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The So-shin Kai and the Okinawan Koto Tradition in Hilo

Event is full. Please contact CCECS at 974-7664 or ccecs@hawaii.edu to be placed on a waitlist.


Photo montage of So-shin Kai and Koto musicians playing

Join Darin Miyashiro, Shizuko Akamine, and members of the So-shin Kai for this entertaining and educational performance. The presentation will focus on the Okinawan koto tradition in Hilo as established by group foundress Midori Matayoshi and as perpetuated by current leader Shizuko Akamine. Examples of Okinawan koto music from classic works to folk songs will be demonstrated with special guest Gary Oshiro on uta-sanshin.

Darin Miyashiro, koto instructor at UH Manoa, is currently working with Shizuko Akamine and the So-shin Kai through the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprenticeship Program.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Kinzo and Fumiko Nishimura Japanese Cultural Fund.

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Questions or concerns? Email Marisa Miyashiro at Marisadm@hawaii.edu.


Imiloa Astronomy Center, Moanahoku Room

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3-4pm Imiloa Astronomy Center, Moanahoku Room

Please RSVP. Available seating is limited.

Event is full. Please contact CCECS at 974-7664 or ccecs@hawaii.edu to be placed on a waitlist.


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