Tag Archive: Okinawa

May 18

[live report] Neo Blues Maki and happyfunsmile at Brooklyn Botanic Garden 4/30/2011

The tri-state area has no shortage of cherry blossom festivals in April. When their sakura trees are in full bloom, parks across the region celebrate the hanami season with performances and vendors. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri is easily a standout and arguably the best of the bunch. Boasting the garden’s superior beauty and …

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May 16

[interview] TAIA – "Gothic Metal," Quoth the Raven

Okinawa seems to be the incubator for great acts. A wide range of artists have all called Okinawa home, including pop songstress Cocco and rock band High and Mighty Color. Gothic metal group TAIA keeps the tradition going, highlighting their female vocalist and tight musicianship over a discography of six albums. purple SKY: Please tell …

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Apr 06

[press release] STEREOPONY to Perform at AnimeNEXT

STEREOPONY to perform at AnimeNEXT as a guest of honor!! June 18 – 20 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. STEREOPONY is a Japanese all-girl rock band that formed in Okinawa in 2007, consisting of AIMI (Vocal/Guitar), NOHANA (Bass), and SHIHO (Drums). The band gained their first opportunity on the Japanese …

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Dec 24

[review] Cocco: Cocco-san no Daidokoro CD

It’s getting harder to call Cocco just a musician. Though she’s been a jack-of-all-trades (and a master of them, too) for years, she increasingly splits her time between her writing, art and environmental activism. On top of that, she’s raising a child and overcoming ongoing mental illness. So it’s understandable that the Okinawan artist has …

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Nov 22

[movie review] Daijoubu de aru you ni-Cocco Owaranai Tabi-

Dear Cocco, Last night I watched my copy of Daijoubu de aru you ni-Cocco Owaranai Tabi-, acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda’s documentary about your life during 2008’s Kira Kira tour, for the first time. Yes, I preordered the special edition and watched it despite barely understanding any of the Japanese. (Three years of Japanese classes were …

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