This year at Pacrim 2015, we have an outstanding line up of talent! From theatre to hula, we will delight you with top performers from around the world!
Monologue, ‘What the Table is For” by Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts is a singer, writer and actor who will perform to provoke stimulating messages about society and self, or simply to entertain.
Karen has performed extensively in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has sung at The Old Vic Theatre in London, acted on stage at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, performed her original works at the Wataboshi Festival in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and been a part of various festivals including the Brisbane Festival, Fete de la Musique, the Festival of Sydney, and the Mardi Gras Cabaret Club.I n 2013 Karen performed in Performing Detention, a work staged at the Metro Arts Theatre in Brisbane. A segment of this was performed at the Brisbane Powerhouse for InVisible Women. She also contributed to the project by writing two children’s plays for the production. Karen has performed a monologue, “What the table is for” at Access Art’s Wonderland Revisited event at the Queensland Multicultural Centre.
Slam it! By Janice Lee
Janice Lee is a folk artist - an artist of the people! She is a poet, musician, storyteller and community organizer rooted in Kitchener, Ontario. She combines her literature background with political activism to create art that is engaging and inspires positive social change. Janice sings, speaks and shares stories about love and struggle, community and friendship. She is honest and upfront about her desire to create just and thriving communities through art based in reciprocity and joy. She has been called a “Poet Provocateur” and received the Leading Edge Waterloo Region Arts Award in 2012, and was voted Waterloo Region’s Best Arts Mover and Shaker in 2013. Janice has toured across Canada with her music and poetry.
Currently she works as an independent musician, spoken word artist and arts educator. She makes short DIY environmentalism video blogs for Alternatives Journal, a Canadian environmental magazine, and organizes as artistic director of the KW Poetry Slam. Janice is also on the Spoken Word Canada board of directors, and is a member of its Anti-Oppression Committee. She has facilitated Anti-Oppression workshops at all three Canadian national poetry slam festivals (CFSW, YouthCanSlam, Verses) and has also facilitated workshops such as Radical Theatre as Healing, Art as Activism, The Aesthetic Joys of Gender Performance, and Leadership for Female Immigrant Youth.
Beloved Hawaiian Music, hula (and a bit of jazz) Mihana Aluli Souza with Kanoemaileokalani Cazimero and friends
Experience the beautiful music of Mihana Souza & Kanoemaileokalani Cazimero. Mihana Aluli Souza grew up in the great old tradition of Hawaiian music-making. Mihana was born into a family of gifted musicians. Her mother, Aunty Irmgard Farden Aluli, was a Hawaiian treasure who composed hundreds of songs, and recorded and performed with her family quartet: Puamana. After her mother’s death in 2001, Mihana continued to write and sing. She brought her special abilities into her first CD “Rust On The Moon” which displays the depth and talent which is allowed to shine fully. Mihana Souza's second solo CD continues her remarkable and resourceful journey into contemporary and world music. She cooks up a menu of diverse and savory blendshas recorded several albums.
Kanoe Cazimero also comes from a rich musical heritage, known throughout the islands as an exquisite dancer amongst many other talents