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2016 / Okinawa lecture to focus on traditions of Lunar New Year, Feb. 6

Okinawa Lunar New Year

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America Lunar New Year’s Traditions in Okinawa: Lecture and Performance On Saturday, Feb. 6, 1:00 pm, the Okinawa Association of America in Gardena will host a special event focusing on Lunar New Year’s traditions in Okinawa. A Skype video lecture will be presented by Eric Wada from Hawaii....
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2016 / UCLA Lecture: Nationalism and Vitalism on the Okinawa Stage, Jan. 25

UCLA Lecture Okinawa

UCLA Colloquium January 25, 2016 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM Nationalism and Vitalism on the Okinawan Stage UCLA Royce Hall 314 Colloquium with James Rhys Edwards,  Ph.D (UCLA Ethnomusicology 2015) In 1879, Imperial Japan annexed the Ryūkyū Islands, dissolving the Ryūkyū Kingdom and establishing Okinawa Prefecture. This “disposition of Ryūkyū” triggered a fitful transformation...
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2015 / Okinawan koto school to celebrate its 50th anniversary with artists from Okinawa and Hawaii, Nov. 28

Classical Okinawan koto school Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyokai will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their establishment as the Los Angeles Branch by presenting the concert entitled “Hibiki Wataru” (The Journey of Sound) on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Near 100 artists from Los Angeles, Okinawa, and Hawaii...
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2015 / Okinawa Association to present a music & dance concert in Torrance, May 17

On Sunday, May 17, the Okinawa Association of America will bring the sights, sounds, and spirit of the Ryukyu Islands to the James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance! Titled “Utayabira Wuduyabira,” – which means “let’s sing, let’s dance” in Uchinaaguchi (the Okinawan language) – this biennial concert is one of the only recurring events in Los Angeles that...
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2014 / Majikina dance school to present Los Angeles show designed to honor legendary Okinawan artist, Nov. 2

On Sunday, Nov. 2, the Majikina Honryu Aigen no Kai dance company, led by artistic director Aiko Majikina, will present “Nufa Gukuru – My Spirit Dances” at the Aratani Theatre in the campus of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Little Tokyo. The show starts at 2:00 pm. The show pays homage to...
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2013 / Awaya Kai Koto Concert at Armstrong Theatre, Nov. 3 / Sold Out

Awaya Kai Koto Concert 2013

Sold Out The18th Awaya-Kai Koto Concert Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 pm James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90503 Tickets: General Admission, $25; At the Door, $30; Student (Under 18 years old), $20     Tickets are available at Sakuraya in Gardena at (310) 323-7117, Yoko Awaya in Gardena at (310) 329-5965, Hiromi...
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2013 / Miyagi Nosho 60th Performing Arts Anniversary at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 20

Nosho Miyagi Four Seasons

  The Miyagi Nosho Ryukyu Dance/Music School presents the Miyagi Nosho 60th Performing Arts Anniversary Recital at Aratani/Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm. The recital commemorates Master Nosho Miyagi’s 60 years of performing dance and music, as well as to host the...
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2013 / Ryuku dance master’s 60th anniversary of performance recital at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 20

Miyagi Nosho Close Up

The Miyagi Nosho Ryukyu Dance/Music School will present Miyagi Nosho’s 60th Anniversary Recital at Aratani/Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 pm. The recital is to commemorate Master Nosho Miyagi’s 60 years of performing dance and music, as well as to host the school’s teaching credential...
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2013 / Okinawan music / Sanshin concert by performer from Okinawa, July 20

20130708 Okinawa Fija Byron

  Fija Byro Live: pirin paran USA tour 2013 Presented by Okinawa Cultural Association of Texas Date: July 20 (Saturday) 8 pm – 9 pm Location: Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 West 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247   Ticket: $15 (Online ticket: fijabyron.eventbrite.com)  The Okinawa Association of America at (310) 532-1929 For more information call...
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