Okinawan music and dance performance: ‘Loochoo nu Kwa, Children of Loochoo’

Norman Kaneshiro-sensei emailed information on an Okinawan music and dance performance his group has lined up for March 28, 2008, a Saturday. Titled “Loochoo nu Kwa, Children of Loochoo,” the performance featuring the talented members of Ukwanshin Kabudan will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (<rant>for those like me who are irritated …

Announcement: Chimugukuru: The Soul of Okinawan Dance

Ryusei Honryu Ryuko Kai Presents Chimugukuru The Soul of Okinawan Dance Dance performance from the school of Kaishu Toguchi Mitsuko Ryubu Kenkyusho and guest dancers from Okinawa Date: December 1, 2007 (Saturday) Time: 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Okinawa Center Admission: Free (Complimentary tickets available) You know the drill by now, if you’re interested in tickets contact …

Announcement: TOBE! Uta Sanshin 2007 in Hawaii

On Tuesday, November 27, Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai and Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii Shibu will present the 14th annual TOBE! Uta Sanshin 2007 in Hawaii and Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai 80th Anniversary Commemorative Performance. The evening show will be held at the Hawaii Theatre and will be the only performance …

Yui Aragaki to debut at Budokan – Tokyograph

Details of Yui Aragaki’s new music career were announced on Monday. On December 5, she will release her first album, titled ‘Sora.’ Then on December 21, she will give her first live performance in front of 10,000 fans at the Nippon Budokan. Aragaki is only the third artist (and first female idol) to debut at …

Three new videos from the 25th Okinawan Festival up at Champuru.net!

If you enjoyed the 25th Okinawan Festival vlog Donna posted to Champuru.net a few days ago, you’re going to love that she has three, count ’em three new videos up. Ryusei Daiko Hanayakara Naha Daiko Enjoy! And be sure to leave a comment for Donna too. 🙂

Churamana posts a photo album from Hawaii

Churamana has a photo album up on their blog of images from their stay here in Hawaii where they performed at Kapiolani Park (Waikiki, Hawaii) for the 25th Okinawan Festival. The above pic (taken at the festival in the KZOO Radio booth) is one of many you’ll find in their photo album in Hawaii.

In Hawaii: Hanayakara, Ryusei Daiko & Naha Daiko

The girls of the group Hanayakara are so cute and talented that they could possibly be thought of as the Okinawan version of the popular J-pop group Morning Musume. Hanayakara will be performing in Hawaii at 2pm on Friday (8/31/07) at the Ala Moana Shopping Center’s Centerstage and at 4:05pm on Saturday (9/1/07) at the …

In Hawaii: Churamana

Name sound familiar? Yup, I recently posted an entry about Churamana here and we’ll have a chance to see them live in Hawaii on Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Okinawan Festival in Kapiolani Park. They’ll be performing as part of the “Aloha Concert” set starting from 8pm with Kumu Hula Sonny Ching & Halau …