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Oklahoma! in Majuro

Oklahoma! in Majuro

Dartmouth College’s Professor Andrew Garrod led the charge to put together the musical Oklahoma! at the International Conference Center in March 2017. As always, it was a huge hit and, luckily, teacher Brett Taylor  and colleague Andrea Johnston filmed much of the show and Brett put together this video. Describing the play, he wrote: “The musical Read More

 
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Hot Radio Station

Hot Radio Station

Power 103.5 FM

The hot radio station on Majuro is Daniel Kramer’s Power 103.5 FM, with hundreds of people tuning to listen to the DJs that include Daniel (as MacGyver), Yastamon (Yasta Bolkeim), and the anonymous Income Tax and Taco. Also occasionally featured is Brother C (Carlton Abon). “Power 103.5 is there to lighten up the mood of Read More

 
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Batmon Goes to Laura

Batmon Goes to Laura

  Batmon vs Majuro is showing at Laura High School on Saturday, November 12 (7pm and 9pm). Tickets are $3 and $1. Enjoy! The film premiered on Friday, October 14 at Jitak en in Small Island, Majuro and over the next two days hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the show. Here’s the story line Read More

 
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The Sound of Crickets at Night

The Sound of Crickets at Night

“The Sound of Crickets at Night is wonderful! I love how the film intertwines modern day Majuro with Marshallese legend. The music is amazing and the young actress stole my heart. This film is a great vehicle for teaching our current generation the effects of the U.S. bombing of Bikini.” –Rebecca Lathrop, Principal of the Read More

 
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The Bilgewater Band

The Bilgewater Band

There’s always a few musicians in the cruiser fleet … and 2016 is no exception. I shot this video of The Bilgewater Band at a mini-concert held at RRE Hotel. The performers are Don Moore of Windryder, David Mason of Navire, and Larry Jones of Tribute.  

 
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Pianist at MIR Feb. 24

Pianist at MIR Feb. 24

Concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky is returning to the Majuro stage for his fifth tour of the islands and will perform on Wednesday February 24. This year’s concert will be held at the Marshall islands Resort’s Melele Room. MIR will provide a no-host bar for thirsty concert goers. Neal Skinner has chipped in by offering to have Rudnysky stay at one Read More

 
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Radio Bikini

Radio Bikini

"Radio Bikini" from Lisa Esselstein on Vimeo. Radio Bikini is a 1988 American documentary film directed by Robert Stone. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988 for Best Documentary Feature. The film documents the nuclear tests performed around Bikini Atoll during Operation Crossroads in 1946, and their effects on the indigenous population and Read More

 
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The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country: Trailer from Peter Sutoris on Vimeo. When the god Lowa created the world, he sent the artists Lewoj and Lanij to paint colorful patterns onto all the living creatures on Earth. According to Marshallese lore, the people of the Marshall Islands learned from the artists to create order by using colors to Read More

 
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Nuclear Savage

Nuclear Savage

Nuclear Savage The following text is from the site www.nuclearsavage.com. Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there in this former American military colony in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive coconuts, leaking nuclear waste repositories, and densely populated slums were all Read More

 
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Moonlight Tunes

Moonlight Tunes

A great way to discover some old and modern Marshallese music is to get hold of the CD ‘Moonlight Leta Volume I: Musical Transitions.’ The 23-track CD was produced by Moonlight Recording Studios and its parent, the Marshall Islands Music & Arts Society (sample track below thanks to permission given by Scott Stege). The artistically Read More