2019 “Utayabira, Wuduyabira” Okinawan Music & Dance Concert

May 19, 2019 (Sunday) James R. Armstrong Theatre (Map) 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California 90501 Program at 2 p.m., doors at 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 each General admission (first come, first served)

Utayabira Wuduyabira 2015, Okinawan Performing Arts Showcase

Okinawa Soul: Music & Dance Concert in Torrance 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 ofContinue reading “Utayabira Wuduyabira 2015, Okinawan Performing Arts Showcase”

2015 Uchina Junior Study Program

ATTENTION MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! The Uchina Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings 15 middle and high school students to the islands of Okinawa. Sponsored by the Okinawa Prefectural Government, elected students are given an all-expense-paid trip to study Okinawan history, culture, society, and diaspora,Continue reading “2015 Uchina Junior Study Program”

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”