About the Choir
In 1991 the “Choir of AUN” is born. A mixed cappella choir (SATB) formed by members of the japanese community in Argentina. The main goal of the choir (was and still) is to share the culture of our parents and grandparents that came from Japan to Argentina.
The choir began its first steps under the guidance of Teresa Isasa. In 2002 Gustavo Giménez takes her place in the direction of the choir.
In 2016 the choir transforms to CORO NIKKEI of Argentina, practising in the Okinawa Kenjinkai of Argentina (Centro Okinawense en la Argentina – Av. San Juan 2651, CABA).
Our choir performs traditional and modern songs, both japanese and argentinian and latin-american songs, mixing cultures in a fresh and lively repertoire.
We also outstand in performing biligual songs (tangos and popular songs from Argentina) arranged by our director, so the audience can appreciate the cultural mix of our choir.
Among our outstanding presentations, we can mention just a few of them:
(1997) Festival of communities in Cosquín, Plaza del Folklore Próspero Molina, Córdoba; (1999) 50º Anniversary of the Rosario Japanese Association, in the citihall of Rosario, Santa Fe; (1999) Cultural Center of Perú and Jinnai Recreational Center – Elderly Care House, Lima, Perú; (2000) Immigrant festival, Oberá, Misiones; (2006) “Choir meeting for our grandparents” (organized by our choir) with the Nichia Gakuin Choir in the Okinawa Center in Argentina (COA), Ciudad de Bs As; (2006) Argentinain-Brazilian Choir Meeting, in the Salón Dorado del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Bs As; (2008) Concert for the 100th anniversary of the Okinawan Immigration in Argentina; (2008) Concert for the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Immigration in Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brasil; (2008) Concert for the Night of the Museums, Museo de la Casa Rosada, Ciudad de Bs As; (2009) ARRORRO project, Centro Cultural Recoleta with an internet link with Linz, Austria; (2010) San Juan Japanese settlement, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, La Paz Japanese Association, La Paz, Bolivia; (2011) VI National Convention of Japanese Culture, Rosario, Santa Fé; (2012) 2nd prize in the “Community Choir Contest” organized by the CPACF; (2013) performance in the XVII Nikkei Panamerican Convention (COPANI); (2013) 1st prize in the “Community Choir Contest” organized by the CPACF; among others.