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Episode Ekolu/Three:

Blood Memory

Our third offering in this talanoa series is entitled Blood Memory (Moana Futures) as we explore and unravel in circular time - seeking that ancestral knowledge elixir for the historical future.  Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, Josh Tengan and AJ Fata share time, words, voices and dreams across the Moananuiākea that joins us from Hawai'i to Aotearoa - we are on a journey to the pastfuture in the in between.  Not sure what to expect? Same. This one is deep, but come and sink in with us...


​Talanoa release: around the HOKU MAHINA/RAKAUNUI MARAMA (29th MAY 2021)

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AJ Fata 

She is way finding through vā in the dimension of now, balancing energies of ancestral narratives for future voices. she finds herself, planting her bones in plantations of taro, resting in the shade of kawakawa leaves, listening to the call of the tui bird.


With waters that flow from the WAIKATO river into OCEANIA - ajFATA also known as aije has held space within her voice for story to be told in Aotearoa and London / / exploring through forms of poetry/film/sound - she finds focus on work that holds honest meaning for more than just us.


she is not one, but many


she is a kete


collector of kupu cultivator of kai.


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Josh Tengan is an independent curator and writer from Pauoa, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. He is a generational islander of Kānaka ʻŌiwi, Ryukyuan, and Madeiran descent. He was the Assistant Curator of the second Honolulu Biennial 2019, To Make Wrong / Right / Now, with curator Nina Tonga. Since 2015, he has worked with Hawaiʻi-artists, through the arts non-profit Puʻuhonua Society, to deliver Hawaiʻi’s largest annual thematic contemporary art exhibition, CONTACT, which offers a critical and comprehensive survey of local contemporary visual culture. He is currently working on a book project, with Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, to memorialize that effort.


Drew Broderick is an artist, curator, and educator from Mōkapu, Kailua, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. His work is guided by the actions of many Kānaka women and is the result of a specific form of social organization commonplace across the Hawaiian archipelago—deep-rooted matriarchy. Currently, he serves as director of Koa Gallery at Kapiʻolani Community College, as an associate curator for the upcoming Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022, Pacific Century - E hoʻomau no Moananuiākea, and as a contributor to the film collective kekahi wahi.

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa) is a poet, editor, weaver, festival director and currently works at Red Room Poetry. In 2019 she co-edited Solid Air, Australia and New Zealand Spoken Word anthology. She has edited Tony Birch’s forthcoming poetry collection Whisper Songs. Between 2015-2017 she was co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her poems and essays have appeared in Cordite, Te Whē Journal, Australian Poetry Journal, Sport, Rabbit and Ora Nui amongst others. Her woven piece, Ā-Ē-Ī-Ō-Ū is featured as part of In*ter*is*land Collective's 20:20 // VĀ:WĀ exhibition

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