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OKI: Music of the Ainu

OKI: Music of the Ainu

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When

Sun, May 1, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Description

Doors 6pm, Show 7PM

Oki Kano, known professionally as OKI, is a leading musician of Ainu music—the music of Japan’s northernmost indigenous people. Born to a Japanese mother and an Ainu father, OKI has recovered and recreated traditional music on the tonkori, a stringed instrument of the Ainu people of Karafuto (a region also known as Sakhalin). The rich, reverberating twang of the tonkori strings, which are traditionally made from deer tendons, allowed Ainu shamans to communicate with spirits that control the wind, rain and other natural phenomena called kamuy. OKI is featured in the film Ainu Mosir (2020), currently streaming on Netflix.

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Add on a casual meal that complements the unique and exquisite flavors of Hokkaido. JACCC Resident Chef Chis Ono will prepare a seasonal menu that evokes the flavors of legendary seafood and other unique artisanal dishes. Prepare for an evening that offers unique entertainment with specialty foods.

Dinner will be available at 6PM and throughout the evening.
Specialty cocktail, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

A specially curated menu by JACCC Resident Chef Chris Ono, honoring Hokkaido’s indigenous people.
Exclusively prepared for the evening of "OKI: Music of the Ainu."

AINU-INSPIRED MENU

SALMON “CITATOP"
refreshing tartar appetizer with onion, konbu salt and long stemmed chive

ROASTED SONOMA DUCK BREAST
Angelica herb-infused duck sauce and wild spring onions

THREE GRAIN RICE
Japanese Koshihikari, buckwheat and amaranth

SATSUMA IMO PUREE
a duet of Japanese sweet potato with white turnip prepared two ways

VEGETARIAN OPTION

ROASTED BEETS
appetizer with onion, konbu salt and long stemmed chive

WILD MUSHROOM MEDLEY
Angelica herb-infused mushroom sauce and wild spring onions

THREE GRAIN RICE
Japanese Koshihikari, buckwheat and amaranth

SATSUMA IMO PUREE
a duet of Japanese sweet potato with white turnip prepared two ways


OKI: MUSIC OF THE AINU
SUNDAY, MAY 1st
Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm

PERFORMANCE: $30
($25 for JACCC Members)

DINNER: $35

LIMITED SEATING. COVID safety precautions observed. Must have valid proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of event. For any ticketing questions, contact info@jaccc.org

The North American tour of OKI: Music of the Ainu is produced and organized by Japan Society, New York.
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725 | info@jaccc.org
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