“From ‘Tachiutushi’ to ‘Old Macdonald’: The Okinawan Koto Tradition in Hilo, Hawaii”
The presentation discusses Okinawan cultural continuity in the diaspora as well as the So-shin Kai Midori and efforts by the late Shizuko Akamine to preserve and perpetuate the koto tradition in Hilo.
This evolution maps one individual’s efforts to sustain interest in this ancient instrument among the Hilo community despite the decline in number of heritage practitioners.
Join us on
April 10, 2015
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
in Moore 319
Sponsored by: University of Hawai’i Center for Okinawan Studies ハワイ大学沖縄研究センター and cosponsored by UHM Music Department
Source: Ashley Nakanishi Shankles Facebook page, 3/12/15.