– This is the May Gakumun Kai, Okinawa Culture and History presentation (free and open to public)
– Sunday May 6th 12pm. at Jikoen Temple in Kalihi
– Live video stream will be available for those off island.It’s already going to be May, and this coming Sunday will be our ongoing lecture series on Okinawan culture, history and arts, 12pm. at Jikoen. Please let others know as it is open to the public, and free of charge.This upcoming presentation will present a brief history of Okinawan performing arts from past to present, looking at some of the changes that have come along the way. We will also look at some of the key things to watch, listen and feel for to better understand and enjoy Okinawa dance and music.
Have you ever wondered why kumi udui has various styles of chanting?
How did the dances and music become so popular with the people and why does it play an important role in the lives of Okinawans?
Is there more to sanshin being an instrument?
Are there differences in costumes, and implements used for dance?
If these are the kinds of questions you may have….or if you have wondered about some other things regarding traditional Okinawan dance and music, then you should enjoy this presentation to help better understand and enjoy the arts that have played an important part in our Okinawan identity and culture.
Mark your calendars, let others know and see you on Sunday!