Category Archives: Culture

Shakas Up! Bumbershoot Recap!

Nothing but sweet love in the sun at Bumbershoot. We assembled our largest band to date (including two dance crews) for an all-out music and dance extravaganza on the Fisher Green stage that had the best audience ever screaming “ALOHA” … Continue reading

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WG206 Bumbershoot Interview

Check out this interview with WG206 that went down just moments after getting off the stage at Bumbershoot!

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KoreAm: Kore Ionz Frontman Daniel Pak Talks About His Musical Roots And Identity

Come Together Singer Daniel Pak of the Seattle-based reggae band Kore Ionz traces his musical roots and identity to his native Hawaii by RUTH KIM When plans to play a wedding gig in Hawaii fell through for Seattle-based reggae band … Continue reading

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Restoring the Fountain

Have you met our manager Kizamu Tsutakawa? If not, he’s the one in the photo (standing next to our drummer and co-producer Teo) pointing his finger at you! He wants to invite you to our first benefit concert of the … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Last Saturday at Nectar Lounge

Last Saturday we rocked Nectar Lounge with the braddahs Two Story Zori, DUBCHAMP (aka DJ Million), and Maveryck to a packed house. Through the course of the night lovers intertwined, dancers let their souls go wild, and herbalists meditated with … Continue reading

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The Roof Is Going Up!

Two weeks ago we stopped at our drummer Teo’s house in Leschi to check out the rebuilding of his family’s home that was destroyed during a manhunt in late November 2009 (see previous blog). Jahyoo and I stopped by again … Continue reading

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For the Sea-Foodies

We play music. We love food. Music can play a big role in how you taste food, and food can influence the way you hear music. Our senses are all connected, just as music and food are connected as integral … Continue reading

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O.N.E. Coconut Water

Tonight at rehearsal Kiley brought in two cases of O.N.E. Coconut Water given to us by our sistah Juri Lounsberry, who is a representative of the company. When she found out that we were all dehydrated and losing our voices … Continue reading

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Final Words On Bumbershoot 2012

Pak talking story with Ishmael Butler (Digible Planets, Shabazz Palaces) at Bumbershoot 2012. Totem Star Records (read more), the non-profit youth-run record label and mentoring program co-founded by Pak and Thaddeus, spent the entire weekend at Bumbershoot 2012 with their … Continue reading

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Totem Star Records at Bumbershoot

Totem Star Records youth recording artists street teaming in Capitol Hill, August 2012. Although Kore Ionz is not performing at this year’s Bumbershoot, the band is still being represented at Seattle’s premier music and arts festival through the non-profit youth-run … Continue reading

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