Book cover image for We Go Jam

We Go Jam is a collection of stories about Hawaiʻi’s musical heritage.

Out Loud in the Library at Windward Community College presents a reading, music and book signing of We Go Jam on Thursday, February 21, 6–8 p.m.

The newly released book, We Go Jam: Celebrating Our Music, Our Soundscape, Our Hawaiʻi, is a collection of stories about Hawaiʻi’s rich and diverse musical heritage published by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities. Contributing authors Puakea Nogelmeier, Jerry Santos, Calvin Hoe, Thelma Chang, Aiko Yamashiro, and editor Susan Yim will be in attendance.

Out Loud in the Library is coordinated by Windward CC English instructor and award-winning poet Janine Oshiro. The event is sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and Windward CC. It is free and open to the public.

“Nothing brings us together quite so wholeheartedly as does music, connecting us to a place and telling stories about ourselves and the world around us. We Go Jam is a pure humanities project and we are happy to join Windward Community College in celebrating the music of Kāneʻohe and Windward Oʻahu,” said HCH Executive Director Bob Buss.

Music, reading and book signing

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the breezeway entrance to Windward CC’s new Library Learning Commons. The college’s TRiO students will perform and refreshments will be provided.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., activities move to the library atrium on the first floor with a special reading and more music.

The book will be on sale for a special price of $10 during the evening. Ten books will also be given away in a Write to Win contest. Participants can write 100 words or less about what a song, or music, means to them and bring it to the event or be inspired at the event.

For more information, contact Windward CC Marketing Director Bonnie Beatson at (808) 235-7374 or

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