Hawaii GinyukaiMusic Performance
The Hawaii Ginyukai was founded in 2017 by members fond of and interested in Ginyu (Japanese poetry songs). Hawaii Ginyukai is belong to the “Kansai Shigin Culture Association” which its headquarter located in Osaka, and is certified by the Prime Minster of Japan. We practice the art of Shigin at 15 Craigside’s multimedia room and are taught by the Guidance Department in Japan using Skype in a fun and at home atmosphere.
TAVANA presented by Hale Osugi InternationalMusic Performance
Hale Osugi International proudly presents TAVANA: Tavana is a one-man band from Honolulu, who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet to accompany himself while playing guitar and singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues. From a simple foot-stomping beginning, Tavana began to add elements to his kit including a sizeable kick drum before refining that approach down to a series of foot triggers to accomplish his desired and now “signature” one-man-rock-band wall of sound. Tavana is the featured artist for the 2018 Hankyu Osaka Hawaii Fair, representing Hawaii, this summer, and will tour Osaka and Tokyo in July. This will be Tavana’s first tour in Japan. Yoroshiku! For information on Tavana, and Hale Osugi International, visit:www.tavana808.com , www.haleosugi.com
Taiko Center of the PacificMusic Performance
Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific, a school and performing group of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming. Well known throughout the islands, the group also performs internationally and offers year-round classes to the general public. Today, the group performs Matsuri Bayashi, the festival music of old Tokyo. It is performed in Tokyo to support the many mikoshi bearers carrying the heavy portable shrine. The mikoshi comes out of storage only a few times a year to give blessings to all the people.
MCT Friends of Jazz Peace ConcertMusic Performance
Mihoko Maier is founder of Jazz Peace Concert. Praying for World peace through Jazz for over 10 years, Mihoko is accompanied by Emmy award winner composer, Camara Kambon, who moved to Hawaii recently and with bassist, Tommy Hamasu, also a composer visitng from LA.
Kiyoko HattoriMusic Performance
My name is Kiyoko Hattori from the town of Oguni in Nagaoka City, famous for the Nagaoka Fireworks. I have visited Honolulu several times to join the events that promote the friendship between Niigata and Hawaii, but this is my first time at the Honolulu Festival. I will perform Japanese songs for the people of Hawaii.
Doyo Chorus UtanakamaMusic Performance
Our chorus group is composed of ladies in their 60s to 80s. They join our group to promote their health and make new friends, where they sing together, laugh together and create a great chorus! Our members practice under the motto of “Learning for Life.”
Sakurakomachi Japanese Music and Dance GroupMusic Performance
Sakurakomachi Japanese Music and Dance Group is an all-female orchestra that plays traditional Japanese music and folk songs with instruments such as koto, shamisen, shinobue and wadaiko. As an orchestra consisting entirely of women from Japan, we strive to create attractive and inspirational art. We are active internationally and perform all over the world every year.
Kindenryu Taisho-koto Genshu-kaiMusic Performance
Genshukai gives performances of taishogoto (Japanese harp) both domestically and abroad. Taishogoto is a traditional Japanese instrument with over 100 years of history, and it is popular worldwide with an estimated million people playing the instrument. We are proud to present you with the instrument that has such a rich culture behind.
Monden Momo Song & Dance Cultural ExchangeMusic Performance
We met in the city of Izumo, known as the birthplace of Japanese mythology, and formed a performance group led by a singer-songwriter Momo Monden. We perform our original musical songs and dance inspired by the deities of Japanese mythology such as Yamata no Orochi and Inadahime.
KURIHARA TAKEHIRO TSUGARU SANGEN KAIMusic Performance
Although Tsugaru shamisen was established as a genre at the end of the Edo period, its history has mostly been unknown because playing Tsugaru shamisen used to be the livelihood of poor, blind men derogatorily called bosama. Tsugaru shamisen has since been reconsidered as a traditional Japanese entertainment that we are all proud of.