Saltwater People is a monthly rooftop party that celebrates the global flow of Black cultures with music you won’t hear anywhere else in Honolulu. A mixture of genre-breaking live music, DJ sets, vendors, food, and learning, Saltwater People brings the flavors of African and Pacific diasporas together where our lineages and histories converge here in Hawai‘i.
Join us for a special musical performance by The Reminders and celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan. Come with a joyful spirit and wear festive attire!
*Please note that the program will take place on the Museum's Lower Lawn and the galleries will not be open for this event.
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Definitely not a traditional museum tour! Join Shangri La Residency participants, The Reminders (Aja Black and Big Samir), on a unique journey through the museum as they re-interpret Shangri La through music, song and performance. Experience Shangri La as a site of creativity and imagination as Aja and Samir offer a new way to enjoy the museum. A limited number of tickets are available for this thought-provoking program.
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Inspired by "The Free Black Women's Library," a monthly mobile library pop-up organized by Ola Ronke in NYC, the Hawaii Free Women of Color Library Pop-Up & Retreat is an all-community book exchange and mini retreat highlighting Black and women of color authors and entrepreneurs. The book exchange is "take a book, leave a book" style, so bring a title by a Black woman or woman of color to share!
Come out for a FREE concert for the whole family on the Hawaii State Art Museum museum lawn!
The Reminders are in residence at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design from May 26-June 7, 2019.
Dynamic musical group, The Reminders, seamlessly blend hip hop, soul and roots music and melodies into powerful performances with insight and thoughtfulness. Brussels-born emcee, Big Samir, weaves intricate rhythmic patterns into a bilingual French/English flow of street-smart consciousness. Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black compliments with graceful deliveries, cadences, and vocal stylings.
Outdoor Afro is getting a reboot in Hawaiʻi nei! Get on your hiking boots and meet up at Hauʻula Loop Trail for a fun and easy introductory hike. Join us as we gear up to get outdoors on a regular basisfor the healing it provides and the community it continues to build! Outdoor Afro is meeting to hike Hauʻula Loop trail, followed by a brief conversation about what our community would like to see coming out of Outdoor Afro Hawaiʻi, whether it's archery, beach yoga, or 'āina days, they're eager to provide a space for us outdoors!
UH alumni and community, you're invited to celebrate “Black Grad” with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Black Student Association, next Friday May 10, at Keoni Auditorium at the East-West Center. We're proud that the chair of the Pōpolo Project Board of Directors, Jamila Jarmon, a UH alum, will be delivering the keynote address.