Pre-event for the 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Reversion to Japan: Okinawa Day - Distant Voices, Far-away Sea Breeze -

The event features the art of Ryukyu dance that has been handed down in Okinawa over the generations, with a performance of Ryukyu classical music on a stringed instrument called a “sanshin” and a drum called “goko” as well as dancing and dance performances on stage, with a guest performance by a Vietnamese music band that carries on the tradition of the Nguyen Dynasty’s court music. There has been exchange between Japan and Vietnam for a long time through Okinawa. With this historical background in mind, the band will seek artistic collaboration with Ryukyu dancing.

Date Oct. 10, 2011 (Monday and holiday) at 13:30
Venue Kobe Bunka Hall (Main Hall) (4-2-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuou-ku, Kobe)
http://www.kobe-bunka.jp/hall/
Admission fee (At door) 2nd level / 2,500 yen and Ground floor /3,500 yen
(Advance) 2nd level / 2,000 yen and Ground floor / 3,000 yen
Hosted by Kansai Ryukyu Dance Institute , Hanshin Okinawa Cultural Study Group , and Okinawa Day Performance Executive Committee for Kobe Biennale
Co-hosted by JAVIP Club (Japan Vietnam Partnership)