The OGsband “Chibariyo”

“Chibariyo” from The OGsband (from their YouTube channel) is really catchy. Here’s a short biography of the band via their MySpace Music page: We are 3 Americans that decided to make Okinawa our home. After playing in various cover bands here, we decided to join forces and start an original acoustic band. So far, so …

UP Tomo-Kai’s performance in “Umagang kay Ganda”

UP Tomo-Kai performs in ABS-CBN’s “Umagang kay Ganda”! February 26, 2010 Asadoya Yunta (an Okinawan dance) Performers: Elia Joy Casimiro Arlaj Turingan Bianca May Canoza Paolo Tristan Cruz Noelle Camilla Rivera Sanshin & Vocals: Souchi Uchiyama (from Japan Foundation, Manila) […] If you want to know more about UP Tomo-Kai, you may visit: http://tomokai.co.nr […] …

Ayano Uema shares video of “PW無情”

You can file this in the “let’s hope more artist get in on this” category. Popular (and beautiful I might add) utasaa Ayano Uema shares a PV (well, kinda) of her rendition of the song “PW 無情” (the Prisoner of War song) on YouTube. Accompanying Ayano on piano is Yasushi Matsumoto of Taiyofu Orchestra. (Via …

Hirara releases debut mini album, “Kanikubata”

Miyakojima folk singer, Hirara, who performed at this year’s Okinawan Festival in Honolulu, released her debut mini album, “Kanikubata,” on December 1, 2009. The album is currently sold in Okinawa and contains a total of six tracks including “Kanikubata” and “Tsuki ni Negai wo” — both featured in CMs for the awamori Kiku no Tsuyu.

In love with Namie Amuro’s “The Meaning Of Us”

Ask me about the song that I’ve been humming a lot of lately and I’ll answer Owl City’s “Fireflies” — not! (*ahem* I’m a fan of The Postal Service.) The song that’s been stuck in my head the past week is Namie Amuro’s “The Meaning Of Us” from her newly released original album, “Past<Future” — …