Na'lå'la'

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NA’LÅ’LA’
(meaning “Give Life”)
Fino' håya chants converging with global hip hop sounds forge a prayer for harmony and balance with the natural world. A musical navigation through ancestors decisions and creative pathways for Matao creative potential.

Dåkot-ta’s first full-length album entitled, Na’Lå’La’ (meaning ‘give life’) is an epic sound journey documenting the reflections of a travelling Indigenous artist. Born in Coast Salish Territory (Pacific North-West of the United States) to a Matao father and Filipina mother, Alcantara-Camacho’s early musical influences developed in the underground hip-hop and youth poetry scene of Seattle.

Sonically traveling through a childhood spent in Coast Salish territory, nurtured by a community of activist artists as a part of Bayan-USA, Hidmo, the Katalyst Project, the Northwest Network, Seattle Capoeira Center, Voices Rising, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the spiritual families of Tlaloktekutli, First Rain, & the Indigenous Mind, through Moana-a-kiwa to Guåhan where Dåkot-ta learned and grew the confidence to speak their contemporary and indigenous languages and back to Lenapehoking (NYC), the Turtle Island birth place of hip hop, where chants from the ‘man-made’ waters confirmed fino’ håya is the language of the earth itself.

© 2017 Dakota Alcantara-Camacho

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released February 11, 2017

Tinege' As (Written by) Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho
Hokkok na Mongmong as (All tracks Produced by: Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho,
except production by bigtree LVMG (track 5), and additional production and arranging by RJ Pereira (Track 1,2,3,6,9, & 10)
Mixed & Mastered by RJ Pereira of Kahmeleon (Guåhan)

Featuring: Vocals by Irene Akfåyi (Guåhan) on Track 9 & Vocals by Primitiva Muña & Eva Aguon Cruz on Track 13 Backing Vocals By RJ Pereira on Track 11 & 13

Samples for Track 7, 9, & 12 from I Fanlalai'an Oral History Project, "Nånan Nanå-hu" & "I Tinituhon" & "I Manmatao"

Papagat nu i Fino' Håya: Jeremy Cepeda & I Fanlalai'an Oral History Project

Cover art by Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho & Jack Gray

© 2017 Dakota Alcantara-Camacho

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Track Name: Matuna Yu'
voices speaking from the altar where rosaries are found  
foreign to a young gihaya whose soul has been around 
does the spirit care for difference or does existence exhibit 
unity cause beauty means specific characteristics 
of of creators creativity and recognition of this precision is proximity 
to accomplish the mission of whole conscious divinity  
synonymous infinity living these simplicities with discipline  
i listen in to really see gofli’e
gold beating like a blacksmith 
shaping tools for the future like tun jack did  
weaving natures messages embody the arachnid  
i practice awareness of the facets i control 
before i’m careless with my actions 
so i let go of all judgements like el sol shining on the globe 
i can not withold the light within my soul 
i write with all I know the life force of the flow 

I’m so Blessed I’m So Blessed
Surrender to the Saina if I ever Feel Blessed

And I cannot be whitened, paralyzed or frightened 
By a tendency to measure me by legacies of white men  
you don't know who I am, warrior from the islands
Ilokos. Guåhan, Tini'an, Luta, Gåni ya Saipan
Made the Åcho' Latte invented Åcho' atupat
True fact scientist still dont know we do that 
Sailing a new path and Ive Packed my Katupat
guided by the stars and sounds of the moons Chants
You can hear the melodies whispered in The ether 
Burning sage niyok and copal mixed with cedar
Give Thanks the mañaina have chosen me as a speaker 
Stay open to their guidance and let creator be my leader 
I stay grounded in the ancient ways navigating såkman
kicking it while rappin revitalizing our chanting 
Flowing free Poetry so I can grow a tree of passion 
Sailing open seas tying ropes with these enchantments 


I’m so Blessed I’m So Blessed
Surrender to the Saina if I ever Feel Blessed

what is survival?  
when the maps in the bible and holding on to tradition is suicidal 
ancestors your rival so the wind blows 
then a generation of lighter skin tone 
the fighter syndrome means more death  
resistance is persistence 
towards more breathe  
wars meant to decimate the population  
and novennas how you meditate through occupation  
our women sing songs to breathe on what happened to our imaginations  
we weave our beliefs in the leaves of a green palm 
and plant our dreams in the seeds so the trees strong   
please guåhan take care of our environment  
conspire with the saina so we heal us from the viruses  
pray for the medicines the ancestors supply us with
i pray that every line i spit will keep our inner fires lit

