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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review of today's Sanshin Concert

I just completed today's Sanshin concert. 
Thank you for joining today's concert
I enjoyed talking with audiences between songs. 

 YOUTUBE will be ready soon. 

See you in fall season at the library!




本日の三線コンサート無事終了いたしました。

10曲すべて歌いきりました。

ライブって本当にいいものですね!

次回は秋にお会いしましょう。



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Program of SANSHIN Music Concert

Celebrate Okinawan/Japanese Music with Junko Fisher

Tuesday, June 30 (4:00pm)
Presented by Queens Library
Douglaston/Little Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard, New York

Program:

Ikema Miyarabi(池間みやらび)Okinawan folk song on Ikema Island, Miyako
"Shizumu yu-hi wa nami no ue, miyarabi tachi wa suna no ue, sa-yusayui Ikema no hama wa
yoseru nami mo omoide bakari ninoyoi sassah"(沈む夕日は波の上 童達は砂の上 サーユイサーユイ 池間の浜は 寄せる波も思い出ばかり イノヨイサッサ)

Shin Densa Bushi(新デンサー節)Okinawan folk song
"Uchina uta shami ya takuku shiri watati nkashi uta kata nu tifun agi ti, densa densa- su-ri
densa-"(うちな歌三味や 他国知り渡てぃ 昔歌方ぬ 手本あぎてぃ デンサデンサー スーリデンサー)

Erabu Yuri No Hana(永良部百合の花)Amami folk song
"Erabu Yuri nu hana Amerika ni sakachi yarikunu uriga kugani bana shimani yo sakasa angwa yo-satu naicha shunga shunga" (永良部百合ぬ花 亜米利加に咲かち ヤリクヌ うりが黄金花 島によー咲かさ あん小よーさとナイチャシュンガシュンガ)

Kui Nu Hana(恋ぬ花)Okinawan folk song
"Niwa ya yuchi fuyui nmi ya hana sakachui nzo ga fuchukuru ya mafedu fu-cho-ru, nuzo ga 
fuchukuru ya maferu fu-cho-ru" (庭や雪ふゆい 梅や花咲ちゅい んぞが ふちゅくるや まふぇどうふちゅる んぞが ふちゅくるや まふぇどうふちゅる)

Nangoku Sodachi (南国育ち)Okinawan folk song
"Shio no kaori ni suhadao somerya koi wo shiruno mo hayaimono nangoku sodachi no yume miru hana wa mune no hono to moete saku yare digu nu hana yare digunu hana"
(潮のかおりに素肌を染めりゃ 恋を知るのも早いもの 南国育ちの夢見る花は 胸の炎と燃えて咲く ヤレ でぃぐぬ花 ヤレ でぃぐぬ花)

Paradise Uruma Jima(パラダイスうるま島)Okinawan folk song
"Imada shirazu ya yume no ryugu Uruma jima kikou wa nodoka ni waga paradaisu Uruma jima hari nu paradaisu yo Uruma jima" (今だ知らずや夢の竜宮 うるまま島 気候はのどかに我パラダイスよ うるま島 ハーリヌパラダイスヨー うるま島)

Seto no Hanayome (瀬戸の花嫁)Japanese pop song
"Seto wa higure te yunami konami anata no shimae oyomeni yuku no wakai to daremo ga shinpai surukeredo aiga arukara daijyobu nano dandan batake to sayonara suruno yo osanai otouto yukuna to naita otoko dattara naitari sezuni tosan kasan daijini shitene"  
(瀬戸は夕暮れ夕波小波 貴方の島へお嫁に行くの 若いと誰もが心配するけれど
愛があるから大丈夫なの 段々畑とさよならするのよ 幼い弟行くなと泣いた 男だったら
泣いたりせずに父さん母さん大事にしてね)

Kokiriko Bushi (こきりこ節)Toyama Prefecture folk song
"Kokiri kono take wa shichi sungobu ja nagai wa sode no kanakai ja
mado no sansa wa dederekoden hare no sansa mo deredekoden"
(こきりこの竹は 七寸五分じゃ 長いは袖の かなかいじゃ 
マドのサンサはデデレコデン ハレのサンサもデデレコデン)

Uewo Muite Aruko

Asadoya Yunta




Thursday, June 18, 2015

Flyer of my upcoming Sanshin Music Concert


Queens Courier this week issue

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Please join me with your family!



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photos of TV Commercial Shooting Scene

I joined a TV commercial shooting organized by the Orion Breweries, Ltd 
(Okinawan brand beer company) yesterday. 

The shooting location was Kitano Hotel on Park Avenue. 

