Singer, songwriter, and filmmaker Eddie Kamae has a new documentary out, Those Who Came Before. The film chronicles the story of a young Hawaiian `ukulele virtuoso's journey of musical self-discovery and how it turned into a 50-year pursuit of Hawaiian cultural and musical traditions.
Join us this month for Nā Mele featuring multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Natalie Ai Kamauu at Palikū Theatre on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu. From the comfort of your home or wherever you are, enjoy the music from this six-time Female Vocalist of the Year as we broadcast and stream a live pledge drive from our Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Multimedia Studio. In our studio, we will be taking calls of support for our station as part of this pledge program.
"Ke‘elikōlani" follows the name change of Central Middle School in downtown Honolulu to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School. It explores the royal history of the campus and its links to the Native Hawaiian princess it is now named after.
Famed 'Ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma talks about teaching kids to play the instrument and the genesis of the 'ukulele festival he founded. Also, how arts programs are integrated into the school systemin this Spectrum Hawai'i program from 1998
Interview with entertainer Momi Jones conducted by Bob Barker at the Hawaiʻi Public Television studio for the program Pau Hana Years. Jones talks about her father's musical influence, traveling with the Bird of Paradise show and with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus across the continental United States.
As Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele take their yearly seats in front of Honolulu Hale, sculptor Alex Ching reveals the process of getting the icons ready for the holidays.
In this episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i, Maui HIKI NŌ students share what they cherish about their beloved island and reflect on the common mantra echoing across the islands: “Maui Strong,” following the devastating wildfires that affected Maui in August 2023
Enjoy this 2001 film which tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pelehonuamea, goddess of the volcano, and her youngest and favorite sister Hiʻiaka. The film weaves together archetypal themes of creation, love and betrayal into a sweeping dramatic hula performance by Hilo-based Hālau O Kekuhi. The film is presented in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications.
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