I am your assimilated son
you may know me as the light-skinned one
the kind that you can palette
I look at best Hispanic
every feature is just white enough

I am your unnecessary sum
hurt and unsure what I’ve become
wear floral for aesthetic
my accent is pathetic
there’s nowhere I feel at home

si låhi amerikanu
si låhi amerikanu


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




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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