A unique performance in celebration of the rich musical heritage of Okinawa with songs from three very different Ryukyuan traditions. A tradition of sacred singing has been passed on in the Ryukyu Islands for over 400 years. In this event we will listen to songs and explanations of creation myths from the court omoro tradition and secret songs from the regional umui genre. We will also hear performances of Christian hymns based on Ryukyuan folk songs and sung in the Ryukyuan language since the 19th century. Space is limited. Seating is general (unreserved). Doors open at approximately 5:30 p.m. Parking on campus is managed by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is normally free on Sundays. More info: manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/parking Co-sponsored by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Okinawan Studies, UHM Department of Music, East-West Center Arts Program, and Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts. The EWC Arts Program is supported in part by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, The Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society Hideo Murakami Fund for the Arts, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, Barbara B. Smith, Richard H. Cox, Jean E. Rolles, EWC Arts ‘Ohana members, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, The Arthur Goodfriend Intercultural Fund, and other generous donors.