It's been revealed that Okinawan rock band, Stereopony, will provide the theme song for the film, "Tengoku kara no Yell" ("A Yell from Heaven"). The film is slated for an October release and is about a music group from Okinawa. The film is based on a true story of Hikaru Nakasone and his "Ajiasai Ongaku Mura" studio. Since Stereopony graduated from "Ajisai Ongaku Mura", they've titled the new song "Arigatou" as an expression of their thanks.
The beach stage of the '3rd Okinawa International Film Festival' held a live event called "Yell, laugh & peace SP live", which invited many Okinawan artists to perform. THE BOOM's Miyazawa Kazufumi was one of the many artist-guests that night, and he performed "Shima Uta" specifically for the victims of the Great Tohoku earthquake. "Shima Uta" was first released back in 1993, and it became one of THE BOOM's masterpieces. Miyazawa said
It's been announced that the special charity countdown event for the "3rd Okinawa International Film Festival" has gathered a total of 1.93 million Yen for disaster aid! The 'Okinawa Film Festival' is being held at the Okinawa Convention Center in the city of Ginowan, and at the Sakura-Zaka theater in Naha, the capital of Okinawa. Starting from March 18th, several comedians have helped collect funds for the victims of the earthquake and ts