OAA Scholarship Applications for Graduating High School Students (Extended Deadline: June 14)

Applications for the OAA’s annual scholarship awards for 2013 high school graduates are now available! Applicant requirements include: Must be graduating high school in 2013 Must be of full or partial Okinawan descent Parents or applicant must be OAA member(s) Minimum 3.0 GPA EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2013 The awards will be based primarily onContinue reading “OAA Scholarship Applications for Graduating High School Students (Extended Deadline: June 14)”

(Non-OAA) 2 Uchinanchu Filmmakers @ LA Asian Pacific Film Fest

We are honored to have 2 Uchinanchu filmmakers presenting their short films at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (presented by Visual Communications)! Every year this festival provides a venue for the brightest talents within the Asian American and Asian international communities, bringing together hundreds of feature-length and short-form films/videos to be showcasedContinue reading “(Non-OAA) 2 Uchinanchu Filmmakers @ LA Asian Pacific Film Fest”

Okinawan Music & Dance Showcase | 2013 Utayabira Wuduyabira

On Sunday, May 5th, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will be presenting their 18th biennial Utayabira Wuduyabira concert at the James R. Armstrong Theatre (Torrance, California). Translated as “let’s sing, let’s dance” in Uchinaaguchi (the Okinawan language), this showcase of traditional performing arts will feature local musicians (sanshin, koto, taiko) and dancers coming togetherContinue reading “Okinawan Music & Dance Showcase | 2013 Utayabira Wuduyabira”