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January 14, 2017: Presenting the first Aloha Got Soul Documentary Film

We’re hosting a special event on Saturday, January 14th at the Surfjack hotel:

Aloha Got Soul Documentary Film
Exclusive preview screening
+ talk story Q&A
+ live music by Maryanne Ito
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
7pm – 11pm
The Surfjack Hotel
Free entry

So we’ve been scurrying around Honolulu, coffee-fueled, shooting interviews with all kinds of artists whose music has inspired the Aloha Got Soul project since its inception in 2010. People like Kit Ebersbach, Mike Lundy, Kirk Thompson, and even Robert ÆOLUS Myers (we interviewed him over Skype from our apartment in Moiliili. It’s been hectic, but so very rewarding.

The idea to do an Aloha Got Soul documentary has been floating around for a while, but the opportunity to fully commit to it didn’t come about until this fall, when a Brazilian film producer named Pedro Rämos reached out via email. The initial conversation with him was simply to trade some records — a stack of Brazilian vinyl for a stack of Hawaiian — but in early September we talked about making a doc about AGS. Some back and forth emails and a couple of Skype calls later, Pedro and his pals Filipe and Pedru are here in Hawaii, gear in hand, ready to see where this adventure will take us.

So far, it’s been amazing.

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We’ve had the chance to have incredible conversations with musicians whose careers have been wide, varied, and inspiring (to say the least).

Along the way, I’ve begun to realize many new things about the musicians I’ve connected with, and also new things about myself. Each interview has been an opportunity to learn more about Hawaii, about music, and about the people we meet and the work we create in our lifetimes.

The Aloha Got Soul documentary is only in its earliest production, and we plan to have a short 2-5 minute edit to preview at the event on January 14th. But rest assured we’re making it happen.

Follow @alohagotsoul on Instagram for the latest updates.

RSVP for the January 14th event here.

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2 Comments

    • We expect to have an “official trailer” available online by late February.
      The full film is schedule for completion by late summer/early fall.
      Thanks!

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