Aaron Mahi

PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS
Words, Earth & Aloha: The Source of Hawaiian Music

WORDS, EARTH & ALOHA: The Source of Hawaiian Music

 

Featuring some of Hawai‘i’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.

 

 








NĀ MELE
Traditions in Hawaiian Song – Nā Lani ‘Ehā from ‘Iolani Palace

NĀ MELE: Traditions in Hawaiian Song – Nā Lani ‘Ehā from ‘Iolani Palace

 

Contemporary artists bring music from Hawai‘i’s monarchy era to life. PBS Hawai‘i was granted access to the historic palace, where TV cameras and crews are rarely allowed. The program features Nina Keali‘iwahamana, Robert Cazimero, Marlene Sai, Haunani Apoliona, Aaron Mahi, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and the late Dennis Kamakahi.

 

 

 

PBS HAWAII: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha

 

Encore

 

Robert Cazimero states, “It’s a testament to a time gone by, that really might not be seen again.” Jon de Mello, Owner and CEO of Mountain Apple Company, says, “This show is the top of Hawaiian music in the 20th century.”

 

Robert Cazimero and Jon de Mello are referring to Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, a program originally broadcast to a national PBS audience in the year 2000 that gathered some of Hawaii’s brightest stars on one stage: The Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Willie K, O’Brian Eselu, Makaha Sons, Jake Shimabukuro, Na Leo, Hapa, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui and the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. On Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, to commemorate 50 years of public television in Hawaii, PBS Hawaii will bring back this historic treasure as PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years With Songs of Aloha. Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and co-host Robert Cazimero as PBS Hawaii presents a timeless program that captures a magical moment of Hawaiian music and dance.

 

Original air date: Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 pm