Music Lane Okinawa Rescheduled to February 20-21, 2021

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Following the recent declaration of State of Emergency for the central area in Tokyo, Japan, the Music Lane Festival Okinawa 2021 (Music Lane Okinawa) and Trans Asia Music Meeting 2021 has been rescheduled to February 20 and 21, 2021. According to a statement released by organizers, the decision to postpone the festival follows the recent rising cases of the COVID-19 in different parts of Japan. “Although Okinawa is not included in the State of Emergency, there are many artists and audiences participating from Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. In addition, the spread of infection in Okinawa Prefecture is becoming more prominent again… We felt that pushing the festival to be held in these circumstances could cause inconvenience and trouble to the participating artists, audiences, and all the staff members.” The announcement was made formally last week to the Japanese audience. Originally slated for January 16-17, the Music Lane Okinawa was set to be the debut edition of the multina

Four books, from two great Filipino Poets.


Two Miriam College Professors launched their latest books of stories and poems last February 18, 2015, the activity is entitled “Lintek”, the launching of four books by Rebecca T. Añonuevo and John Iremil Teodoro.

Añonuevo, a Palanca awardee present her latest book called “Talab and Pananahan”, while  Teodoro introduce “Pagbabalik Sang Babaylan and Sariling Pulong. The said books contains mostly poems, short stories and many articles about their personal journeys and opinions to different issues of the country.
Teodoro and Anonuevo.
Teodoro’s book is being published by Ateneo De Naga University Press, while Pananahan book of Añonuevo is being sold online thru ebooks.

National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario and educator and writer Isagani Cruz is present at the said event. It was held at the Lecture rooms, SMT Building of Miriam College in Quezon City.

Teodoro is a writer, freelance journalist, multi awarded playwright and one of leading gay poets in the Philippines. Añonuevo is a earned her doctoral degree in Dela Salle University for literature, she also publish books like Bago ang Babae (1996), Nakatanim na Granada ang diyos (2001) and Ang Mahiyaing Manok in 2000.
Teodoro's other book "Pagmumuni-muni at Pagtatalak ng Sirenang nagpanggap na Prinsesa" published by Vibal Publishing is also introduce to the event. Available in leading bookstores.
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