I’m so Blessed I’m So Blessed
Surrender to the Saina if I ever Feel Blessed

I’m a descendant of the Matao Who Peopled the Pacific
The first brave navigators to journey deep in the infinite
a name we gave ourselves ancient as language itself
vibrations of my relations stay alive within the cells
of my body yanggen hu fifino i fino’-ta 
Manmatatnga hit sa' hita sumodda' i tano'-ta,
I manmofo'na na taotao ni tumutuhon I lina'la'
Nu i famagu'on-ta na u mana'fåmta' i achafñak
Na'lå'la' i pengnga'-ta gi achok håfafa un cho'gue,
Ya ni ngai'an nai u mapuno' i fino'-mu lokkue'
Hunggan Chamoru yu' lao ti u maleffa yu',
I fine'nana na nå'an sa' sumen gefpa’go
Siña ta na'fanhuyong i håfa siña ta hasso
maolekña yanggen mumesngon i hinasso-ta kulan åcho’,
Hu hongge i mañaina ni mana'annok gi guinifi,
Sa' siha fa'nå'gue ham numa'fanåmte i piniti

I’m so Blessed I’m So Blessed
Surrender to the Saina if I ever Feel Blessed
Track Name: I Pengnga'-ta
The Old Ways Coming Back Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live Right now! x3
The Old Ways Coming Back Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live

young kid struck by the spirit of ancient poets fluent in the freestyle language and kept flowing effortless exodus of ancestral messages cause i make the choice to always stay connected with my spirit guides since ancient times letting lyrics fly inspired words fireworks throwing spears of light through the infinite blackness of the clearest night I am everything and so I don’t fear cuz I rather choose love, lather truth up in an attitude of the purest vibration, inafa'maolek as my dad would call it peace and harmony the only system i acknowledge Taotao Håya! our people always been scholars sings chants we memorize to navigate the waters energized by the energies of the unseen entities guiding us to thrive and love in everything we do In this time we be remembering the truth we are born on this planet to be guardians And thats the highest Law we in service to Protect the Land You stand on cause the earth is You Che’lu

The Old Ways Coming Back Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live Right now! x3
The Old Ways Coming Back Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live

As i stroll thru the jungle i always ask permission From the taotaomo'na to grant me my admission Vision on the spirits guiding me as i try to be respectful of the lives i see finding peace as they hide in trees So Lively inside the spirits residence stay attentive to the messages delivered in the elements Inhale Aniti presence in the Ilang Ilang essences Tiny Glowing mushrooms Evidence of the duendeses Chichirika songs guide babies to their Settlements To remind I taotao-ta to trust our healing medicines The lesson is to listen to the sentiments of sediments The potential of the future is the Testament of remnants nothings broken if I put it back together I can not be lost if i follow my ancestors So i Keep the oil burning in my internal lantern And i Will hear the answers in the whisper of the chanters

Håfa guaha I che'lu-ta Gi hilo' I mañaina-ta
I finatinas-ñihan taotao lagu sen kalakas 
sa’ mamachu'le i te'lang ya manminafak 
lao manakana hit an mañaina gaige ge’papa’ 
gaimanglao fino’-ta u ha fa’gåsi i manatas 
ni manmapo’lu gi tasi ni nå' i guinaha
eyigi nai’ mungga’ manmaleffa i pengga’-ta 
ayu ha fa’nui ham i maolek na lina’la’ 
i pinagat ginen i saina u tagam i mina’lak 
sa’ manman i hemhom lao i atdao minatatnga’ 
hu tayuyoti na mañodda hit i ammot asga’
u ha na’ina i mamaila na machakchak 
kåttan / i ha’åni u ha fato’ ti apman
i hinasso-ta lokkue’ u ha matto’ gi sakman
ginen i langhet manu iyahululu nai maloffan 
fakmåta! taotao-ta nu ini na ogga’an 

The Old Ways Going Forth Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live Right now! x3
The Old Ways Going Forth Right Now
Cause thats the Lifestyle that we Live

u fatto tåtte i pengnga’-ta
sa’ ayu ha taimanu i lina’la’-ta
Track Name: Tohge
Everything i do 
I stand on my Land 
Give Thanks for my roots 
I Always speak the truth 
Cause I stand on my Land 
When I stand on my Land 
Everywhere i am 
I stand on my Land 

i stand for my landand my ancient values 
i speak my language cause it teach me how to 
live positive thats what inafa’maolek is 
uplift the kåna is my only politic 
i write for the revitalization of life force 
and offer this song with love and light for 
healing all sentient beings needing a light source
use every breath wise for lifes short as this mic chord
and I will die too 
thats defined truth
and stay alive through
my descendants songs 
when they decide to 
bring me to life 
my survival depends on
how i teach them to thrive
how to plant a seed and bring it to life
take care of the land and see the divine in everything
cause we are unified with everything 
every being
every leaf and bug 
every seed every tree every piece of mud 
every thing any thing that you thinking of
is you 
so proceed with love 
this truth
is the basis of life
we are all related and created divine
we are all related and created divine
i said we are all related and created divine
cause all life is sacred and all sacred is i

