Aloha Got Soul Documentary Film Preview Screening
Talk Story Q&A
Live Music by Maryanne Ito
Saturday, January 14 2017
7PM – 11PM
The Surfjack Hotel
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. — Roger Bong / Aloha Got Soul