Event: Special Eisa Concert: Naha Daiko & Chinagu Eisa Hawaii with Singer Ikeda Suguru

Chinagu Eisa Hawaii is a local eisa drum group that I have been a fan of for some time. They perform a contemporary style of eisa. The symbol of the group is the kanji “kizuna,” which means strong emotional bonds. For the group, it represents the connection between generations of drummers, between Okinawa and Hawaii, …

Event: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Hawaii Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo 15th Anniversary

On Sunday, 10 June 2012, 2:00 PM at Orvis Auditorium in the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $20.00 and will be $25.00 at the door. More information at senjukaihawaii.com. (h/t Shari)

Event: Washita Ichiman | Our Itoman: Okinawan Songs and Dance

Two shows (2:30 PM and 7:30 PM) on Saturday, 9 June 2012, at the Doris Duke Theatre (Honolulu, Hawaii). Tickets can be purchased online at the Honolulu Museum of Arts’ website: The cultural heritage of the 500-year-old Okinawan fishing village Itoman comes to life when Ukwanshin Kabudan presents Washita Ichiman: Our Itoman. Tomoko Uehara (lead …

Recital: Derek Ichiro Shiroma Kenkyusho’s “Uta Gukuru” on 10/28/12!

On Sunday, 28 October 2012, the Okinawan Minyo Kyokai Wakugawa Dojo Derek Ichiro Shiroma Kenkyusho will be holding a recital at the Hawaii Okinawa Center from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Tickets will be available after June 1st for US $25.00. The recital will feature special guest performers from Okinawa as well as local performers. …

Concert: 3 Strings, Songs of Okinawa

Mr. Choichi Terukina, recognized as a Living National Treasure of Japan for his performance of Classical Okinawan music as known as Ryukyu Koten, will take the stage on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 pm at the Center for Early Education’s Community Center, 563 North Alered Street, West Hollywood, CA 90048, to introduce the recently formed …

Concert: “Danju Kariyushi” on May 29, 2010

Danju Kariyushi presented by Hawaii Taiko Kai & Ukwanshin Kabudan The journey of the Okinawan people recounted through music, dance, and taiko May 29, 2010 (Sat), 7:00 pm Leeward Community College Theatre, Pearl City, Hawaii Check out the Ukwanshin Kabudan blog to purchase tickets or for more information. Richie: I’ll be performing in this concert …

Event: Live Yuimaru – Benefit Concert for Chantel Ikehara

Live Yuimaru: Benefit Concert for Chantel Ikehara on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Jikoen Hongwanji (Hawaii) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In 2009, Chantel Ikehara won the 29th KZOO karaoke competition and now has the chance to compete in the “26th Annual NAK (Nippon Amateur Kayo Sai) Grand Prix Taikai” in Tokyo, Japan in …

Event: Tobe! Uta Sanshin 2010 in Hawaii

Tobe! Uta Sanshin 2010 in Hawaii charity concert for Hawaii Okinawa Center’s 20th anniversary. Concert takes place on Monday, March 29th at 7:00 PM. From the HUOA website: We are pleased to announce that Terukina Sensei has chosen the Hawaii Okinawa Center to be the site of his 2010 Tobe Uta-sanshin in Hawaii! We are …

H&MC to perform at Sakura-Con 2010 – Tokyograph

JapanFiles.com has announced that HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR will be a musical guest at Sakura-Con 2010. This will be their first overseas performance since they added their new vocalist HALCA earlier this year. HALCA joined the group to replace their former vocalist Maki, who left in October 2008 to marry DREAMS COME TRUE’s Masato Nakamura. …