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 be a special performance and Part 3 will feature Yamakawa Mayumi 山川まゆみ, Yonaha Tōru よなは徹, Nakasone Hajime 仲宗根創, and Tokuhara Seibun 徳原清文 among others. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebration will be broadcast on the radio and will run from 11:45 AM to 9 PM. Hawaii time is March 3rd (Wednesday) from 4:45 PM. It looks like it’ll be streamed on YouTube via RBCi Radio or Music Shower Plus+ account.

Sanshin no Hi official website

“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 music throughout the program as well.

Listeners are encouraged to call in and ask questions or add their voice to the conversation.

Please spread the word.

(Via Shari T.)

Thinking Out Loud (website)

Matsuda Kazutoshi no Teegee Rajio

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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 new albums and performs live on the show too. (Previous shows can be found here. He also has links to the artists and albums mentioned on the shows on that page.)

(Via Three Strings.)