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Fandangobon 2015 Footage

FandangObon is an annual festival in Los Angeles that brings together the Japanese, Mexican, and African-American communities into one circle to share participatory music and dance traditions in order to celebrate Mother Earth. This video contains highlights of FandangObon 2015, held on October 25 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Last August, Nobuko Miyamoto, Great Leap Founder and Artistic director, created "SEMBAZURU," an oboe dance for children dedicated to children who suffer from violence all across the world. Nobuko was inspired by the Story Of Sadako Sasaki, a 12 years old girl who died from leukemia after being exposed to the radiation from the Hiroshima bombing.