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Mahea Uchiyama

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Mahealani Uchiyama tells us why she chose this song by Whirimako Black.

Your Call: Bay Area Dance Week

Apr 24, 2017

Details about the 19th annual Bay Area Dance Week, a vibrant celebration with over 700 free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lectures. It takes place through April 30.

Brennan Gilroy. Cropped and Resized.

Mahea Uchiyama is the founder and director of the Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance in Berkeley. She's also the president of the board of World Arts West, which puts on the annual extravaganza that is the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

Photographer: Eric Mindling/Resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Mahea Uchiyama: kumu hula and artistic director of the Center for International Dance. Her Hālau, Ka Ua Tuahine, presents an Evening of Oceanic Dance and Music at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on May 28th.