Tracing the Lines with International Anthem – presented by TSUBAKI fm

Tracing the Lines with International Anthem – presented by TSUBAKI fm

TSUBAKI fm welcomes Alejandro Ayala from International Anthem Recording Company (IARC), a Chicago-born music label that produces and promotes progressive media.

On this special evening, we will explore the label’s background and hear stories from its 9-year history. Ayala will share two yet-to-be-announced albums and discuss IARC’s outlook for 2024. Join us and immerse yourself in the essence of International Anthem.

シカゴ発の前衛的な音楽レーベル、International Anthem。今回TSUBAKI fmはAlejandro Ayala氏を迎え、レーベルの軌跡を辿る特別なプログラムを南青山BAROOMのBarにて開催する。発足から9年に渡る様々な物語や2024年の展望に迫るトークセッション、未発表の2枚のアルバム紹介など、この日限りの貴重な時間。International Anthemの世界観をぜひ私たちと一緒に体感してほしい。

2024.03.02 (Sat) at BAROOM

Open 19:00

Entrance 2000 yen (incl. 1 drink)

*cashless payments only 

Featured Guest: Alejandro Ayala (International Anthem Recording Co.)

■ Program

Opening DJ set – SUZU / 19:00-20:00

Conversation & Album Listening Session – Alejandro Ayala with Mayu Amano, Midori Aoyama / 20:00-21:00

TSUBAKI fm Show Recording (DJ sets) – Alejandro Ayala and Mayu Amano / 21:00-23:00

■ Venue


6-10-12 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
*cashless payments only (credit cards/electronic money/QR codes)


Alejandro Ayala is a curator, organizer, educator, and dedicated Chicagoan. Known to many by his DJ name King Hippo, Ayala hosts shows on Lumpen Radio and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. For two decades he’s been a highly active event producer & promoter, having produced events for myriad artists across Chicago’s diverse landscape of venues. Currently Ayala works as Head of Communication + Community for the International Anthem record label, where he’s been a creative engineer behind album campaigns for Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble, jaimie branch, and Junius Paul, in addition to acting as photographer-in-residence, and co-producing three albums by Makaya McCraven.


TSUBAKI fm is a brand new platform for independent music, straight from Tokyo. We aim to bring new life to the underground music scene in Japan while also helping better connect artists and listeners worldwide. Get fresh tracks from diverse genres, music culture information, live broadcasts, and more.