Festival

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Tibetan Illusion Destroyer

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS: Tibetan Illusion Destroyer

 

This film by Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti documents the Mani Rimdu Festival in Nepal, which originated in Tibet and is still performed in an authentic colorful ceremony in the shadow of Mount Everest. The title refers to the Buddhist concept of destroying man-made illusions that lead to human suffering. Vendetti and renowned Hawaiian musician Keola Beamer were part of a Hawai‘i contingent that journeyed to Nepal to attend the festival. Beamer worked with musicians in Nepal to create the film’s original music.

 

 

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Hula: The Language of the Heart

 

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is a four-day competition and exhibition that showcases elegance, power and rich storytelling that this ancient art form portrays. This program highlights the 2012 festival winners and presents a look at hula’s role in the past, present and future of Hawaii’s people.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Cabbage’s Last Stand

 

Vivian can’t resist the opportunity to romp around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland. The crisp Oregon air and thousands of patient festival patrons make hiccups with her cooking equipment easier to overcome.

 

MUSIC VOYAGER
Atlanta: A Music Voyager Special

 

PBS’s “Music Voyager – Portrait of the Artists’ City” follows a few of Atlanta’s music icons, chefs and entrepreneurs for a 48-hour tour of the city. From music and nightlife to festivals, food and more, see why Janelle Monáe, Kevin Gillespie and other ATL insiders choose and love Atlanta.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley

 

Joseph sets out on a California exploration through the state’s Tri-Valley region. In his visit to the Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys he learns that while searching the world for the exotic, often we miss the exciting, surprising and pleasurable experiences that await close to home. In the Tri-Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin and the town of Danville, Joseph discovers a slew of little-known attractions that include a thriving wine region, historic towns, a diverse culinary scene and art, music and cultural festivals.

 

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