Champuru featured on Channel808’s bon dance video

Champuru.net: I was recently interviewed by Melissa Chang of Nonstop Honolulu / Hawaii IRL to talk about bon dancing. David, president of the Young Okinawans of Hawaii, and I had a great time chatting with Melissa. Enjoy! There are a couple of videos up so be sure to check out Channel808’s YouTube channel. And so …

An Evening of Japanese and Okinawan Music and Dance – Hawaii

From the flyer: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa · College of Arts & Humanities · Music Department presents An Evening of Japanese and Okinawan Music and Dance Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium $12 general admission, $8 students & seniors @ the door A recital featuring instructors from UH Manoa’s ethnomusicology and dance …

[Updated] “The trends and directions of Okinawan studies in Hawaii” by Mamoru Akamine

[Updated: Room has been changed to #2118.] September 25, 2009 “The trends and directions of Okinawan studies in Hawaii” by Professor Mamoru Akamine of the University of the Ryukyus. The noon seminar will be held at John A. Burns Hall Rm. 3012 2118, University of Hawaii at Manoa. (Nifee deebitan to Char for the info!)

COS Lecture Series 10/1/09 & 10/2/09

Professor Masahide Ishihara will be our first speaker with two different presentation on October 1st and 2nd. Both presentation will be held in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) at 3:00 pm. Professor Ishihara is a linguist at the University of the Ryukyus. More information on his talk to follow in the coming weeks. October …

Chimugukuru: A Celebration of the Heart, Soul and Spirit of Hawaii’s Okinawan Community

WHAT IS IT? Come join us for Chimugukuru: A Celebration of the Heart, Soul and Spirit of Hawaii’s Okinawan Community (featuring storyteller Alton Chung) on Saturday, October 24th at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. 100% of proceeds from this celebration support the Hawaii United Okinawan Association and Ikuyu Madin (HUOA Capital Campaign). The event runs from …

Want to join Okinawan Studies? Read on for more.

A new social network (started by Shari Tamashiro) is up on the web and I’m hoping many of Karakui’s readers will join in. The community’s focus will be on Okinawan studies all things Okinawan and is a great way to post blog entries, upload photos and videos, start forum threads, learn about new events, and …

Center for Okinawa Studies Conference 2009

“From Aza, through Sanzan, Loochoo, and Ryukyu, to Okinawa, to Uchinanchu Diaspora—Where is Okinawan Studies Headed?” March 19th – March 21st, 2009 Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East West Center, Hawaiʻi The first COS Okinawan Studies conference will feature scholars from UH, the US mainland, Okinawa and Japan and will examine ways in which the …

Off the Wall to feature live Okinawan music!!!

Off the Wall Originally uploaded by Champuru Watch, enjoy and listen to live Okinawan music every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month at Off the Wall (Aiea, Hawaii). (From their email newsletter—nifee deebitan to Sandaa-sensei for the tip!): Join us this coming Wednesday, September 17, at OFF THE WALL BAR for LIVE OKINAWAN …

Lecture-Demonstration: “Ryukyu Geino: The Legacy of Kin Ryosho”

There will be a Ryukyuan/Okinawan classical performing arts lecture-demonstration next month on Sunday the 12th from 3PM to 5PM at the University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture Auditorium. Admission is free! From the flyer (download it here in PDF): “Ryukyu Geino: The Legacy of Kin Ryosho,” a free public lecture-demonstration discussing the art and teachings …