Everything i do 
I stand on my Land 
Give Thanks for my roots 
I Always speak the truth 
Cause I stand on my Land 
When I stand on my Land 
Everywhere i am 
I stand on my Land 

I honor mongmong Tomhom & Vigan 
These are the places my bloodlines have began 
My flesh from the food my ancestors eaten 
And Share the same Air that my ancestors breathing 
Even Now in a whole another region
I honor where i come from whenever im speaking
As long as i remember im always in connection
Truth stays truth I am forever their descendant 
Always in the present whenever im attentive 
I work through them for whatever im inventing  
A New rap A New Chant A New thought a New dance 
A scratch tatoo of the acho' Atupat
my nude back let blood touch Air 
Physically Revealing what was already There
Ancestors at my back that never once left 
Feel them with me when i focus on my breath
Or walk on the Land aware where i Step 
treat all living beings With Care and respect 
This the way of life i Will share till my death
offering these songs to prepare all who next
so Yes Bless the Children coming 
We must act now to keep Clean water running 
highest form of showin sons and daughters Loving
live by decorum so the earth provides for em 
People stressed out talkin apocalyptic 
Earth been screaming and we've got to listen
Im so grateful that we’ve Got traditions 
Teaching balance Is the basis of All existence 


Everything i do 
I stand on my Land 
Give Thanks for my roots 
I Always speak the truth 
Cause I stand on my Land 
When I stand on my Land 
Everywhere i am 
I stand on my Land 


Gi hinanao-hu, hu li'e Migai na tåno
Ya ha nå'i yu' ginefli'e sa' siha gefpå'go
i fina’tinas i Yahululo' yan i mañaina
Manna’tungo’ yu sa' håfa guaha i hale' guinaiya 
Lao annai hu faloffan guihi siha na tåno’an
Manlålalalalai yu' ni taifinakpo'an
Hu hungok I fino' manglo' ya hu hongge I hinagong
I hayu siha manggafå-hu ya guåhu i tinanom
i hanom ginen i langet nai sumåga i gualåffon
ha pula’ i ginaddon ya manla’chok siha hågon
Ge’halom i hale'-hu umachetton yan i edda’
an manhita lumålai i chinalek kulan tinekcha' 
Ilek-ña i techa ni manå’i yu' nu i si’i
Tufuki i guafak nu i manmaga’aniti,
Fanåyuyot guini annai mina’å’ñao nai manmåtto
manhasso yu' nai gi i hinanao-hu yu’ mahåyu

Everything i do 
I stand on my Land 
Give Thanks for my roots 
I Always speak the truth 
Cause I stand on my Land 
When I stand on my Land 
Everywhere i am 
I stand on my Land 
Track Name: I Mañainå-hu
I Mañainå-Hu 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Maila Mågi gi Fi’on-Hu

I sit before my altar as I wake up in the morning 
Give thanks for my ancestors beside and before me 
Bring attention to my breathing I know its time to enter 
The transit to the state of mine of spiritual surrender 
Center through the air flow stay rooted cuz i’m taro 
Presence in the breath with the focus of an arrow 
Careful not to judge let it all be love 
At my front at my back below me and above 
My body is a circuit creator wired perfect
My purpose on this earth is to learn how I can work it 
Light the sacred fire with the medicine of clearing 
Bathe my body in the smoke and let the spirit steer me 
Hearing voices in the void guide me to the choice 
I’ll make in every moment so I know I’ll be on point 
Anytime I feel confused or overcome with blues 
I pray with faith in music and I’ll always be in tune with 

I Mañainå-Hu 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Maila Mågi gi Fi’on-Hu

