2013 / Okinawa Association to present showcase of music and dance, May 5


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The Okinawa Association of America will be presenting its 18th biennial Utayabira Wuduyabira concert at the James R. Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 on Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting the Okinawa Association at mensore@earthlink.net or (310) 532-1929.

Translated as “let’s sing, let’s dance” in the Okinawan language, this showcase of traditional performing arts will feature local musicians and dancers coming together to celebrate and share the Okinawan culture for audiences of all generations and backgrounds.

Utayabira Wuduyabira is organized by the OAA’s Geinobu (Performing Arts Committee). The Geinobu was formed in 1987 and is currently comprised of over twenty Okinawan dance, sanshin, koto, and taiko schools.

Teachers and students from each school participate in the Utayabira Wuduyabira concerts, bringing a blend of traditional music, traditional dance, folk music, and festival drums.