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.
Experience Peter Boyer’s immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.
As a young child, Josh Tatofi thought he had an ordinary life. “I thought everyone’s dad was a rock star, and I thought everyone was playing music,” he says. His father, Tivaini Tatofi, was a founding member of local island music group Kapena.
Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton and Turnpike Troubadours. The rock and soul-influenced Stapleton highlights his acclaimed second album From a Room Vol. 1. The jamming Troubadours draw from their latest record A Long Way From Your Heart.
Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards, who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family, in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor.
Nathan Aweau, award-winning vocalist and former member of music group Hapa, performs in this special recorded at the PBS Hawai‘i Manoa studio. From scenic Kahana Bay on Windward O‘ahu, Nathan reflects on his work in between songs. This Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song is not available for streaming.
Surveying 40 years of Hawaiʻi’s rich musical traditions, this film tells the story of the Sons of Hawaii, the music group led by Eddie Kamae that helped launch the Hawaiian cultural renaissance.
Recorded live in August 2018 at the historic Hawai‘i Theatre in Honolulu, this concert features Engelbert Humperdinck crooning more than five decades of his international hits, including “After the Lovin’,” “The Last Waltz,” “Release Me,” “A Man Without Love” and many others.
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