Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi documentary sneak preview

September 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Oʻahu Campus, Library 'Ulu'ulu Archive Exhibition Space, first floor

The UH West O'ahu Center for Labor Education and Research will host a sneak preview of Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UH West O'ahu Library 'Ulu'ulu Archive Exhibition Space.

Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi is a compelling documentary about the songs of Japanese immigrant workers sung while laboring in Hawai'i’s sugar plantations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Called holehole (Hawaiian for dried cane leaves) bushi (Japanese for melody or tune), the songs are an intimate record of the workers’ joys, sorrows, and challenges, and provide a fascinating window into early plantation life.

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