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Well I been becoming more aware
as I get older
Am I ritual residual
to what end am I Al Caiola?
and my hauli hair
stifled back by the white in there
appropriate dissociate and
wash away self-hate with full disclosure

I swear my skin gets darker
I swear I speak my mother tongue
sa ti gof tungoc i tano’hu
and you don’t know just where I’m from

you’re too late
you’ll never be like us
it’s okay
no need to remind us

I swear my skin gets darker
I swear I speak my mother tongue
sa ti gof tungoc i tano’hu
and you don’t know just where I’m from

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from Modern Sounds in Island and Popular Music, released June 27, 2016

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Micah Manaitai Los Angeles, California

Micah Manaitai is a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer born in Guam and currently based in Los Angeles. Modern Sounds is his second release written, recorded and mixed between 2013 and 2015. Reclaiming the millennial softboy aesthetics of cuffed Aloha shirts in the name of island
heritage, Manaitai's music is a dense amalgam of multicultural thought, snark, and vulnerability.
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