Okinawan Festival Program

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 OKINAWA

Our Hawaii Okinawa Performing Arts community will be showcased at the Okinawan Festival and joined by a trio of exciting performers from Okinawa.

Ayano Uema
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

Ayano Uema

Nozato Bo
Nozato Bo - from Kadena Town, Okinawa
Thrilling martial arts demonstrations using the Bojustsu (wooden stick). Performing Sunday 9/4 at 2pm
http://www.town.kadena.okinawa.jp/english/culture.html

Nozato Bo

Radio Okinawa's 2016 Miuta Taisho Winners: Daitonchu
Two sisters captured the coveted title of being Radio Okinawa's 2016 Mitua Taisho winners! Aina Chinen and Fuuka Chinen are both high school students and will perform their winning song, "Umihara Bushi" that was composed by their father.

Daitountyu

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

2016 Program Sat 1 2016 Program Sat 2

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

2016 Program Sun

 

34th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2016)

 

33rd Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2015)

 

32nd Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2014)

 

31st Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2013)

 

30th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2012)

 

29th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2011)

                               

28th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2010)

 

27th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2009)

 

26th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2008)

 

25th Okinawan Festival Entertainment Program (2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

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