Category Archives: Culture

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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Daniel Pak and Daniel Park at Amber Tonight

On the left: Daniel Park, bartender at Amber. On the right: Daniel Pak, singer/songwriter for Kore Ionz. Tonight at Amber in Belltown something really interesting is going down for their annual pre-Labor Day island party. On stage, your braddah Daniel … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Earth Day Behind the Scenes

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Photos: Kediri Reggae Jamboree #3

Performing “Belltown” at the third annual Kediri Reggae Jamboree. Den Basito, my new friend, and a hero of the youth in his village just outside of Kediri. A great leader in the Kediri reggae community who welcomed me onto the … Continue reading

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Is Reggae Dead or Alive?

In support of our show this Sat Feb 4 at Nectar Lounge, Seattle newspaper The Stranger published an article today titled “For and Against Kore Ionz,” in which writers Charles Mudede (from Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe) and Dominic Holden (from Seattle, … Continue reading

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10 People Who Inspired the 2011 Release of World War Free

With 2011 slowly coming to a close, every newspaper, magazine, and blog worldwide is publishing a Top 10 list of some sort. We thought why not do one of our own? Ever since the release of World War Free┬áthis past … Continue reading

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Moloka’i Hoe 2011

Since 1952, teams of paddlers have made the annual trek across 38+ miles of treacherous open ocean from Moloka’i to O’ahu. Featuring outrigger canoe teams from around the world, the Moloka’i Hoe tests the limits of physical and mental strength … Continue reading

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Native FM

Back in June we sent a stack of the Love You Better EP to radio stations down the West Coast and over to Hawai’i. And then we waited. Made phone calls. Sent emails. And waited. Then, in the middle of … Continue reading

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