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Ocarina and Koto Charity Concert 2013 - For The Children of Fukushima -

  • Saturday, May 04, 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • Church of Perfect Liberty (Torrance, CA)


Sunday, May 4, 2013 2:00pm

Church of Perfect Liberty
1130 W. 223rd St., Torrance, CA 90502

The Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory will present a charity mini-concert on May 4 from 2 p.m. at the Church of Perfect Liberty. Special guest, Dr. Takashi Mimaki, on the Ocarina, will join Awaya-sensei and Awaya-kai koto players. Dr. Mimaki is a pediatrician and professor emeritus from Gifu University in Japan. He has been passionate about music since he started playing the violin at age 10. Since 1999, he has been sharing his love of the Ocarina with audiences all over Japan: in concert halls and on television. In 2003, he released his CD, “Takashi’s Classic Album.”

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Kuminosato beach camp for Fukushima kids on Kume Island in Okinawa. The camp is the brainstorm of independent photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa. He is famous for his work chronicling the lives of people in Chernobyl. He was also instrumental in starting health and recuperation facilities for Chernobyl victims. After the Fukushima accident, he realized that there would be a need for similar facilities in Japan, so he started early on to set up the camp on Kume Island in Okinawa Pref.

Players
Ocarina: Takashi Mimaki
Japanese Dance: Bando Hidesomi
Koto: Yoko Awaya, Masa Brown, Midori Minato, and Neeley Wauke
Sanshin: Yuuki Shingaki / Guitar: Ryoji Inatsugi

Program
Canon by J.Pachelbel
Haru No Umi
Nadasoso
El Condor Pasa, etc.

Admission: $20

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