As I stroll through this jungle of concrete and erasure 
I come to face the truth in the darkness and and the anger
the fear invoked by danger's political nomenclature 
I now see separates our human nature from creator 
so the the spirit sparks a prayer between body and air 
fingers hold a mudra as I breathe deeply aware 
my commitment is to listen deeply to ancestors wisdom 
I check in that my rythym is the essence of whats within 
Before I make a decision of how I proceed or pass 
i remember to be given spirits permission / we simply need to ask 
sometimes i lead a fast to open up the channels 
embrace the flow of knowing growth as begin i to paddle 
singing lålai from the ancients in exchanges with the natives
who embraced these generation seperated from our ways which 
guide us and unite us and tie us to the sacred 
I give thanks as i chant prayers in my ancestors language 

I Mañainå-Hu 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Hu Tutuna Hamyo’ 
Maila Mågi gi Fi’on-Hu
Track Name: Guihan Yu'
No need to react
This moment soon will pass
Stay humble and be dignified
Everything is good inside 
Lights can not diminish when we stay committed 
To knowing what we’ve emitting illuminates the vision
Precision of thoughts is awareness of the self
Not selfish discerning what truly can not be helped
A rock that that wants to melt 
Does not stay above the surface 
But communicates to relatives and asks them for their service 
Searching for the fire or beings that perspire
Transcendance is creators plan that works beyond desire 
A higher purpose are Atua within me
Material will fade away and birth a new beginning
I'm a spinning gaseous rock in planetary orbit 
Carry continents of purpose like a Turtle Island Tourist
Transforming nations consciousness to process that before its 
Own existence beings lived in peace and balance with the forests 
Open doors to the portals of my soul
Hoping that the ocean will trust us with what he knows 
Tangaroa kanaloa Pontans body and Oshun 
Sing the Names for our ancestors so we always stay in tune
pay attention to reflections as we intersect with truth
All infused with life force we are connected 
movement is psychic physics of spirit's expression 
When we say we’re moved its cause spirits have expressed it 
In the highest and the lowest and we’re all combined as one 
Ipanemowani activated by the drum 
I hear the mongmong when I compose a song 
And conjure up my nana when I know I should be strong 
Don't believe in gone - or that these moments disappear 
all presences are present in the present that is hear
That is how I he(re)ar resonating in the ear 
travel Space and time when the waves of time are clear 
crystals spoke to graceGrace gifted to me
Faith in knowing that rock’s can really speak 
I honor all my teachers the seen and the unseen 
U fumafa’någue deep lessons inside my dreams 
when I dance express joy feel free 
Danzante Capoerista birthed the bboy inside me 
I humanifest the energy with every word i speak
and pray To be improved by positivity 
to re-build the såkman and Sail throughout The sea 
With a family of Creators Channelling divinity 
Tap into infinity let nothing limit me 
Tap into infinity let nothing limit me 
Tap into infinity let nothing limit me 
Tap into infinity let nothing limit me 
#Mitimiti
Gi taihinekok Yan taichi 

I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Saina Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Lahat Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Tangaroa Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Kanaloa Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
Oshun Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
Ocean full of change and an ocean full of wisdom

Fanhasso i Fino’ Håya
Fanhasso i Pengnga’-ta
Fanhasso i Hinasso-ñiha i Mañaina-ta
Fanhasso i Inafa’maolek
Fanhasso I Inagofli’e
Fanhasso
Fanhasso
Fanhasso

In Tina i Hanom
In Tina i Manglo’
In Tina i Guåfi
In tina i Tano’

Na’lå’la’ i Lina’la’

I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Saina Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Lahat Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Tangaroa Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
Kanaloa Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
I’m a Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
Oshun Fish in the Ocean of Existence
God Makes the Waves and I offer no Resistence
Ocean full of change and an ocean full of wisdom
Track Name: Na'lå'la'
hu tutuna i mañaina-hu 
ge'halom sentaddong i tano' yan i tasi 
ge'halom i gef hemhom na liyang 
fa'nui yu' finui yu' yan fa'någue yu' 
fa'nui yu' finui yu' yan fa'någue yu' 
ume'ekungok yu’ ume'ekungok yu’

Na’lå’la’la’lå’la’la’lå’la’lå’la’la’la’la’ Na’lå’la’la’lå’la’la’lå’la’lå’la’la’la’la’

Na’lå’la’la’lå’la’la’lå’la’lå’la’la’la’la’ Na’lå’la’la’lå’la’la’lå’la’lå’la’la’la’la’

i Nanå-hu Si Carmen Marie Alcantara-Camacho
i Nanån Nanå-hu si Ethel Marie Williams
Taotao… Ti hu tungo’
I Tåtan Nanå-hu si Constante Tobias Alcantara
Taotao Vigan Gui’ Giya Ilokos

i Tatå-hu si Vincent Jeffrey Anderson Camacho
Mafañågu gui’ giya i Tano’ Kanaka Maoli
Lao Guiya i Lahen Josefa Pai Anderson Camacho
Manggåfan Che’ Gui
Taotao Hagå’ña gui’ yan Taotao Tomhom Gui’

i Tåtan Tatå-hu si Felix Guerrero Camacho
Manggåfan Eging Gui’
Taotao Sumai Gui’ Taotao Hagå’ña gui yan Taotao Mongmong gui’

i Na’ån-hu si Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho
Guåhu ginen i Manmofo’na na Taotao
I ManMatao

