Online Concerts and Presentations (Updated 8/17)

Please note that these are not OAA-hosted or -sponsored events (unless otherwise noted). We are compiling the event information to make it easier for our members and supporters to access these wonderful presentations and performances.

UPDATED AUGUST 17, 2020

A lot has happened in the past couple months and we hope that everybody is staying well and practicing physical distancing. We’ve put together a list of concerts, talks, short films, and more to enjoy during this quarantine period – all online and all FREE to watch!

We update this list with new links and also promote upcoming presentations/performances.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.


UPCOMING:


EVERY TUESDAY:
Yuntaku Live!
(talks and performances by Uchinaanchu in Hawai‘i)

Hosted by Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)
10 p.m. Pacific Time / 7 p.m. Hawai‘i / 1:00 a.m. Eastern
Watch on HUOA’s Facebook Page
(This is not an OAA-hosted or -sponsored event)

EVERY LAST THURSDAY:
Nuchaashii Online Gatherings

Hosted by the OAA
7 – 9 p.m. Pacific Time
Please RSVP for the Zoom Link

RECURRING:
Umanchu Suruti Online
(lectures and discussions about Okinawan culture, history, and identity)
Hosted by Ukwanshin Kabudan in Hawai‘i

Email events@ukwanshinkabudan.org or visit their Facebook page for the presentation dates and links
(This is not an OAA-hosted or -sponsored event)

RECURRING:
Online Shimakutuba Gakumun Kai
(Okinawan language class)
Hosted by Ukwanshin Kabudan in Hawai‘i
Taught by Brandon Ing

Email events@ukwanshinkabudan.org or visit their Facebook page for the presentation dates and links
(This is not an OAA-hosted or -sponsored event)


ONLINE PERFORMANCES & TALKS:


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Yoriko Ganeko – Live performances on Facebook (Bi-Weekly)

GINYU: A musical about Okinawan immigration to Peru (2 hr)

Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)’s Yuntaku Live! (Every Tuesday) – Also available on their YouTube channel

Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)

Kenji Igei (伊芸研治) in Peru – Live video stream from March 28 (1 hr)

Kariyushi 58 (かりゆし58)

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Mako (of Mako and Munjuru) in Washington State – Live video stream from May 21 (35 min)

Okinawa Americana – Live performances on Facebook (Every Saturday)

Jake Shimabukuro – Live performances on Facebook

***NEW*** Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage
This virtual series organized by Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages had several amazing events, but we will be highlighting ones that featured Uchinaanchu moderators, presenters, performers, etc. (please let us know if we missed any). Click here to check out all 9 weeks worth of programs!

Tomoko Uehara (上原 知子) from Rinken Band – Live stream performances

Ayano Uema (上間綾乃) – Live stream performances

 Yanawarabaa (やなわらばー) – Live stream performances


SHORT FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES


Filmdoo
has a series of short films (drama and comedy) from Okinawa with English subtitles. “Authentic tales of people young and old, searching for a fresh adventure and new beginnings, all with one thing in common – they all take place on the exquisite island of Okinawa.”

NHK World has a selection of their short documentaries and news segments available to view online. Check out their Focus on Okinawa playlist or search “Okinawa”.


YOUTUBE CHANNELS:


Eisaa Museum (エイサー会館)
has a variety of eisaa videos including full-length performances!

Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) is uploading the full recordings of their weekly Yuntaku Live presentations including talks/performances by Kenton Odo (Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Hawaii), Brandon Ing (Let’s Sing Uchinaaguchi), and more!

Okinawa Matsuri in Tokyo (沖縄まつりin 代々木公園) has video clips and full-length performances from their 2019 concert featuring  Tōru Yonaha (よなは徹), Ayano Uema (上間綾乃), Ii Dushi (いーどぅし), and more!

Rinken Band’s Real Music Dormitory channel features recent live stream performances from Rinken Band protégé group, tinktink (ティンクティンク), as well as music clips and a web series called “Rinken Band Atchaa Atchaa” which follows Rinken Teruya (照屋林賢) to various spots in Okinawa!

Sanshin Craftsmens Business Cooperative Association of Okinawa (沖縄県三線製作事業協同組合) started the #SanshinYuimaru #StayHomeSanshin campaign with professional and up-and-coming musicians contributing videos! There are also sanshin musicians across the world doing the same and you can find their videos on social media platforms by searching for #SanshinYuimaru and #StayHomeSanshin.

Urizun, an organization of young Okinawans in Brazil, hosts recurring live stream presentations and recordings can be viewed on their YouTube channel! Of course, all of the presentations are in Portuguese.

Yuna & Tida are a talented local duo who perform Okinawan folk songs!