Maila' ya ta fanadanña
In the spirit of sharing (inåpatte) and the celebration of Mes CHamoru / Pulan CHamoru, our team at Inspire Marianas, will be hosting a unique CHamoru culture sharing experience for the community to come together (maila' ya ta fanadanña) to celebrate Mes CHamoru with an open mic and pop-up arts and craft event for everyone to enjoy!
By Kallen Perez, Emcee
Kallen Perez is Guam's only female stand-up comedian and winner of the "So you think you're funny, HAH?", Guam Comedy Series.
By Victor Calvo, President of Inspire Marianas
Inspire Marianas is a nonprofit organization based in Guam on a mission to inspire the People of the Marianas to Connect, Create, Share, and Grow together, one project at a time.
Led by Amariya " Månnge' " Muña
Ginen i mas takhelo’ gi Hinasso-ku,
i mas takhalom gi Kurason-hu,
yan i mas figo’ na Nina’siñå-hu,
Hu ufresen maisa yu’ para bai hu Prutehi
yan hu Difende i Hinengge,
i Hanom yan i tano’ Chamoru,
ni’Irensiå-ku Direchu ginen as Yu’os Tåta.
Este hu Afitma gi hilo’ i bipblia yan i banderå-hu,
i banderan Guåhan.
From the highest of my thoughts,
from the deepest of my heart,
and with the utmost of my strength,
I offer myself to protect
and to defend the beliefs,
the water and the land of the Chamorro,
which are our inherent God-given rights.
This I will affirm by the holy words and our banner,
the flag of Guåhan!
Why are we doing this event?
We want to connect the People of the Marianas and help amplify their voices and share their talents with our community.
We want to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy and share our culture and celebrate Mes CHamoru with their family and friends.
OPEN MIC LINE-UP
Interested in participating in the our open mic event?
We'd love for you to share your talents with our community.
Please see event emcee, Kallen Perez to request a spot for tonights show.
Limited spots available.
Enjoy empañadas and more by Måsan CHamoru
The CHamoru people have always survived off the land and sea, fishing has always been part of our livelihood, which is why it is important to keep the practice alive and to share the skill with others.
Learn how to throw a talaya with Bam Garcia.
Meet Master Carver, Greg Pangelinan and owner of Chamorro Crafters and his understudies; Roman Duenas, Justin Green, Jodi Leon Guerrero and Justin San Nicolas and explore their craftsmanship and learn about their apprenticeship program.
Snap a photo at the Blooming in Grace Photo-Op installation. Tag @Bloomingingrace & @InspireMarianas with hashtag #InspireMarianas for a chance to win a prize from one of our vendors.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
Emcee Kallen Perez
Pay-Less Markets Inc.
Archie Salas (Gof Manhenghing)
Blooming in Grace
Master Random Podcast
Anna Marie Arceo (Chief Hurao Academy)
Elijah Reyes (Dan Dan Marianas)