Talk Story is a term used in Hawaii for people gathering together for conversation, to tell stories… on the plantations, people of different ethnicities had to find a way to communicate, so they created a common language to talk to each other. On the Islands, you hear “brah” for “brother,” Stink Eye for “dirty look” and “dakine” for “whatchamacallit.” Islanders call it Pidgin English but it’s a mixture of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Portuguese and Hawaiian.
Gaylord Kubota, Domingo Los Banos, Espy Garcia, Ah Quon McElrath, Barbara Kawakami, Alma Ogata, Fuzzy Alboro, George Fujiwara, May Fujiwara, Jon Arisumi. Moses Pataki, and Richard Nagame. Scholars Ronald Takaki, Franklin Odo, Bill Puette, William Boylan, Lee Tonouchi, Kent Sakoda and Jeffrey Siegel. Actors Dann Seki, Chisao Hata, Denise Aoki Chinen, and Keith Kashiwada. Hole Hole Bushi songs were sung by Shigeko Miyashiro.