- Ryuji Noda (Japan), Music from Okinawa
- Sachiyo Tsurumi (Japan), Okinawa Arts Council
- Yukito Ara (Japan), Artist
- Isamu Shimoji (Japan), Artist
- Akiko Yanagisawa (Japan), Music from Okinawa
Okinawa, an archipelago situated between mainland Japan and Taiwan, has a unique culture and music which has been shaped by influences from neighboring Asian countries and, after World War II, the USA. In this Networking Meeting we will present plans to develop further intercultural exchange with the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world through music. It will include an international music exposition and new world music festival. Also we will introduce recent development in Okinawan music at home and abroad.
We would like to invite all WOMEX delegates to join in Okinawa’s endeavour, exchange ideas and be part of the new Okinawan music connection!
(Photo by Ryuji Noda)