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`Ride the Wind` (Image provided by Reybee Inc.)
"Ride the Wind" (Image provided by Reybee Inc.)

Japanese rock band The Molice and Buffalo's Letter to Elise release 'Ride the Wind' for Noto earthquake relief


Fri, Mar 1st 2024 05:10 pm

Donation link: https://quake.japanwny.org

Press Release

On New Year’s Day 2024, the Noto Peninsula of Japan experienced a devastating earthquake, affecting residents from all over Ishikawa Prefecture. Ishikawa’s capital and largest city Kanazawa has been a sister city with Buffalo since 1962, sharing a special relationship through regular cultural exchange events and the ongoing upkeep of the Japanese garden in Delaware Park for all to enjoy.

In a collaborative effort inspired by this unbreakable sister city bond, Japanese rock band and Western New York regulars The Molice, whose lead singer Rinko is from Kanazawa, have joined forces with Buffalo’s alternative rockers Letter to Elise to raise funds and awareness for earthquake relief in Ishikawa Prefecture.

The song, “Ride the Wind,” with lyrics written by Rinko and Elliot of Letter to Elise, will be released March 8 through the bands’ social media outlets as well as on the websites of Good Charamel Records and the nonprofit Japan Culture Center of Western New York (JapanWNY).

The release will direct those who wish to help to the center’s ongoing relief fundraiser for the 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake disaster relief fund.

Harnessing the power of musical connections that transcend borders, the collaborators hope to inspire support from the community to help their friends in Ishikawa recover and rebuild.
Donation link: https://quake.japanwny.org

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