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Alberto Shiroma and the Diamantes Benefit Concert

Our Okinawa Association of America, Inc. will sponsor the "Alberto Shiroma and the Diamantes Benefit Concert in Los Angeles" on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater. This will benefit the OAA Elevator Fund for our senior citizens and disabled members and Peru's 100th Immigration Anniversary Celebration where they will be the headline performers.

Alberto Shiroma and the Diamantes are 3rd generation Peruvian-born Japanese, who have performed internationally. They currently live in Japan and do many live concerts to thousands of young people. They sing in Japanese and Spanish. In 1985, Alberto won the best vocalist in Peru's singing competition with a prize of a trip to Japan. A year later, he was giving live performances in Japan. In 1991, he formed his group "Diamantes" ("Diamonds" in Spanish). In 1993, they debuted with their first album and have since released 6 albums through 1999. Alberto received his Grand Prix award with his "Kono Aoi Sora o Kimi ni" at the Manila International Music Festival in the Philippines. This ballad was dedicated to the children of the world. In August of 2000, Alberto Shiroma released his first solo album in the United States and it was a big hit. His second solo album recorded in New York in collaboration with Latin artist Marc Anthony, was also a big hit. His popularity grew when he composed the theme song "Kata Teni Sanshin Wo" for the 2nd and 3rd Worldwide Okinawa Festival in Okinawa which was attended by thousands of Okinawans who came from all parts of the world to return to their homeland through these festivals. He is loved by many people of all ages because his songs bring powerful messages of love, dreams and encouragement.

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket: $25.00 - all general seats
Place: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach

Tickets are sold at:

1) OAA Office - 16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena (310) 532-1929
2) Restaurant Kotosh at Kamiyama - 2408 Lomita Blvd., Lomita (310) 257-1363
3) Mickey Seki, Jewelry - 416 E. 2nd St., L.A. (213) 617-2662
4) Mario's Peruvian Sea Food Restaurant - 5786 Melrose Ave., LA (323) 466-4181
5) Uyehara Travel - 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 203, LA (213) 680-2499

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