Culture

GLOBE TREKKER
Delhi & Agra

 

Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It’s a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India’s capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It’s also what attracts trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi’s old quarters, bargain bazaars and monuments. He also takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

 

NA MELE
Dennis & David Kamakahi with Martin Pahinui and George Kuo

Na Mele on PBS Hawai‘i

 

This vintage jam session features the late Dennis Kamakahi, along with his son David Kamakahi, Martin Pahinui and George Kuo. The musicians play solos, duets and ensemble numbers, including “Pu‘u Anahalu” and “Hi‘ilawe.”

 

COOK’S COUNTRY
Pork and Pierogi

COOK’S COUNTRY: Pork and Pierogi

 

Hosted by America’s Test Kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, COOK’S COUNTRY features some of the best in home cooking with a family-friendly, practical approach. Regional favorites, new classics and lost recipes are scientifically re-imagined for the modern cook.

 

Pork and Pierogi
Julia shows Bridget how to prepare a cider-braised pork roast; tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a sauerkraut tasting; test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to a Pittsburg regional specialty, potato-cheddar pierogi, a Polish dumpling.

 

NA MELE
Mailani

 

With lighting dimmed to mimic the rosy blush of sunset, and a waterfall trickling lightly in the background, Mailani Makainai takes us on a musical journey. The lush greenery that blankets the studio is a tribute to Mailani’s beloved home on the Windward Side of O‘ahu. In this first NA MELE performed at PBS Hawai‘i’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Multimedia Studio, she performs “Hamama I Ka ‘Iu,” an affectionate portrait of the Hamama waterfall in Waihe‘e Valley. Kau‘i Dalire joins the songstress to dance hula for “Ka Wai Lehua ‘A‘ala Ka Honua.”

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Romania

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Romania
Rick tours Romania’s vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its distinct architecture. Then he heads to Transylvania, where he visits fortified churches, merchant towns like Sighisoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula. Finally, they explore Maramures, where everyday life still feels like an open-air folk museum.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

 

Directed by Sam Low and Boyd Estus, this documentary explores the heritage of Polynesian wayfinding, and how indigenous Pacific societies sustained their navigational practices and practitioners. The film features Mau Piailug, who was at that point the last known navigator to be ceremonially initiated on Satawal, an atoll in Micronesia’s remote Caroline Islands.

 



RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Bulgaria

 

Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. We’ll trace the country’s complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And we’ll enjoy an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.

 

NA MELE
Kenneth Makuakāne

 

Renowned songwriter, record producer and performer Kenneth Makuakāne offers a sentimental and candid performance inside historic Kawaiaha‘o Church in Honolulu. When Kenneth performs, he draws on vibrant memories and meaningful relationships. “It’s almost like going back in time,” he says. Among the songs he performs are “‘O Violeka,” an affectionate ballad for his mother, and “Ku‘u Pua Lei Mēlia,” inspired by his experience of sending off his oldest son to college.

 



PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
When the Mountain Calls: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan

 

This film chronicles Emmy-winning Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti’s experiences and reflections drawn from his more than 30 years of traveling through the Himalayas. Archival video and photographs, along with diary entries, chronicle the changes Vendetti observed over the decades as Chinese and Western influence increased, climate change altered the landscape and the culture faced the threats of modernization. The film features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Lama Tenzin, musician Paul Horn, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.

 

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