Music

An Opry Salute to Ray Charles

 

This concert celebrates the music of the iconic singer, band-leader and pianist. Recorded at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and hosted by Darius Rucker, the program features performances of Charles’ songs by Boyz II Men, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood.

 

An Opry Salute to Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

NĀ MELE Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

 

NĀ MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this vintage performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahinehoʻokae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Haʻaheo Cockett provides hula artistry.

 

 

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece

 

Join the extraordinary musicians of the Chamber Music Society on a remarkable journey across iconic settings as they perform signature works in venues like the Ancient Amphitheater of Larissa, the historic Church of the Taxiarchon in Pelion and more.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under The Stars with the LA Philharmonic

 

Sway with LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the orchestra in an evening of Argentinian music, including works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin.

 

 

 


FRONT AND CENTER
Santana IV: Live at the House of Blues in Las Vegas

 

Captured on stage together for the first time since 1973, the original Santana band featuring Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello, and Michael Shrieve take the stage at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The energy-packed performance features the band’s signature classics including “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Evil Ways,” and “Soul Sacrifice.”

 

 

 

AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!

 

MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! traces the life and music of the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa. Using rare archive footage of her performances and interviews, MAMA AFRICA introduces a new generation to the music and fascinating life of the woman who stood for truth and justice, fought for the oppressed and campaigned tirelessly against apartheid.

 

 

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

 

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, a native of New Orleans, grew up playing music in the Treme neighborhood. He was leading his own band by the age of six and released his first album when he was only 16.  Now in his 20s, Andrews is bringing his special blend of funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop to a national audience.

 

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NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Kenneth Makuakāne

NA MELE: Kenneth Makuakāne

 

Renowned songwriter, record producer and performer Kenneth Makuakāne offers a sentimental and candid performance inside historic Kawaiahaʻo 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 “ʻO Violeka,” an affectionate ballad for his mother, and “Kuʻu Pua Lei Mēlia,” inspired by his experience of sending off his oldest son to college.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

 

The songs of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s are among the most sublime musical landscapes of human emotion ever created. Mitchell’s unique musical and lyrical gifts are an unprecedented marriage of intimacy and universality, creating a sound that is incomparable, yet relatable to all.

 

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