According to Kuana Torres Kahele, music can transcend boundaries. He hopes that Hawaiian songs, or mele, can spark something inside of listeners, no matter their culture. Enjoy this new episode of Nā Mele and our digital exclusive content.
Ahumanu, an all-wāhine Hawaiian music trio from Maui is featured on this episode of Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song. Members Kekai Robinson, Marja Lehua Apisaloma and Liz Morales say their work in the community outside the entertainment realm brings to their music a dimension of authenticity, service and responsibility.
Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz takes viewers on a musical journey from Cuba to Miami and Africa to Brazil. Featuring musicians from all over the world, the film tells the complex story of Latinx history and culture through the exuberant rhythms and infectious beats of Latin Jazz.
Black Grace: From Cannon’s Creek to Jacob’s Pillow, a 2004 film chronicling the journey of an all-male dance troupe from New Zealand that blends traditional Polynesian and contemporary dance. The group grew from obscurity in Cannon’s Creek, a small New Zealand town, to winning the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in New England. The film is presented in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications.
From the coconut rhinoceros beetle to coqui frogs to noxious weeds and foreign algae choking our reefs, these are just some of the so-called invasive species causing problems across our state. What can be done to get rid of them or at least minimize their impact?