The sounds, dances and colours of Japan were front and centre on a stage in Winnipeg on Sunday.
The drum and dance group Karakoro Eisa brought around 70 performers from Okinawa, Japan to the stage at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
“The music will be familiar to some people, and on the other hand, they are more contemporary in their presentation,” said Art Miki, who helped organize the show.
“So we are seeing the old and new Japan blended together.”
“The members of our community would not see anything like this for a long time,” he said. “So it’s a real treat for us to have the kind of music that they will be performing.”
Taken from http://www.cbc.ca/
See the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/karakoro-eisa-winnipeg-1.3720738
Once again the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba (JCAM) sponsored the Japanese Pavilion at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on College Street this year from July 31 to August 6 which was the first week of the 2 week cultural festival. Dance, taiko, koto, foods both traditional and innovative (like Spam Musubi – a tasty snack that originated in either Okinawa or Hawaii). All indications are that it was another roaring success. A full report on this amazing volunteer effort will be sent to you in September.
Volunteer Appreciation Night is Thursday September 1 for all Folklorama workers as well as those who have volunteered in any capacity for JCAM over the past year. There will be food, games and a great party atmosphere starting at 6 p.m. Let the office know if you’re coming so we’ll have enough food on hand!