Being mixed race in a word that it focused on labels can bring it's share of challenges as well as joys. For this month's episode of Pacific Underground, we dive into stories of what it means to be mixed race and how those in the API community navigate being a part of multiple cultures. First, producer Canaan Schlesinger takes a look at the word "hapa" to see how this once pejorative term came to be used in the mainstream. Then Alan Montecillo explores the history of interracial relationships in the early 20th century. Composer Winton White shares his experience about being hafu, mixed-race Japanese, in Japan. We're also featuring the music of Hanz Araki, a Japanese/Irish composer of Celtic music, and from our guest Winton White, composer of the film score for the documentary Hafu.
Music: CHOPS, Hanz Araki, and Winton White