Na'lå'la' i hale-ta i tinanom gi
Yahululululululululululululo’
Yahululululululululululululo’

sun rises and then it falls 
answer when vision calls 
ancestors within the all 
perceived within dreams
i sing to be absolved 
of clouds within my thoughts
breathe in and breathing out the  
not than focusing on flaws 
i find perfection in perspectives  bringing me closer to the gods 
taste the sweetness when i gnaw 
on the guava from the lawn 
where great grandma raised a flock of metgot famagu’on 
ya på’go’ gaige hu gi tåno’-hu ya hu su’on 
i guaifi gi hinalom-hu ni si yu’os nai tumuhon 
gi finatto-hu gi ini na tåno’ ya hu tungo’ 
i chinecho’-ku in this life 
is write this life path down and recite how 
i remembered 
it is really quite simple
i forgot 
never
Track Name: I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Taichi
Taichi

Ge’halom i hinasson i Yahululo’
Annai umádingan si Saina, manhuyong hulu
manmåtto talangan hulu ya milalak i hinasso-ña
annai tåya hånom yan tåya tåno’ / minagof-ña 
si Pontan sa' ha tungo’ håfa u muna’masågue
An hiningok gui’ as Fo'na Kalang i manglo’ uma’gang gui’, 
ha tutuhon i guinifi ya i fama’iyan ha’ ma’li’e 
Ilek-ña maila mågi sa’ ti åpmam matai yu’ 
chu'le i ha’of-hu yan fa’tinas langhet yan i manglo’ 
u ma su’on i layak siha/ ya ginen i tatalo’-hu
fama’okso’ ya i fama’tåno’ 
na’huyong i sen mames na hånom
chule’ i matå-hu yao fanmanli’e i taotao siha 
ya annai monhåyan hao na’huyong i isa 
akalaye gi langhet gi sanhilo’ i taotao håya
fa’tinas i fine’na’na’ na låhi yan håga’

Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Taichi
Taichi
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Iyahululo’

fane’kungok fo’na sa’ i’m about to die 
a saina spoke and told me how to keep our souls alive  
take my chest and make the heavens and the skies  
use my breathe for the wind to fill the sails with life  
take my back and craft the mountains and the land  
mix the red dirt with the sweet water and the sand  
create the first woman create the first man  
these two will be the elders from who all people descend  
make the sun from one eye to bring the beings light  
one eye for the moon so I can watch over them at night  
create beauty with rainbows from my eyebrows  
hang them above the people and i’ll smile  
at the people of the land the people of the ocean 
the first people to hear these words spoken 
fo’na the very first maga’håga’ 
the navigator pontan, i sainan i taotao håya 

I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Iyahululo’

Taihinekkok yan taichi i hinemhom
lao gi chinatsaga ti hu muna’fanchetton
Pumoddong i hayu gi me’nan i chalan-hu 
ti hu mana’chuga sa’ hu goftungo’ i tano’ 
mañaina-hu!   na’tungo’ yu’ håfa nai taimanu 
mana’huyong i sakman ginen i hayu 
annai tåya tåno’ yan tåya hånom 
ya nina'bula i linala’-hu ni ginaddon 
Ai agon, kao magåhet ini?
na machachagi sumaki tano’-måmi guini?
  ya manmåtto siha åmmot båba ginen lagu
ti manå’amte i taotao lao mana’malångu 
hu lie’ na mayayamak i pengnga’ yan i tano’ 
maolekña ha’ fana'an  i lina’la’ gi sanlagu
hu aliligao i maolek na sagåyan nao mala’chok
chinalek manggåfa gi manu siña u fanma’ok 


Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Gi Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Taichi
Taichi
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
I Tinituhon
Iyahululo’
Track Name: Minalulok
Liberation.  
Choosing self respect  
in every breath and nothing less
because i don't need no wratchet friend named self-hate  
instead use my actions for compassion  
moving inner lovelight through one mic  
amplifying the frequencies of speaking the truth  
give thanks for our roots  
cause where would we be without them,  
don't doubt them  
after all they've bursted through  
working to give birth to you  
what's worse than you denying  
the prayer that sent you flying out of a womb   
don't you dare make a tomb out of your breath  
Accept, youre blessed  
and make a home out of your life 
don't chill on the front steps with self-conciousness the whole night  
COME INSIDE!  Make yourself comfortable  with yourself!   
you don't need a mirror to see any clearer  
you have a third eye thats receeded into your brain 
because they say its no longer safe to follow your heart  
look deeply inward and learn to love the dark parts 
because its about time we did  
because the earth is dark and you are made of her  
because the infinite Darkness is what Pontan Traversed
To find this place
for you for me to claim 
and this is an ancient love 
so take a risk! 
believe love exists! 
 because love,  
you came fromt this because our ancestors 
had a vision and you are it   
switch on your inner light and let it guide you  
because you are the sun  
and the universe of possibility revolves around your daily choices   
your choice is…  
well you have no other choice  
mother earth is about to kill us  
unless we find the courage to heal us   
will you cower? 
or assume your power!?
 you are the fruit of god 
don't turn sour!   
and even if you did, 
my nåna would still eat you…  
with a lil bit of Donne’ 
because the old people in my family know gratitude in a concentration camp  
know thankfulness after four hundred years of foreign occupation  
after 68 nuclear bombs have risen over the horizon of disregarded humanity  
we still know family  
because no missles whistle louder than our creation songs  
it doesn't take a bomb to know this,  
you can hear them if you open the heart in your ears,  
fear of disconnection  
does not make it wrong to connect  
You  are  NATIVE  to breath and yes 
there is magic in the air  
you have a gift  
it would be unfair 
if you don't share  
don't be scared of yourself  
who does that help? 
not you  and definitely  
not  anyone  else   
this is your life 
and you are 98.6 degrees of light  
so shine bright like a diamond  
like the sun in a lion's mane 
you are the sixth sun rising maaaaang!   
the new day is coming  
there is no use in running  
there is ONE choice!  
LOOOOOOOVVVVVVIIIIINGGGG!   
because all life is sacred  
and you are life!  
and you are sacred  
there is a spiritual evolution  
begging for your creation  
you are creator  
and this poem is  
your reflection  
a prayer for your power  
asking you to  step in
Track Name: Nånan Nanå-hu
carmen marie alcantara-camacho si nanå-hu
vincent jefferey anderson camacho si tatå-hu
i nånan nanå-hu as marie puru amerikanu
ti hu tungo' gui’ sa' ha dingu i manggafå-hu
Mafañågu yan mapoksai yu' gi sanlagu 
Tatnai hu maleleffa ginen manu i håga-hu
Achokka' amånu yu' Hu tutuna i Taotao håya
Sa' munga yu' maleffa i yahululo' na penga’-ta
Ayu hu na'lå'la' nu ini na kantå-ku
Hu na'huyong i linalai Yan i anten i lisåyu
Sa' hu hungok i finiho' ginen i mañaina-hu
siha chumachalåni yu’ an lumalayak gi napu

Maila mågi yanggen måtto hao gi må’ho
I saddok ginen pachot-hu mames kalan åhu
Sesso hu mumuyi nu I Taotao Kulan gåyu
Yanggen un fa’ga’ga' ham adahi (na) un mafå'om
  håfa kumeke’ilek-hu an manlålai yu’ nu ini 
i Lalai ni tumuna i taotao hu tungo’ dididi
gi minagåhet ti hu tungo’ i nånan nanå-hu
ya machu’ot yu’ sa’ kulan machuchuda’ hagå’-hu
Lao finakti ni bongbong ya på'go nai masongsong
i chetnot-hu nu i chinetton-hu iya mongmong
i tano' tatå-hu chokka' ti mafañagu guihi 
lao manmetgot i håle’-ta kulan hita i sini 
kallan hale nunu chokka’ manu yu’ nai ma’fa’ñågu  
sesu sesu manggaige i mañaina gi iya guåhu 
gineflamen yu' sa’ guåhu på’go lå’on
hu li'e pengnga’ manaotao håya siha guåtu 
yan manggaige hit gi hilo’ chumilong na tåno’ 
ya i nanan-miyu kallan lokkue’ i nanå-hu 
i nana ni numå’i ham taihinnekok na lina’la’ 
hita la’mon! nihi ta tutuna i nana-ta 
Track Name: Fangguålo'
Cultures what we cultivate the people give it health 
if you say the cultures dying you’re talking about your self 
I’m not about to witness mores tree die up in this jungle 
So I pray I can stay humble as I sit and watch you tumble 
and we can laugh it off … like this barely even happened 
cuz I know the wound is deep for generations it has been 
about the loss and the pain of depravation 
for four hundred years of surviving devastation 
but how long will that short of amount of time define us 
Our historys much longer than a bout with colonizers 
im tongue tied up 
when I hear these words escape 
from the mouths of people born and living in this age 
where we can speak our language and not get taxed or beaten 
do you know what has been sacrificed so we can have our freedom?
we can speak our language and not get taxed or beaten 
there is no reason we should not exercise our freedom 