Here are some photos from yesterday's scene. 

雨と雷の天気予報で気になっていたオリオンビールCM撮影は
運よく雨も降らずに終了いたしました。



I like this photo!


We met with former World Champion of boxing, Mr. Yoko Gushiken.

Related article:
Yoko Gushiken inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame
Yoko Gushiken inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame
Yoko Gushiken took the podium at the induction ceremony for the modern International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on June 14.

June 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Canastota, New York
Yoko Gushiken, the former WBA light flyweight champion, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 15. An Okinawa native, Gushiken holds the Japanese record of 13 world title defenses. The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) honors boxers, trainers and other contributors to the sport worldwide. On June 14, an award presentation ceremony was held. In front of many audiences, Gushiken delivered a speech in both Japanese and English. He said, “I am really delighted to be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, joining great champions.”
Gushiken became the WBA light flyweight champion in 1976. He surrendered the crown to Mexican challenger Pedro Flores in March 1981 and retired after that fight.
(English translation by T&CT)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Photos of The Drums Along the Hudson yesterday

It was so hot yesterday. 
We performed on the stage twice. 
It was nice to see some folk dances by 
Native American dance company . 

初めて参加したハドソン祭りアメリカ原住民民俗舞踊団の踊りと歌が
沖縄舞踊のようで興味深く楽しめました。


with George Faison





Saturday, June 13, 2015

Preview of dance performance

I will be performing dance at the Drums Along The Hudson tomorrow. 

Show time for our dance (two shows)
 3:30 pm 
5:00 pm

There will be multi cultural programs including Japanese Taiko will be performed on the stage and multicultural booths will be presented at the park.  




Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Today's YOUTUBE Clip

Here is my new YOUTUBE clip. 
Song 1: Ashibi Shongane 
Song 2: Kui Nu Hana 



遊びションガネー
恋ぬ花

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My New YOUTUBE clip

Happy Sunday!

Here is my new YOUTUBE clip.

Song 1: Fuyu Nu Yuami (love song)
composed by Sadako Tamaki
Sadako Tamaki received an award of new song of the year 
for Fuyu Nu Yuami many years ago. 
冬ぬ夜雨は
玉城貞子さんの作詞作曲で新歌大賞受賞された民謡唄です。
カバーさせていただきましたことご了承ください。

Song 2: Ashimiji Bushi



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Seeking Musician: Singer and Drummer

I am seeking partner to join the upcoming program!
If you are interested in singing (drummer; Bongo drum, is welcome) with me,
please feel free to contact me at Junko@junkofisher.com. 

唄うことが好きな方、
又は
ボンゴ・ドラムなど鳴り物楽器コラボ可能な方
お気軽に連絡ください。
お待ちしています。

Songs for next program:演題

Shin Densa Bushi(新デンサー節)
Erabu Yuri No Hana(永良部百合の花)
Ikema Miyarabi (池間みやらび)
Kui Nu Hana(恋ぬ花)
Nangoku Sodachi (南国育ち)
Paradise Uruma Jima(パラダイスうるま島)
Asadoya Yunta (安里屋ユンタ)
Seto no Hanayome (瀬戸の花嫁)

Let's sing together!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Joining Rally of Library

I joined a rally at the Queens Library (Douglaston/Little Neck) this afternoon. 
The library has been very nice to me, inviting my Okinawan dance and music program many times in the past. The Douglaston/Little Neck branch asked me to present a music concert at the branch this February, and invited me back this month. 
Thank you so much for your invitation, I was happy to join today's rally.






Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rehearsal of making Karaji, Okinawan Traditional Hair Style


Above photos are copy of Google photos

These two photos are the perfect examples of Karaji {女性の髪結}for women.

Below is a photo of  Head Master of Miyagi Ryu Ryukyu Dance School in Okinawa,
 Nozo Miyagi II, 
performed "Hanafu" dance. 

沖縄舞踊を披露する際
琉装の中で
最も難しいのは女性用の髪結いです。
お家元先生の美しいお写真参考にさせて頂きます。

14日にドラムズ・アロング・ハドソン祭りの舞台で
若衆の格好で踊ることになりました。
翌日15日には
オリオンビールCM撮影に参加することになりました。

2日ともカンプー「ヘアースタイル」を結い
紅型衣装で踊ります。

I have to make lists of costume. 
Dress rehearsal will be next week.
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News!
I will be offering solo music concert again 
at the Douglaston/Little Neck Library on
June 30th. 

今月30日に
クイーンズ図書館ダグラストン・ブランチにて
今年2度目のライブコンサートを開催いたします。