S1E5 - How do Pasifika artists weave their culture and activism into their art?
Seven Pacific Islanders speak on their experiences relating culture and activism to their art
[EP#5] How do Pacific artists use their art and culture for their activism?
Seven Pacific Islander artists dive deep into art, culture, and activism. Kalani then discusses a scientific paper on Pasifika and Maori representation in research institutes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In this episode you will hear from:
- Carolann, a story-teller and diaspora spoken word poet from Pohnpei
- Rhonda, Fiji's first transgender iTaukei woman recording artist from Viti with background in traditional dance
- Saiah, a Samoan diaspora who does visual arts
- Danideru, a Scottish-Chamorro diaspora recording artist and musician who also specializes in video production
- Bryant, a Filipino diaspora digital media artist
- Symone, a Chamoru artist from Guåhan who weaves coronan flores (mwaar)
- Tēatuahere, a Tahitian diaspora poet
- Tara G. McAllister, Sereana Naepi, Elizabeth Wilson, Daniel Hikuroa & Leilani A. Walker (2020) Under-represented and overlooked: Māori and Pasifika scientists in Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities and crown-research institutes, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1796103
Links to Resources:
- Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner's "Dear Matafele Peinem" (a poem to her daughter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr53qyurVC0
- Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner's Website: https://www.kathyjetnilkijiner.com
- Carolann's Poetry Blog: http://keweriwer.wordpress.com
- Link to Carolann's "LIH-rohrohki Weki: a Retelling of [Her]story": https://keweriwer.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/lih-rohrohki-wehi-a-retelling-of-herstory/
- Rhonda’s IG: www.instagram.com/2ronidee
- Link to Rhonda’s new song “Noqu i Tau”: https://youtu.be/YrYvHH4J2yE
- "Isalei lia" on Youtube: https://youtu.be/LHNrwkFdeqc
- Saiah's Art IG: www.instagram.com/asiataart
- Danideru's Song "Exhumed" on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6uPGOcjO4IlP6DfsxKRIbt?si=pzheaOnqTGKCbH3G871RVA
- Danideru's Links: https://linktr.ee/danideru
- Bryant's Art IG: www.instagram.com/bry.lli.art
- Symone's Art IG: www.instagram.com/betdegal
- Tēatuahere's Poetry Blog: http://teatuaherespoetry.tumblr.com
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