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Pacific Islander Community Oral History Project: Interview with Kim Sueoka
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kim Sueoka was born in Kaua'i, Hawaii. She was a trained musician and singer. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Hawaii and family history; picture brides and how her family came to Hawaii; education; singing and music; traditional Hawaiian music; coming to the Evansville, Indiana to study music therapy; coming to Minnesota; identifying herself as a Japanese American; working as a freelance singer and as part of the Rose Ensemble as a story teller and performer; religion; going back to Hawaii; comparing living in Minnesota to Hawaii; controversy around singing ancient Hawaiian songs; goals for the future, to be and making her career in the arts work financially.
Quantity 1.25 hours compact disc
40 pages transcripts
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:08:54 running time
Creation Narrator: Sueoka, Kim
Interviewer: Zander, David
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Hawaiians -- Social life and customs.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/09/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 143
Accession Number AV2012.4.4
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