World music fest to be held in Futenma area May 26

World music fest to be held in Futenma area May 26

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Looking for something different, maybe the beat of a different drum?

Well, look no further than the Ajiru Music Festival, which will be held at the Futenmanzan Jingu-ji Temple near MCAS Futenma and Camp Foster on Saturday, May 26. The festival will feature ethnic music from around the world, including Basque, Korean, Arabian, Taiwanese, Okinawan and more.

But this music fest offers more than just tunes. There will be workshops for Chinese Kempo (martial art) and Samba dance, as well as presentations on belly dancing and Okinawan Karate. And if you have kids, bring them along, as one section of the venue will be set aside for them and will include a magic show.

Like any good festival, there will be several food booths, so bring you appetite.

Join the festival and feel the power of a folky beat.

Event: Ajiru Music Festival

Date: May 26 (Saturday)

Time: Gate opens at noon. Show runs frmo 2-9 p.m.

Venue: Futenmanzan Jingu-ji Temple (main venue) and Mil besos (venue for workshops)

Address: 1-27-11 Futenma, Ginowan city, Okinawa 901-2202 (Futenmanzan Jingu-ji Temple); 2-33-16, 2F, Futenma, Ginowan city, Okinawa 901-2202 (Mil besos)

* Parking space available for 100 vehicles near the venue.

Tickets: Advance tickets available for 3,500 yen at Mil besos (4,000 yen day of event); For high school and middle school students, students from foreign countries, 65 years old and above, an advance ticket costs 2,000 yen and a day-of-the-event ticket costs 2,500 yen. Free admission for elementary school students and below.


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