This week’s show features the poetry and a musical playlist from the amazing Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng. Jocelyn read her poetry LIVE on air, so if you want to hear her pieces, check out the full episode at the bottom of these show notes 🙂
Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng is a queer multidisciplinary artist, educator, community organizer of mixed Kanaka Maoli descent who was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. As a Spoken Word Poet, she is a 2x International Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Champion, a University of San Francisco Slam Poetry Champion, a Los Angeles Ink Slam Champion, and has been featured on the HBO documentary, Russell Simmon’s Presents “Brave New Voices” & also on Russell Simmon’s All Def Digital Youtube Channel. As a Theatre Performer, she has produced a one-womyn show entitled, “These Colors,” which was shown at the University of San Francisco (2012). She has been a cast member in the Los Angeles Greenway theatre show, 36th Street Blues (2013) and most recently in the Spoken Word Theatre Show, Her Bodies of Stories in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. As a Facepaint / Special Effects make-up artist, she has collaborated with Hawaiʻi Women in Film for their Spooky Reel Project and most recently collaborated with Marshallese poet, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner for her installation in the Honolulu Biennial. As a Community Organizer, she is the Outreach Coordinator for Pacific Tongues, a nonprofit organization that cultivates an active artistic Oceanic community of writers, spoken word performers, leaders, educators, and students of all ages.
But on the real, Jocelyn the human being has an immense love for fat cats and large dogs, has a fear of heights but enjoys horror films. And she would like everyone to know she really likes sour candy.
- SONG–Made in Heights’s “Drexler”
- SONG–NAO’s “Bad Blood”
- SONG–SZA’s “Teen Spirit”
- POEM–“IN REFLECTION” in collaboration with Lyz Soto
- SONG–The Flavr Blue “Majesty”