"The more we dig into Aloha culture, the more we realise that the most wonderful things in it are not exclusively Hawaiian or Chinese or Japanese or Singaporean... they belong to all of us as a human race". - Aaron & Namiko
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A 'talk story' about the intercultural interdisciplinary art practice of Laniakea Culture Collective, and how Aloha shaped our lives and inspired our art expressions over many years.
Presented by: Aaron Lee, Namiko Chan Takahashi, Mihoko Nagase, Kayoko Uegaito, Miriam Wun, Therese Chan of @schoolofhawaiianhula
Source: Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick
Hosted by: National Library Board, Singapore (Kong Leng Foong, Michelle Heng) on 6 April 2019
Photos: Lai Pak Wah, Susan Lee, Julia d'Silva, Jeanne Ng
#laniakeaculture #livealoha #alohacalling #SGhula
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Some audience responses:
"Mahalo, Namiko Takahashi Chan-Lee and Aaron Lee for an inspiring and edifying time. You have touched and warmed our hearts with your dance, poetry, music and stories. You have inspired us to “live aloha” in Singapore and the rest of the world." - JN
"Wonderful philosophy and praxis of aloha today at the national library with poets and dancers!!" - CLC
"Just watching the dances was therapeutic. And when you read the poems, I could feel the heart to reach out and embrace the souls listening!" - AW
"Thank you for sharing your calling and creating a moving and heart-stirring space for us today.
We witnessed and experienced Beauty, Love and Truth." - JO