Cultures what we cultivate // people give it health 
if you say the cultures dying you’re talking about your self 
Cultures what we cultivate // people give it health 
Cultures what we cultivate // people give it health
if you say the cultures dying you’re talking about your self 
Cultures what we cultivate // people give it health 
when you say the cultures dying we just killing ourselves

If we don’t do the work to clear up all the hurt 
we just pass it on to our children who really don’t deserve 
more excuses for the nooses we tie around our selves 
the truth is we can do this our ancestors here to help 
i can hear them crying out people tell me they have seen 
spirits in the form of feathers and grandma's chanting in dreams 
I know this is their message asking us to just believe 
but I am not a priest and definitely not here to preach 
just trying to craft a medicine to set our people free 
from the pain and the piniti we converse with the aniti 
and learn to trust our selves and the signs from i gunifi 
it is not always easy often confronting and painful 
when something tests our faith then we just get more faithful 
and grateful for our saina cause we know they will 
have our backs // and tell us to carry on 
every moment we feel weak we just be getting strong 
Hu Guaiya hao Guåhan yan I islas Marianas 
the future coming towards us is truly beyond what 
we can imagine now / // Na’lå’la’ I Taotao 
Hita sesu kuma’hulo’ kulan Pulan yan Atdao 
Hita I Manmatao ni lumangak i Chaochao 
I Muna’lå’la’la’ i pengga’-ta yan i fino’ håya i hila-hu



Ta na’famta i pengga’-ta ya humolo’ i taotao 
annai ta lå’la’ gi pengga’-ta i chinalek pumaopao

Ta na’famta i pengga’-ta ya humolo’ i taotao 
an ta lå’la’ gi pengga’-ta i chinalek pumaopao
Ta na’famta i pengga’-ta ya humolo’ i taotao 
an ta lå’la’ gi pengga’-ta i chinalek pumaopao


i chose to lose the narrative of loss
so i carefuly dig through the memories buried in the plot 
of land my umbilical is tied to 
as a young kid i knew / until i read books 
with a negative look on my survival 
academic papers filed to 
the aisles of authentic native disappearance 
so i took to the pen with creative adherence 
to the principles of fireworks in my words i learned 
to let the saina guide first as i worked 
i heard voices in the noises so i turned 
to prayer as the process my inner light burned brighter 
to enlighten my search 
im pontan in the cipher emerging from the infinity 
finding a new earth cause forever i have been at sea 
purging all the hurt and in service of the divinity 
my purpose is to surface mistaken for lost memories
the beginning of our people did not quite begin with me  
i am the sprouting seed but my father is the giving tree  
my mother is the earth where my roots have grown so large 
and i listen to her song for as im sailing through the dark 
Charred and battered by the past is one story I could tell 
but the breathe of my ancestors still strongly fills my sails 
Charred and battered by the past is one story I could tell 
but the breathe of my ancestors still strongly fills my sails 

Cultures what we cultivate the people give it health 
we simply live our culture and let spirit heal ourselves 
Cultures what we cultivate the people give it health 
we simply live our culture and let spirit heal ourselves 
Cultures what we cultivate the people give it health 
we simply live our culture and let spirit heal ourselves 
Cultures what we cultivate the people give it health 
we simply live our culture and let spirit heal ourselves 

Cuz we can not afford no more dying in these jungles 
the trees humble witnesses to human power struggles 
and after all thats happened they stand in dignified prayers 
rooted in reciprocating breathe with clean air 
the earth is the only mother that we share 
so we give thanks for everyday that we can be here 
we hear the sweet music of every creatures movement 
breathe deeply with awareness of human induced confusion
let go of the ego and be in tune with natures crooning 
infused in every color shade we take in as we're cruising 

steadily remembering melodies with this net i weave 
sharing whats been shared with me of turtle islands remedies 
cultivating inner peace reveals there are no enemies
emptying my bloodline from poisons from the centipede  
Track Name: Guaiya
Live Cause I love My Life Today x3
I love My Life Today x2


