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Musix 2010 opens its March performances this weekend

Date Posted: 2010-03-04

The Okinawa International Asia Music Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Naha City with ceremonies and musical performances that continue through March 28th.

A series of 18 live performances featuring more than 150 groups begin Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies and performances at the Okinawa Kenmin Square in front of the Prefecture Office Building in Kumoji, at the park-square in between the offices and Palette Kumoji. Jazz and Salsa are in the initial 5 p.m. ~ 8 p.m. concert lineup.

The Musix 2010 activities actually begin Saturday morning with exhibitions at the Okinawa Prefecture Museum Art Museum in Omoromachi in Naha. The program runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. a Taiko Drum Workshop at the Okinawa Prefecture Museum Art Museum runs 12:45 p.m. ~ 4:45 p.m. The workshop is free to the first 30 participants. At Koza Music Town in Okinawa City, Heat Up ‘Musix’, another free event, starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday events begin at 10 a.m. with the Japanese Song Festival in Okinawa at the Okinawa Prefecture Museum – Art Museum. The event runs to 5 p.m. A Voice Workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Museum, and a Songs of Asia concert starts at 2 p.m. at the Museum. All events and performances are free. Okinawa Folk Entertainment entertains at Okinawa Kenmin Square in front of the Prefecture Office building beginning at 1:30 p.m., and the Okinawan Folk Song-Shimauta Pops concert runs 4:30 p.m. ~ 7 p.m. at the same location.

Musix 2010 continues next Saturday and Sunday, and March 20th and 21st. The Grand Finale event is on Friday ~ Sunday, March 26th ~ 28th.


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