Join co-hosts Erica & Mariko for our second episode welcoming our first ever guest speaker, Brandon Ufugusuku Ing! Brandon is a musician, educator, and Uchinaaguchi language revitalizationist. He’s also the creative mind behind Let’s Sing Uchinaaguchi and Let’s Speak Uchinaaguchi. We’ll talk story, hear a little bit about his inspirations and his relationship to uchinaaguchi and Okinawa, ... and of course, we’ll end with our Okinawa fun fact of the day.
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Igor Shin Moromizato - Animator for the Let’s Sing Uchinaaguchi videos
Katsumi Gushiken - Character design for Let’s Sing Uchinaaguchi videos
Uchinaa Shibai (うちなー芝居) - “Okinawan Play / Drama”
Umanchu Suruti Series: Monthly Uchinaaguchi lessons taught by Brandon through Ukwanshin Kabudan’s. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information Shimakutuba (Words to Our Soul) by Brandon Ing
NPR Codeswitch - “Saving a Language You’re Learning to Speak” Proverb: “Kiramaa miiyushiga, machigi ya miiran” “You can see the Kerama Islands but you can’t see your own eyelashes.”
Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival 2022 - Sekai UchinanchuTaikai 2022
GUEST SPEAKER & MUSIC CREDITS
Ippee nifee debiru (thank you very much!) to Brandon Ing for providing this episode's music!
Oki Phrase of the Day / Oki Fun Fact of the Day:
RYUJIN MABUYER - Okinawan Super Hero!
Huge thank you to Joseph Kamiya for audio editing and mastering.
Donations to Ichariba Choodee are very much appreciated!