As rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll erode jazz’s audience, the music nonetheless enjoys a time of tremendous creativity. Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane scores a hit with his version of the show tune “My Favorite Things” and creates some of the most intense music in jazz history.
All aboard! Enjoy this unforgettable voyage with Rick Steves as he tours four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands: Malta, Capri, Orkney, and Skye. We'll island-hop to remote beaches, Crusader castles, a Blue Grotto, prehistoric wonders, and salty traditional island lifestyles.
In the Oscar-nominated Joe’s Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact.
March 11, 2021 will be the 10th year anniversary of the mega-tsunami and earthquake, which rocked Japan’s eastern coast in 2011, and claimed more than 20,000 lives. In this two-part special, NHK World commemorates that day with a chronological timeline of the events that occurred using footage filmed at the center of the disaster.
ʻUkulele legend Herb Ohta, better known as Ohta-San, performs songs including “Rhapsody in Blue,” “The Girl from Ipanema” and his chart-topping ballad, “Song for Anna.” Ohta-San also teams up with his son, Herb Ohta Jr., for the Hawaiʻi classics “Hiʻilawe” and “Sanoe.”
Missed last nightʻs program? Stream now to hear from Lt. Governor Josh Green, State Health Director Dr. Libby Char, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami and Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz about vaccines, the state Safe Travels Hawaii program and more.
Grab a front-row seat for the Grammy Award-winning artist Stevie Nicks epic concert, captured at two sold-out arenas. Featuring smash hits from her Fleetwood Mac days and solo career, with introspective stories about her personal and professional lives.
As a longtime musical bandmate of the late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Louis “Moon” Kauakahi, has always been a backbone of The Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau. After Bruddah Iz left the group, Moon continued to compose, play the guitar and serve as business manager of the reconfigured Mākaha Sons until 2014. However, music hasn’t been his only career. Hear how he balanced his life as a musician while keeping a day job.
A celebration of the country music legend’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, this special captures Dolly Parton delivering some of her biggest hits on one of the most iconic stages in the world. Featuring guest appearances by some of her superstar friends, including Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Margo Price and others.
The young trio Hūʻewa is comprised of Kupu Dalire-Naʻauao, Kekoa Kane and Kahi Lum-Young. The trio performs songs. Dalire-Naʻauao explains, “The Hawaiian music that we chose, the type of songs that we chose…we just like to pull things from back in the day.”