Sanshin no Hi March 4, 2021

The 29th annual Sanshin no Hi (さんしんの日) is taking place on Thursday, 4th March 2021 (“34 Day” Japan time). There will be 3 parts to the celebration with Part 1 featuring artists as China Sadahito 知名定人 (Sadao’s son), Matsuda Kazutoshi 松田一利, Hatoma Kanako 鳩間可奈子, and Miyara Kōsei 宮良康正 (my relative) among others. Part 2 will …

“Thinking Out Loud” on KZOO Radio [Honolulu]

Chris Yano is hosting a really interesting radio program called, “Thinking Out Loud” on KZOO (1210 AM) at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. On 07.20, she will be talking to Norman Kaneshiro and Eric Wada. They will be talking about playing Okinawan music, issues of identity and their organization Ukwanshin Kabudan. They will play their …

Matsuda Kazutoshi no Teegee Rajio

Utasaa Kazutoshi “Kaazuu” Matsuda launched his own internet radio show, Matsuda Kazutoshi no Teegee Rajio, at the beginning of the month and now he’s added a much welcome m3u version (it launched with Real Player) for the last two shows (#3 and #4). Although it’s all in Japanese, it’s worth listening to as he introduces …

Okinawan songs on Churadio

If you’re like me, always on your Mac (or PC), you most likely have music playing in the background so why not listen to Churadio’s live stream straight from FM Chatan? They’re streaming everything from major label J-pop artist like Beni Arashiro to indies artists like Soluna and O-pop from artists like Tink Tink. Great …