music

AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE
My Friend Fela and Birth of Afrobeat

 

A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, “My Friend Fela” is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, “Birth of Afrobeat,” tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2019

 

Enjoy a star-studded awards concert for Recording Academy honorees with performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Patti Austin, Sheila E, Sam Moore, Julio Iglesias and more.

 

 

 

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Keauhou

 

Young trio Keauhou stand framed by red velvet curtains, white columns and koa furniture – a recreation of a bygone era, when Waikiki was about opulence and old-world splendor. While these young men have no firsthand experience of this era, when they sing, their ringing falsetto sounds right at home. Composed of Zachary Lum (vocals and guitar), Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio (vocals and ‘ukulele), and Nicholas Lum (vocals and bass), the name Keauhou translates as “the new or renewed generation,” fitting for a group that plays traditional Hawaiian music from the early to mid-20th century with a modern approach. The program features original songs from the group, such as “Hanohano Haʻiku,” “Kahiko Kapalama,” and “Aloha Maunalua” as well as a special guest performance from mentor and musical legend Robert Cazimero.

 

 

 

 




The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

 

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson – “the Mt. Rushmore of country music” – for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 1|30|20: Online Bullying and Other Stories | Program

 

TOP STORY

 

“Online Bullying”
Students from Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi tell the story of a fellow student who had been bullied online at school and then sought the help of campus counselors to resolve the problem. The Kapaʻa High School counselors discuss their customized approach to each online bullying case, emphasizing that unique situations require different methods.

 

ALSO FEATURED

 

“Coach Pete”
Students from Moanalua High School on Oʻahu tell the story of a coach who turned his life around and is now dedicated to helping young athletes excel.

 

“No Shortcuts”
Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on the Garden Isle tell the story of a Kauaʻi beekeeper who claims the honey she produces is superior because she refuses to take shortcuts in the process.

 

“How to Stretch”
Students from Kalani High School in East Honolulu show us how to stretch before working out to avoid injury.

 

“4 Sisters Forever”
Students from Waiʻanae High School in West Oʻahu tell the story of four sisters who pull together as their mother battles cancer.

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ also features profiles on the unique music programs offered at some of the schools in the show.

 

 

 

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Peter Medeiros

NA MELE Peter Medeiros

 

Slack key artist Peter Medeiros, accompanied by guitarist Josh Silva and bass player Nate Stillman, presents a fun evening of traditional slack key. Joining the trio are the dancers of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima, led by kumu hula Vicky and Jeff Kānekaiwilani Takamine. Songs performed include “Ulili E,” “He‘eia,” “Ke Ala O Ka Rose” and “Kananaka.”

 

 

 

POV SHORTS
Joe’s Violin

 

In the Oscar-nominated Joe’s Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact.

 

 

 

Otherwise It’s Just Firewood

 

In a feat of musical extreme sports, violinist Daniel Hoffman has just one week to learn to play Irish fiddle with master fiddler James Kelly, in County Clare, Ireland. and then somehow, perform with him in concert. His attempt to achieve the impossible, as well as his encounters with a range of Irish philosophers, musicians, and dancers, reveals unexpected secrets about Ireland and about himself.

 

 

 

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