i Linalai Fáfa’ulos – Dakota Camacho
Run time: 10 mins
Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
A navigators song, a love song to territories, peoples, cultures, and an expression of the sanctity of oral traditions, Dakota Camacho presents within, performance manifests as language, movement and lyrics of peace and self-determination. As a continuation of Camacho’s research project MALI’E, “i Linalai Fáfa’ulos” (the navigators song) explores ethical movement between and with territories of culture, geography, and time.
About the Artist:
Dakota Camacho is a multi-disciplinary artist / researcher working in spaces of indigenous life ways, performance, musical composition, community engagement, and education. Camacho holds a Masters of Arts in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Women’s Studies as a First Wave Urban Arts and Hip Hop Scholar. Camacho is a chanter, adjunct instructor, and core researcher for I Fanlalai’an Oral History Project based at the University of Guåhan. Camacho co-founded I Moving Lab, an inter-national, inter-cultural, inter-tribal, and inter-disciplinary arts collective that creates community and self-funded arts initiatives to engage and bring together rural & urban communities, Universities, Museums, & performing arts institutions. Camacho has worked at festivals, universities, and community organizations as a public speaker, facilitator, composer and performer across Turtle Island (USA), Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Sweden, and South Africa.