On February 23, 2019, MIYAVI will celebrate the release of his new album, “SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3 – World’s Collide”, with a special star-studded show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. “This project is all about chemistry; even in one album, there are so many colors and experimentation… It’s about how we connect to one another”, he says about the transcendent new album. “World’s Collide” includes features from an all-star ensemble of musicians and artists including Samuel L. Jackson, Betty Who, Mikky Ekko, RAC and more. MIYAVI is set to perform live with special guest Yuna and more to be announced.
Fans may recognize MIYAVI not only from his lifelong, industrious musical career; but also as the star of the Academy Award nominated film, “Unbroken”, directed by Angelina Jolie. Since that time, MIYAVI has joined Jolie as an UNHCR ambassador, working tirelessly to provide aid to refugees and educate people about this global crisis; paying particularly close attention to the education rights of refugee children. In 2015, MIYAVI’s song “the Others” was used by the UN as a unifying anthem for the globally disenfranchised. “I believe music is universal. As a musician it’s our jobs to make people pay attention.”
Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi had the opportunity to cover his concert last year!
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More About MIYAVI:
MIYAVI is a musician, actor, and philanthropist; bridging cultures across the globe with his music and message. His unique style of guitar playing has taken him on 7 world tours in over 30 countries. Recently MIYAVI was selected as the face of Beats headphones in Japan, Moncler’s 2018 BEYOND world wide advertising campaign and walked the runway for Yohji Yamamoto & Y3 at his 2018 Paris Collection.
He also continues his important work as a Goodwill Ambassador to UNHCR, visiting refugee camps in Lebanon, Thailand and Bangladesh, and performing at the United Nations in New York, spreading the message of the refugee crisis around the world. MIYAVI’s acting debut in the Oscar nominated film Unbroken brought him into Hollywood. He has since appeared in the 2017 blockbuster Kong:Skull Island, the film Stray(2018), Bleach (2018) and recently wrapped production on Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2. Fans refer to MIYAVI as the “Samurai Guitarist.”