MC Gosamaru’s “Nakagusuku-son In The House”

“Nakagusuku-son In The House” MV on YouTube

Wow. This music video and song is a lot of fun! MC Gosamaru’s “Nakagusuku-son In The House” is an Uchinaa-rap song and also features the amazing Yonaha Toru on sanshin. The single is also available on music streaming services.

via Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA)

Ryukyu Renbo Digest (YouTube)

“Ryukyu Renbo”

The video digest is from “Ryukyu Classical Performing Arts Meet the 25 String Koto”, a concert that took place last December featuring top artists from Luchu classical music and dance. It’s interesting hearing the classic songs arranged for the 25 string koto as well as Nakai Tomoya’s original songs and we’re grateful for the English subtitles and translations in the video description section. This is a must watch video if only for the explanation each artist gives for their instrument.

Kucho Girl on YouTube

Kucho Girl Explains the Kucho

Allison-sensei started her Kucho Girl YouTube channel about a year ago and has a lot of great content in English for those interested in learning more about classical (koten ongaku) and folk (minyou) music from Uchinaa. If you’re not familiar with the word ‘kucho’, Allison-sensei calls it an Okinawan spike fiddle and it’s one of the instruments that accompanies the uta-sanshin along with kutu (zither), fwanso (flute), and teeku (drums). It’s definitely a channel you’ll want to subscribe to.

Remote Eisaa Festival 2020 Rebroadcast

via Twitter

With the cancellation of this year’s eisaa festivities, Campus Records is rebroadcasting their Remote Eisaa Festival 2020 on their YouTube channel! They have also launched a Remote Eisaa Festival website with an online store (sadly, no overseas shipping) and are accepting donations (“throwing money”).

Speaking of Campus Records, they’ve been releasing a lot of great content on their YouTube channel so be sure to subscribe.

Gori Shares His 8 Favorite Songs from Okinawa

Gori’s YouTube Channel

His staff had to get his favorite awamori into his system and once that was done Gori was ready to announce his 8 recommended songs from Okinawa (Uchinanchu artists). So without further ado, here’s his list in the order that he announced it (links go to YouTube videos):

His comments on why he chose each song is worth checking out too so be sure to watch his video.

Miura Daichi’s “Colorful” for Team Coca-Cola Reaches 1M Views

Miura Daichi participated in a group project for Team Coca-Cola with other pop artists and the song “Colorful” has reached over 1 million views on YouTube. The music video had its YouTube premiere on 7/19 along with a single that’s available on all streaming platforms. He’s the first artist on the video so you can’t miss him!

Live Camera Views in Okinawa

Missing Okinawa and looking for something to waste your time watch on YouTube? Search no further as we’re sharing three live camera views from Okinawa.

  • The first live camera is a view of Kokusai-dori in Naha from the Ryukyu Shimpo building. Link.
  • The second live camera is a view of the underwater observatory “real aquarium” of the Busena Marine Park in Nago from the RBC Channel. Link.
  • The final live camera is a view of Naha Airport (includes sound) from the RBC News channel. Link.

Know of any other live cameras in Okinawa? Share your link in the comments!

HY Releases The First Take Singles

HY have done two The First Take videos with their song “366days” being the channel’s 100th and it also happens to be during the band’s 20th anniversary. The second video was for their song “Good Bye“. Now both songs are available on music streaming services! It’s amazing knowing that the recordings are live and in one take. Links to both songs are on the band’s tweet.

THE FIRST TAKE is a YouTube Channel dedicated to shooting musicians and singers performing in a single take. ONE TAKE ONLY, ONE LIFE ONLY.

By the way, now that Nakasone Izumi has her own YouTube channel and we know of her personality, it can make it more interesting to see her in singing form. 😊