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Air Date: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 8:30 PM
We, The Voyagers: Our Vaka is the first of a two-part documentary that chronicles the inspiring story of the Polynesians of Taumako, a small island in the Solomon Islands in the Southwestern Pacific. The island’s elders never lost their ancient tradition of wayfinding and work to pass the knowledge down to younger generations.
Air Date: Thu, Nov 18, 2021 8:30 PM
The resurgence of loko iʻa, the indigenous way of aquafarming. This film looks at how four fishponds on Oʻahu are being restored.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2021 8:30 PM
ʻUkulele legend Herb Ohta, better known as Ohta-San, performs songs including “Rhapsody in Blue,” “The Girl from Ipanema” and his chart-topping ballad, “Song for Anna.” Ohta-San also teams up with his son, Herb Ohta Jr., for the Hawaiʻi classics “Hiʻilawe” and “Sanoe.”
Air Date: Thu, Oct 14, 2021 8:30 PM
Educator, composer and hula dancer Nona Beamer, or Aunty Nona, was a champion of Hawaiian culture. On Nona Beamer and her Family: A Century of Songs, hear special songs from her musically talented family, as well as one-on-one interviews. They share personal stories, including the time Aunty Nona fired her sons Kapono and Keola on stage, during a live concert.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021 8:30 PM
Listen in on the history of vintage Hawaiian music from when the Islands were still a territory and hear tales from some of Hawaiʻi’s famous radio personalities, including the late Jacqueline “Honolulu Skylark” Rossetti, the late James Grant Benton and Perry & Price.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 30, 2021 8:30 PM
From 1990, No Nā Mamo: For the Descendants is a tribute to the late hula master Kauʻi Zuttermeister. The film documents how four generations of her family were invited to open the famed Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Crews filmed the year-long preparation ahead of their trip to Hilo, where they performed the mele, chants and hula of the Zuttermeister tradition.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021 8:30 PM
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.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2021 8:30 PM
More than 500,000 war brides from 50 different countries came to America. But what happens when the journey to America was far from the dream marriage? Hear how the filmmakerʻs mother made peace with a decision she regretted.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2021 8:30 PM
Under a Jarvis Moon tells the story of 130 young men from Hawaiʻi who were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.
Air Date: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 8:30 PM
Aunty Nona tells her own story along with family members, and describes the very best of all things Hawaiian: the people, their knowledge, culture, wisdom and aloha.
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