The lives of three extraordinary Hawaiian women, Mary Kawena Pukui, ‘Iolani Luahine and Edith Kanaka‘ole, are chronicled in this film. It shows how, together, they combined their talents and commitment to reignite the flame of tradition in a time when Hawaiian culture was gravely threatened.
Featuring some of Hawaiʻi’s most respected cultural resources and talented performers, this documentary pays tribute to composers who flourished between the 1870s and the 1920s. The film looks closely at Hawaiian lyrics and the places that inspired them, and charts the evolution of Hawaiian music with the introduction of imported musical forms.
This documentary honors the role of kupuna in preserving Hawaiian culture, and taps into the valuable memories and perspectives of three respected Hawaiian elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century.
Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found, on Björkö Island in modern day Sweden. They test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, which offers new knowledge of Viking society.
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.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, this film constructs a rich portrait of a colorful and controversial Hawaiian man.
Longtime City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi is “terming out,” leaving an open seat in Honolulu City Council District 5. This race is to represent the district’s wide range of neighborhoods, each with its own identity – from high rises in newly developed Kakaʻako to historic homes in Mānoa and St. Louis Heights.
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA’s mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today.
Comfort food is nostalgic, hearty, soothing, and has never been more indispensable. Whether it’s Chinese food made at home with an assist from cooking blogs like The Woks of Life or Taiwanese and Indonesian classics reimagined by young chefs like Eric Sze (886), Trigg Brown (Win Son), or Cedric Vongerichten (Wayan), fresh takes on […]
And She Could Be Next” tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up by fighting for a truly reflective democracy.
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.
And She Could Be Next” tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up by fighting for a truly reflective democracy. Available on streaming until July 29, 2020.
The Mākaha Sons – Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie” Koko on 12-string guitar and the late John Koko on upright bass – blend their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music.
A murder throws John’s plans of staying in Delhi into jeopardy. A person within the household reveals his true colors with dangerous consequences. Margaret proves she is trustworthy when she takes a risk to help John, demonstrating her love for him.
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