68th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen
: NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (NHK紅白歌合戦 Enueichikei Kōhaku Uta Gassen)
, more commonly known as simply Kōhaku
, which official translation is "Year-end Song Festival
is an annual music
show on New Year's Eve
produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK
and broadcast on television and radio, nationally and internationally by the NHK network and by some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters who buy the program. The show ends shortly before midnight. Before the show began broadcasting on television in late 1953, the show was held on 3 January and only consisted of a radio broadcast.
Literally "Red and White Song Battle", the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The "red" team or akagumi (赤組, 紅組) is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the "white" team or shirogumi (白組) is all male (or groups with male vocals). The honor of performing on Kōhaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful singing acts in the Japanese entertainment industry can perform. In addition to the actual music performances, the costumes, hair-styles, makeup, dancing, and lighting are important. Even today, a performance on Kōhaku is said to be a big highlight in a singer's career because of the show's wide reach.
This year's hosts are Arimura Kasumi for the Red Team and Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari for the White Team.
Format : mp4 l 1024x576 l RAW
Length : 4hr 29mins 59secs (full show) l 2.82gb
Link : MEGA l MF
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