7 December 2010
Okinawa Traditional Dance and Music Concert

The Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan will organize the OKINAWA Traditional/Folk Dance and Music Concert in Delhi, as a part of the Delhi International Arts Festival.

Okinawa is a tiny group of islands in the southern part of Japan. Though it might not be easy to locate it on the world map, however, it has fostered a unique culture, distinct from that of mainland Japan. The performing arts of Okinawa are an amalgam of the best of art styles from various lands with which Okinawa had longtime trading ties, such as mainland Japan, China, Southeast Asia, etc.

The most outstanding example of such an amalgam is KUMIODORI (music drama), which is designated by the Japanese Government as an 'Important Intangible Cultural Asset'. The international popularity of Okinawan performing arts is mainly owing to its multinational origin and background.

In this concert organized by the Okinawa Culture Association, the Okinawa traditional dance and music players will present the essence of beautiful, elegant and cheerful arts of Okinawa.

The program details are as below:-

Date : Thursday, 9th December 2010
Time : 7:00 pm
Venue: Siri Fort Auditorium 1, Siri Fort, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi
Admission: Free

For enquiries, contact: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Tel: 011-2644-2967