I do not embrace ideas that we are disappeared
not in our chants and dances or embodiments of fear
i steer clear of explanations that start with extermination
connecting with my spirit is my self determination
i am self determined to be learned of our traditions
envision revitalized expressions of our wisdoms
the mythic pan-pacific image is capitalistic sickness
designed to confuse the youth to lose what is specific
to our language and our region and our ways of being
the truths not hard to find we just got to learn to speak
its in our bloodlines your bodies fluent just listen to it
intuit whats intuitive you were sent here to do it
pursue it knowing heart activates when we choose it
Our heart beat’s the heartbeat of ancestral music
we use this to elevate our deepest purpose
there is no greater teacher than who the earth is

Live Cause I love My Life Today x3
I love My Life Today x2
Live Cause I love My Life Today x3
I love My Life Today x2

im spittin you the rythym given to me in a vision
my living is driven by my ancestors ancient wisdom
ripping through the prisons of individualism
when i write this im make light prisms ya might listen
and find in yourself the meaning of existence
live life alive you could be missed in an instant
universe is persistent, no use in resistence,
between past life, next and this there’s no distance
remembering when entering a land that they are settling
i am obligated by the teachings of my memory
chenchu’le yan inafa’maolek cuz im blessed to be
here, queer with a past as sacred as my destiny
healing of the planet when im connected sexually
to my lovers ancestors of thousands of centuries
healers chanting infinite and limitless
taihinekkok yan taichi we live on… indigenous…
Track Name: Chålan Uenuku
(In Tina… In Tina I Manmatao)
Håfa Adai Kia ora from Aotearoa 
With a fresh hot flow ah donne’ with a to’a 
mango, travelling on pieces of the rainbow 
bridge 
uenuku 
in my ulu as i stay so 
close to the pulu of the omen birds 
listen to the oceans words 
as i cruise through the unai 
feet get fotgon when the tåsi gets magodai 
give thanks to the tao tao who help me ma’udai 
with the kåna of the tåno’ i descend from 
tend to chenchu’le ancestral connections 
Ti mamaigo’ si yu’os so we can’t forget them 
Remembering the dance as I pray to all directions 
Step one / is cho’gue ya nihi ta fanoghe 
protectors of the land hita i manggogue’ 
so we - know our manggåfa and our håle’ 
Activate our words to be the tåle’ that bind us 
gather babao from the spirits to remind us 
i trust in my saina to guide me
align with faith in the timing 
As I be arriving 
in this land full of mana 
i pick up the take’ and compost the tåki
Chanting O Manasaina Si Yu’os Ma’åse 
Chilling Te whenua o Te Kawerau ā maki 
let the hånom of the saddok wash me 
clean as I sing to creations spring
I see the dinga' of Lasso' Fuha 
Giya this whenua 
Known as Lion's rock 
But it's real names 
Te Piha 

(In Tina…
In Tina I Manmatao)
Track Name: Inafa'maolek
Live in a Good way 
Every day
Wake up
Give Thanks for the atdao
Live in a good way Every day
Wake up
and put it down for my taotao
Live in a Good Way Everyday

the pathway i am taking is sacred when i walk it 
concious of creating the world when i am talkin 
stopping all the traumas of of my mommas and my fathers 
my flow immerses my whole lineage in holy waters 
soaking sores of those before with spoken words 
i open doors to ocean shores and hope for more 
healing and revealing reconnection to my feelings 
seeing through the sky with no embodying the ceiling
revelations of creating the bonds of our relations 
i'm taking the path of taking it back to facing the facts 
of our existence reconnection to the mystics 
the language of spirit is the OG scientifics 
dancing the inscription of my intuitions hieroglyphics 
reading currents movement is pacifics physics 
listen to the birds as their direction pivots 
they sing the song of life and taught me how to live it 

I'm driven to sail my såkman 
more than chase a stack man 
that path ends up runnning in cages like a pacman 
coming from the past then to where the future happens 
time travel when im rappin laughin or passin the time 
crafting a rhyme i happened to find a path to divine 
ancestors  teachings reaching through dimensions 
when i give attention to genealogies meanings 
seeing while im dreamingx, receiving tarot card readings 
and when focused on my breathing, 
hongi lone trees when im lonely 
just a moment to give my soul peace when I'm OD
stressed out, i stretch and rest while I meditate
And give thanks and praise 
for this life everyday 
and everyday  

Ha’åni yan Ha’åni
Hu sodda’ i minaolek gi lina’lå-hu
gi lina’lå-hu