Psychedelic Afternoon

Zapuni released music video "Psychedelic Afternoon",
music created by David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto, film created by UrumaDelvi,
as a charity for Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster.
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Seiji is tormented by horrible tsunami-flashback dreams,
but one night he wakes up and his beloved grandfather has appeared.
With a strum of his grandfather's guitar,
Seiji is transported to a colorful, slightly strange, psychedelic world
and finally manages to have a good dream.


from David Byrne

"Sakamoto and I wrote this song a while ago. David Byrne said of “Psychedelic Afternoon”.
“I was hesitant to sing it then, as it’s from the point of view of a child.
But now, thanks to the magic of animation, a child can finally sing the song (though it’s my voice).
I’m so happy to finally offer something in response to this horrible tragedy,
and to have the song find a perfect home."

from UrumaDelvi

"Our team is thrilled to work with David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto
to bring relief and joy to children in Tohoku through art and music.
We hope people from around the world will enjoy the video and help us support School Music Revival."


Founded in 2012, Zapuni LLC seeks to unite Japanese visual artists with world-renowned musicians to create works that will bring good things to children affected by disaster. Friends of Zapuni include Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Sigur Rós, UrumaDelvi, Seiji Nagai, and many more.

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"Psychedelic Afternoon"Music ©2013 David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto / Film ©2013 UrumaDelvi

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