We hope you all enjoyed our 20th Anniversary Concert Uchinaa Chimu Don-Don: Heartbeat of Okinawa!
It was a labor of love from all of the members and their families of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch as well from our friends from Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Okinawa, Miyako-Jima, Saitama, Peru, Brazil, Texas, and Ohio. We are also truly grateful to Majikina Honryu Los Angeles and Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai Los Angeles for their support and amazing performances during the concert.
Thank you to all our donors and volunteers, without you we could not have made this concert happen! And thank you to all of you who came out to the concert and those of you who were not able to physically come to the concert but were there in spirit. As performers on stage, we could feel your energy which gave us the strength to push ourselves that much harder throughout the concert.
We hope you will continue to support Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles as well as the Okinawan Cultural Arts and we look forward to seeing you at our future performances. Thank you again.
Founded in 1982, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko has branches across Japan, North America, and South America. In 2012, the main branch in Okinawa celebrated their 30th anniversary and in 2015, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko – Los Angeles Branch was proud to celebrate 20 years of spreading the Okinawan spirit across Southern California. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we held our first ever concert entitled, “Uchinaa Chimu Don-Don: Heartbeat of Okinawa” on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
Our anniversary concert showcased how the Okinawan spirit can form friendships that overcome the barriers of distance, time, and language. Over the last 20 years, our performances have allowed us to form lifelong friendships with members of the local, national, and international Okinawan communities. These bonds are so strong that many of our friends from overseas and across the nation joined us as guest performers. We hope our audience members also experienced the power of the “Uchinaa Chimu Don-Don” during our anniversary concert.
Uchinaa Chimu Don-Don: Heartbeat of Okinawa
Saturday, October 17, 2015
5:00 PM (doors opened at 4:00 PM)
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
General Admission $20
Children ages 5 and under Free (ticket reservation required)