (as can been seen on all of TAKII’s modes of “Social Network Outreach”), this is one “TAKII Show” you will NOT want to miss for the world!
“Makenai Fusion Charity Benefit”
“Makenai” is the Japanese word for “I will not lose”, or “I will not give up”. It also appropriately describes the soulful vibe of TAKII’s “Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert”! Featuring the musical stylings of this season’s esteemed guests and performers for the 5th season in a row, audience members will be treated to C-Rock solos, J-Pop duets, acoustic remixes, K-Rap rips, and festival frenzy as only “the house of hardcore Asian music” can provide. During the entire “Makenai Concert” (as well as throughout the rest of TAKII 17), we’ll be educating TAKII faithful about the selfless aspirations of and accepting donations (of all kinds) for this season’s “Charity Beneficiaries”. In anticipation of your participation in “Makenai”, we’ve got 2 words for ya….DOMO ARIGATOU!
Last Otaku Standing
In Japan, it’s known as “Isu Tori Game”. In Thailand, it’s known as “Kao’ee Dontri”. In America, it’s known as “Musical Chairs”. At TAKII 17, its fans will know it as “Last Otaku Standing”, our extreme twist on a tried and true classic game of epic proportions! Participants will be in it for themselves, as they each bring their #1 Contender’s Passes & a seat around the Main Stage — each seat will have, underneath it, an especially-hilarious, musically-related task. Before the music starts, a seat will be randomly pulled, meaning someone will be left without a chair (DUH, lol). When the music starts, everyone will be walking around the chair, jockeying for position by any means necessary — as when the music stops, everyone music immediately sit down, with the person left out being asked to walk away, empty-handed. This cycle repeats itself until there is 1 chair left and that last person must perform that special task under their chair! In a special twist of events, the TAKII fans in attendance will then judge if they adequately accomplished the mysterious task & should win, or if everyone who previously got knocked out should get the prize instead!! So, just who will be crowned TAKII 17′s “Last Otaku Standing” Champ? I guess you’ll just have to wait and see…. ^_*.
There is only 1 way to cap off a perfect weekend & end a fusion festival such as TAKII 17, and that is to bask in the afterglow of our awesome “Ota-Rave ~PDNMZ: Asian Multimedia Entertainment Network (AMEN) LiVE~”! If you are familiar with the rave from other previous live PDNMZ DJ-ed events, then you know that this is 1 dance that you know you aren’t going to wanna miss! Guest DJs will be spinning some of the hottest tracks from the continent of Asia, as well as taking some of your live playlist requests. TAKII guests, performers, and fans-alike will rave with glo-sticks, dance, release their inhibitions, and express themselves in extreme TAKII fashion. Throw in the dance craze known as “TAKII Rhythm D-Generates” and we have ourselves the making of a fabulous fusion-oriented festivity!
Say WTF Karaoke
Get up in front of all of your friends, or random strangers (^_^), and sing to your hearts content, sans heartache! “Say WTF Karaoke” is a spin-off from the wildly popular MTV show that brought vocal joy and general craziness from the shores of Cancun, Mexico to Ocean City, MD, and points all over the world. You may provide your own songs, or you can rely on The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational’s massive library of Asian-themed music, consisting of hundreds of thousands of songs (Asian Pop standards, anime, video game, etc.) to choose from! Also, feel free to utilize TAKII’s available instruments and lyrics, or bring your own to assist you in bringing your “Say WTF Karaoke” performance to life. Be exciting….be memorable….be extreme!