Shari Tamashiro (All Things Okinawan) emailed about an event she’s organizing for Saturday, October 24, 2009, in Hawaii:
I am organizing a FABULOUS program featuring award-winning storyteller Alton Chung, with performances by Derek Ichiro Shiroma and Frances Nakachi. We will be doing two shows: Nuchi du Takara at 1 pm and Okinawan, Japanese and Hawaiian ghost stories at 7 pm.
I’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available.
Way to go Shari!
I posted an entry a couple of weeks ago about the upcoming Ukulele Picnic 2009 in Hawaii concert and it looks like we have a time slot for Keith Nakaganeku and BEGIN’s Masaru Shimabukuro. The special collaboration between these two amazing musicians is set to take the stage from 3:10 PM for a 15-minute set.
Another act worth checking out (well, they’re all worth watching but this artist crosses over to J-pop too) is Ayano Tsuji who is scheduled to perform at 4:45 PM. A popular song of the artist’s, “Kaze ni naru” from the Studio Ghibli film “The Cat Returns,” can be found below.
(Nifee deebitan for the update, Keith!)
Off the Wall Restaurant & Bar (Aiea, Hawaii) is becoming a happening place with live Okinawan music on Wednesday nights and now they have a new event coming up this Friday, September 26, 2008. From their newsletter:
Experience the Flavors Japan and Okinawa Tasting
Join us on Friday, September 26, for the first event of a 3-part series to try five great makers of Asian beverages.
Off the Wall Restaurant & Bar, SWAM (Shiroma’s Wine and More) and The Cherry Company present a unique casual tasting of Orion Beer and Shimauta awamori from Okinawa, Iichiko shochu, Hana-flavored sake by Takara, and Kikusui Brewing Co. sake. Great tasting pupus provided by Off the Wall Executive Chef “Sandaa.” Order the items you taste at a great price from SWAM fine wines and get a jump on gift giving!
Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Time: Starts at 8:30pm till whenever!
Place: Off the Wall Restaurant & Bar
Located at the Pearl Kai Shopping Center (across from Sears in the Pearlridge Shopping Center)
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy., B-10
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Tickets: $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door (includes 5 drink tickets and complimentary pupus)
Limited edition t-shirts are for our cost $10 pre-sale.
Contact: Kyle or Sandaa at OFF THE WALL RESTAURANT & BAR: 486-9255, or Jill @ SWAM: 487-7926.
Don’t miss out on this great tasting!! Tickets are limited!!