“NextGen Geijutsuka: Future Stars of Japanese Cultural Arts“- Online Concert Series (5 concerts)
June 30, 2020 – Concert 1: NextGen Geijutsuka- Kuniharu Yoshida with Special Guest Reiko Iwanaga aka Hanayagi Reimichi leading a virtual Bon Odori
June 30, 2020- Excerpt from Concert 1: Special Guest Reiko Iwanaga aka Hanayagi Reimichi leading a virtual Bon Odori
The music used was “Niji”, or “Rainbow” composed by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Ben Paderna. This recording was performed by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Joe Guzman, Thomas DeVar Yarbrough & Lily Belle Aiko Takashima Yarbrough.
The dancers included Reiko’s talented group as well as video submissions from all over, including Japan.
July 7, 2020 – Concert 2: NextGen Geijutsuka- Isabella Kazuai Lew with Special Guest Isako Kajun Kashino
July 14, 2020 – Concert 3: NextGen Geijutsuka- Kyle Abbott & Su Bunjamin
July 21, 2020 – Concert 4: NextGen Geijutsuka- Brian Mitsuhiro Wong with Special Guest Nao Yamashita
July 28, 2020 – Concert 5: NextGen Geijutsuka- Bandō Hirohichiro with Special Guest Bandō Naō, and ending with Special Guest Reiko Iwanaga aka Hanayagi Reimichi leading our second virtual Bon Odori