One Voice
2010年 03月 07日

Diary in Okinawa5

English version is following...







Entering into the Okinawa Prefectural Museum,
I noticed that many people were gathering and
listening a young handsome man singing.

It was one of a music play in "Japan Sound Festival 2010
in Okinawa" that JASRAC(*1) promoted.

The man was Shingo Mayama,
a famous singer of Shimauta
(traditional songs in southern islands of Japan)
in Amami-oshima

Shimauta in Amami is a little different from
that in Okinawa (Amami belongs to Kagoshima
Prefecture though the culture is much closer to Okinawa).

I was fascinated with his beautiful feathery(?) voices.
As he was staying there after his play,
I had chance to say "I was moved !",
but I was too shy to do so...

Outside the building, Korean traditional folk song,
Pan Sori, was being played
(though it's not "Japanese Sound").
It was lyrical, powerful and heart grabbing.
The singer said "I play a digest version because
the complete version of this song takes 6 hours" !

For Lunch, I had Okinawa-soba again in "Ishigufu".
I wish I could have this soba whenever I want to!

*1 Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers

by hideki_sunagawa | 2010-03-07 23:59 | Okinawa

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