Music Village opens in Okinawa City

Music Village opens in Okinawa City

On August 12, at the opening ceremony for the Music Village, participants observe the exhibition for more than 3000 music materials at Ichibangai, Okinawa city.

August 14, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, the opening ceremony for music resource center Music Village was held at Ichibangai in Okinawa City. The Music Village exhibits photographs, sound sources, and films of Okinawa folk songs, jazz, rock, and other music.

The Music village is a part of a community development project using music sponsored by Okinawa City. The city aims to make use of music, art and culture as resources to develop the community. The city started to collect music sources in 2012, and more than 3000 photographs and sound sources are on display.

Sachio Kuwae, Okinawa City Mayor said, “We want to manage those important sources, inherit and develop the music culture.” Yoshikatsu Bise, the curator of the Music Village, said, “Finally, we opened the Music Village. But this is just the start.”

The Music Village opens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closes on Monday, public holiday, year-end and New Year holidays. For more information, please call Music Village 098 (923) 3224.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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