Utayabira Wuduyabira: Okinawan Performing Arts Showcase

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Performing Arts

May 201517
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

James R. Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, California, 90503
United States


On Sunday, May 17th, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) 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 celebrates and shares the performing arts of Okinawa.

The music of Okinawa ranges from festive to melancholy with soulful singing and a traditional 3-stringed lute called sanshin. Other instruments include koto(zither), taiko (drum), and fue (flute). The event will also feature the popular drum-dancing group, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko – Los Angeles Branch (translated as “Ryukyu Kingdom Festival Drums”). The taiko group will be presenting a 20th Anniversary show at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater on October 17th of this year.

Utayabira Wuduyabira is organized by the OAA Geinobu (Performing Arts Committee) and will highlight eighteen local Okinawan performing arts groups. The 100+ performers in their resplendent and traditional costumes are sure to dazzle the audience with their talents in classical as well as folk music and dance. This is an event that you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, May 17th, 2:00 PM, James R. Armstrong Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, 90503). Doors open at 1:30 PM. Tickets (general admission) are $20 and can be purchased by contacting the OAA at oaa.mensore@gmail.com or 310-532-1929 or Nobuko Ajifu at (310) 324-2962.

 

josephkamiya . Last modified May 01 2015 11:06 p.m.


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