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Surfjack Talk Story Sessions: WAIKIKI: Talk Story and Book signing

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Listen in on a talk story about the different perspectives of Waikiki featuring artist, activist and educator Gaye Chan, in conversation with Manu Boyd, a kumu hula, chanter and genealogist; and Kanoe Miller.


Gaye Chan | A conceptual artist, activist and educator, Gaye is recognized equally for her solo and collaborative activities on the web, in publications, streets as well as galleries. Gaye collaborated with author Andrea Fessler on the book WAIKIKI: A History of Forgetting and Remembering, a compelling cultural and environmental history. Signed books will be available for purchase at the event.

Manu Boyd | Beloved kumu hula, chanter and genealogist. Manu is a direct descendant of Archibald Cleghorn and Princess Likelike Kapili, whose home once stood where the Surfjack Hotel stands. Manu brings humor, wisdom and stories of place, in swirling times of change.

Kanoe Miller | Kanoe has been dancing for close to 40 years in Waikiki, most of them at the Halekulani Hotel. She’s the most photographed hula dancer in Waikiki, at the hotel six nights a week for over thirty five years. Kanoe has seen the face and place of Waikiki change on a nightly basis, and yet more than the melodies have managed to stay the same.

Moderated by Maile Meyer of Na Mea Hawai‘i and Pu’uhonua Society

In collaboration with CONTACT HAWAII


April 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Surfjack
412 Lewers Street
Honolulu, 96815 United States
(808) 923-8882