Theatre & Music
MYM presents: Okinawan Avant-Garde Night
3 October 2019
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
An exclusive one-off contemporary and experimental music and dance performance from traditional Okinawans.
MYM (Mutsumi, Yu and MINA) presents “Okinawan Avant-Garde Night”, an exclusive one-off music and dance performance with visuals and elements of storytelling at the crossroads of traditional Okinawan (Southern Japanese), contemporary and experimental music.
Punctuating their performance with the sound of the iconic Okinawan three-string lute “sanshin”, Okinawan musician Mutsumi Aragaki (vocals, sanshin, electronics, audiovisual) and Japanese/Swiss musician MINA (vocals, sanshin, violin) each offer an avant-garde approach to ancient sounds and tales from the Southern Japanese island.
By blending songs, stories, images and movements together with Japanese performing artist Yu Tamura, this new collaboration invites the audience to discover the unique and rich culture of Okinawa from a highly artistic perspective.