A meeting with Sadao China

Yesterday I visited Sadao China’s home in Okinawa to interview him for a forthcoming feature in the UK magazine fRoots. This is the third time I’ve interviewed China but it’s the first time I’ve been invited to his home. He was very welcoming and talked for over an hour, while his wife kept us well supplied with drinks and refreshments. Among the topics covered were the making of the 6 CD set Shimauta Hyakkei which won a Japan national record award last year. He also discussed his work as a producer, his upbringing and introduction to music, and the current state of Okinawan music in general and hopes for its future.

At home with Sadao China

The article and interview is scheduled to appear in the October issue of fRoots magazine, and eventually on the Features page of the Power of Okinawa website.

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One Comment on “A meeting with Sadao China”

  1. tn Says:

    That’s great! I look forward to reading it.


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