Each year, Festival goers delight in watching performance from talents local and Okinawan performance groups. The free performances
share Okinawan culture and demonstrates how our culture has continued with younger generations.
ENTERTAINMENT FROM OKINAWAOur Hawaii Okinawa Performing Arts community will be showcased at the Okinawan Festival and joined by a trio of exciting performers from Okinawa.
Ayano Uema is a singer from Okinawa, Japan. She was born in Okinawa and started taking lessons on singing and sanshin (Okinawan traditional musical instrument) at the age of seven. When she was 19 years old, she became a “shihan” of sanshin – a master of sanshin. She sings in many stages with her deep expression based on Okinawan traditional songs. In 2012, Ayano debuted in Japan with the album called “Utasha,” and this year she released a new CD “Mabui-Uta” –Songs from bottom of heart(Tamashii/Mabui). https://youtu.be/lleXoJ-eWXE
Photo of Ayano Uema from her Facebook page
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016