Artwork by Teak Oliver
Okinawa Association of America’s Annual Members Picnic
Sunday, July 16 • 11AM ~ 4PM (opens @ 10) • Whittier Narrows Park
750 Santa Anita Avenue, Area E-1, South El Monte • On-site parking fee: $6
(Non-members are also encouraged to attend the event and apply for membership)
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Volunteers needed on July 15th and 16th. Click here to see the volunteer schedule and contact us to sign up: 310-532-1929, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted in Culture Committee (Bunka-bu), Events, From Okinawa, Katayabira Oral History Project, Kenjinkai, Lectures, Special Events
Tagged Battle of Okinawa, 琉球, event, irei no hi, Lecture, loochoo, masahide ota, oaa, okinawa, okinawa association of america, okinawan, ryukyu, ryukyuan, Typhoon of Steel, uchinaa, uchinaanchu, uchinanchu, world war ii, wwii, 大田昌秀, 慰霊の日, 沖縄
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 of the only recurring events in Los Angeles that celebrates and shares the performing arts of Okinawa.
Posted in Events, Kenjinkai, Performances, Performing Arts Committee (Geino-bu), Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, Traditional Dance, Traditional Music, Utayabira Wuduyabira
Tagged asian american, buyo, california, cultural, culture, 琉球, eisa, eisaa, events, folk dance, folk music, gardena, geino-bu, geinobu, james armstrong theatre, koto, los angeles, minyo, performing arts, ryubu, ryukyu, ryukyukoku matsuri daiko, sanshin, shamisen, south bay, torrance, utayabira wuduyabira, 沖縄, 三線
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, with an emphasis on nature, peace, and identity. Students will also be given the opportunity to interact with Uchinanchu from around the world as well as students from Okinawa, with the hope that bonds and understandings will develop between overseas Uchinanchu and their mother island.
Posted in Junior Study Program, Kenjinkai, Members, Okinawa Prefectural Government, Scholarships, Young Okinawans of SoCal (YOSC)
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