9 episodes

A storytelling podcast where Jaybyrd navigates connection to his CHamoru heritage and the people from the Mariana Islands. Red Rice and fina’denne’ sauce is a dish that's staple to the CHamoru cuisine, and it's been part of our people for a long time. The rice is stained with achiote, and the fina’denne’ sauce gives traditional dishes like red rice, a pop—a taste that has you going back for more. And like red rice and fina'denne', this podcast will talk story—but that’s the pop—that talk that’ll have you coming back for more.Part of the Fina'denne' project https://finadenne.com/

Red Rice & Fina'denne‪'‬ Jaybyrd Castro

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A storytelling podcast where Jaybyrd navigates connection to his CHamoru heritage and the people from the Mariana Islands. Red Rice and fina’denne’ sauce is a dish that's staple to the CHamoru cuisine, and it's been part of our people for a long time. The rice is stained with achiote, and the fina’denne’ sauce gives traditional dishes like red rice, a pop—a taste that has you going back for more. And like red rice and fina'denne', this podcast will talk story—but that’s the pop—that talk that’ll have you coming back for more.Part of the Fina'denne' project https://finadenne.com/

    Latte Fest: CHamoru flavors and fashions in San Francisco

    Latte Fest: CHamoru flavors and fashions in San Francisco

    Send us a Text Message.Stepping onto Treasure Island, we were swept up in the vibrancy of the CHamoru culture at Latte Fest 2024. Adorned with the weight of multiple sinahi nechlace and the comfortable shade of a woven hat, Jaybyrd found himself navigating a sea of tradition, taste, and tales. Among the swirl of colors and sounds, I caught up with Chef Shawn Naputi, whose chagi chicken was nothing short of a culinary masterpiece, and the O'Mallon brothers from Guam Style, who passionately sha...

    • 13 min
    Taotao Tåsi: Part 5 In the Storm

    Taotao Tåsi: Part 5 In the Storm

    Send us a Text Message.Hafa adai and welcome to Taotao Tåsi 🌅 People of the Ocean 👋🤙This is Part 5 In the Storm 🌊🌪️💨. If you're new here, start at Part 1 On the beach 🏝️The Taotao Tåsi series takes us on a voyage through the Pacific Ocean with Palu Larry Raitegal, a traditional master navigator of the sea. Palu Larry will share stories of how navigators open sea lanes to connect to islands and how they use the stars, water, land, birds, fish, and whales to navigate. We’ll also talk about the ...

    • 9 min
    Taotao Tåsi: Part 4 In the Open

    Taotao Tåsi: Part 4 In the Open

    Send us a Text Message.Hafa adai and welcome to Taotao Tåsi 🌅 People of the Ocean 👋🤙This is Part 4 In the Open 🐟🐦. If you're new here, start at Part 1 On the beach 🏝️The Taotao Tåsi series takes us on a voyage through the Pacific Ocean with Palu Larry Raitegal, a traditional master navigator of the sea. Palu Larry will share stories of how navigators open sea lanes to connect to islands and how they use the stars, water, land, birds, fish, and whales to navigate. We’ll also talk about the imp...

    • 8 min
    Taotao Tåsi: Part 3 In the Pacific

    Taotao Tåsi: Part 3 In the Pacific

    Send us a Text Message.Hafa adai and welcome to Taotao Tåsi 🌅 People of the Ocean 👋🤙 This is Part 3 In the Pacific 🐳If you're new here, start at Part 1 On the beach 🏝️This series takes us on a voyage through the Pacific Ocean with Palu Larry Raitegal, a traditional master navigator of the sea. Palu Larry will share stories of how navigators open sea lanes to connect to islands and how they use the stars, water, land, birds, fish, and whales to navigate. We’ll also talk about the importan...

    • 9 min
    Taotao Tåsi: Part 2 In the Lagoon

    Taotao Tåsi: Part 2 In the Lagoon

    Send us a Text Message.Hafa adai and welcome to Taotao Tåsi 🌅 People of the Ocean 👋🤙 This is Part 2 In the Lagoon 🛶If you're new here, start at Part 1 On the beach 🏝️This series takes us on a voyage through the Pacific Ocean with Palu Larry Raitegal, a traditional master navigator of the sea. Palu Larry will share stories of how navigators open sea lanes to connect to islands and how they use the stars, water, land, birds, fish, and whales to navigate. We’ll also talk about the importanc...

    • 12 min
    Taotao Tåsi: Part 1 On the Beach

    Taotao Tåsi: Part 1 On the Beach

    Send us a Text Message.Hafa adai and welcome to Taotao Tåsi 🌅 People of the Ocean 👋🤙 This is Part 1 On the Beach 🏝️This series takes us on a voyage through the Pacific Ocean with Palu Larry Raitegal, a traditional master navigator of the sea. Palu Larry will share stories of how navigators open sea lanes to connect to islands and how they use the stars, water, land, birds, fish, and whales to navigate. We’ll also talk about the importance of exchange, asking for permission, and respectin...

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jeremyjcastro ,

Haha adai all day with Jay

I am biased on my review, so will state that now!

However, I am able to separate the fact Jay is my brother from the fact that his story’ing and production is amazing. I am so very proud of him and his voice.

Our ability as the CHamoru diaspora to capture these types of sentiments is imperative to the survival of our culture. We are a proud people despite the challenges our culture has endured for over 500 years since our “discovery” by others. This podcast is a testament to our pride and the many values that are engrained in our blood despite losing much of our language and collective culture as many of us off island folks spread the spirit of hafa ada around the world.

Nicely done Jay Byrd. I am excited my biased opinion of your show is shared by others who are not your brother! Keep those wings flapping and the mind moving.

TabbyKitty ,

Immersive cultural experience

This meditative, beautiful podcast left me feeling the warmth of the CHamoru people, while appreciating the depth of their history and the ingenuity that continues into today. Jay’s soothing voice, the wonderful people he meets, and the music left me feeling transported and connected.

Bcimagala ,

Immersive and poetic approach to history and culture

This podcast really hit the spot. It’s a meditative, thoughtful deep dive into Pacific Islander history and culture. Host Jaybyrd has a gift with connecting with those he is with and pulling the audience into the story. Great way to start the day!

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