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New Mixtape From Sabzi Of Blue Scholars

69ROLLS&OOF!

a new mixtape from sabzi (blue scholars)

Download the Mixtape here

People ask me why I care about making a mix of Hawaiian tunes. I tell them that it’s because I?m from Seattle.

I don?t think I can apply the word ‘foreign’ to any cultural elements that have in?uenced me in becoming the person I am today.

Through years of, um, ‘nourishment’ from grinds, to listening to Jawaiian tunes as a teenager, to starting a group with a military kid from Honolulu, to learning the meaning of ‘false crack’ the hard way (ha!)… the spirit of Hawaii has long maintained a notable presence in my life.

And while I?m not Hawaiian, nor do I claim to be a local boy, I acknowledge and am thankful for the role that the Islands have played in the development of my cultural identity.

For me, a big part of the OOF! EP project was to experiment with a new way of identifying who we are and where we come from. It was an exercise in global cultural expression. Perhaps this is the age we can start believing that ‘where we are from’ is anywhere that has influenced us in becoming who we are. And perhaps our brothers and sisters are simply those who want to share this belief with us.

Watch out tho. When you embrace this idea, you start to think that home can be everywhere and your people could be everyone.

New People comin thru, son!

Respect to In4mation for the nifty ‘OOF!’ logo they designed and lent us, respect to Ohana for engineering the delicious shrimp tempura + diced spicy scallop + krab + masago sushi that they’ve dubbed the ‘69 Roll,’ and respect to you for reading this and listening to these tunes.

Mahalo.

saba/ sabzi

Blue Scholars

BAMP Project presents: Blue Scholars Hawaii Tour
September 18-26, 2009

OAHU
Where: Loft, 115 N.Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96813
When: Friday, September 18, 2009
AND Friday, September 25, 2009
Ages: 18+
Prices: $20 General Admission
Tickets on sale NOW at The Loft

MAUI
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Lahaina, 900 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761-2335
When: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Ages: 21+
Prices: $20 General Admission
Tickets on sale NOW at Hard Rock Cafe Lahaina Maui

BIG ISLAND
Where: Kona Rockstarz, 74-5484 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ages: 21+
Prices: $20 General Admission
Tickets on sale NOW at Kona Rockstarz

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