Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song goes on location to document a traditional, cherished Hawaiian experience. Halekulani has a special place in the hearts of Hawai‘i’s people and everyone who has spent time there.
Singer Raiatea Helm is joined by dad Zachary Helm, Jack Ofoia, Casey Olsen, Aaron Salā and dancer Nani Dudoit for a vintage performance from the PBS Hawaii studio in Manoa. In between songs Raiatea talks about her influences, recordings and responsibilities as a Hawaiian artist.
In this vintage performance, one of Hawaiʻi’s most celebrated slack key guitar players, George Kahumoku, plays a selection of songs including: “36 Mile Marker,” “Hoʻokupa” and “Hiʻilawe.” This Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song is not available for streaming.
In Memoriam: Cyril Pahinui 1950-2018 This special Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song pfeatures Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr., sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon Sr., a seminal figure in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.
Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS national, oversees media content that’s distributed to more than 330 public television stations, including PBS Hawaiʻi. Visiting from Virginia, she shares her thoughts on leadership, finding your path in life and navigating an ever-changing media landscape.
Learn about the making of the epic documentary series devoted to the history of this truly American art form. Features interviews with Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash and members of the filmmaking team.
Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.
Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi and Matt Sproat of the acclaimed Hawaiian music group Waipuna present their interpretation of Hawaiian music, accompanied by hula dancer Jaimie Kennedy.
Singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai at the PBS Hawai‘i studios. Best known for contemporary Hawaiian, jazz and country, Moloka‘i girl Melveen also has deep roots in traditional Hawaiian song.
The Roadshow has more appraisals than ever to share from the eight cities it visited during its newly expanded Season 18 tour. The first hour of “Junk in the Trunk 4” is an all new episode with appraisals from this season, including a Steiff Pushmi-Pullyu Doctor Dolittle character, ca.
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