songs

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Natalie Ai Kamauu and Family

Na Mele: Natalie Ai Kamauu and Family

 

Natalie Ai Kamauu’s voice fills the PBS Hawaiʻi studio.  Natalie performs with a passion that comes from the origins of the songs she sings, and the love she has for her family. She is joined by her husband, Iolani Kamauu, on guitar and vocals, and their daughter, Sha-Lei Kamauu, who accompanies the music with hula.

 

Program

 

Among the songs featured are “Pili Aloha,” which connects Natalie to her mother, kumu hula Olana Ai, and “Shower Tree,” which was written for Natalie and Iolaniʻs son, Chaz. Sha-Lei joins Natalie and Iolani with hula, including the playful “Hula Tease,” and a graceful accompaniment to Natalie and Iolaniʻs performance on “Uhiwai.”

 

 

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sleater-Kinney / Heartless Bastards

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed album No Cities to Love. Austin rockers Heartless Bastards showcase their latest release, Restless Ones.

 

Joe Bonamassa:
Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks


Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in a concert celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. The setlist is primarily sourced from the catalogs of Howlin’ Wolf, one of the most influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, and Muddy Waters, considered the “father of modern Chicago blues” and a major inspiration for the British blues explosion of the 1960s. Bonamassa grew up with that genre which influences his own music to this day. Bonamassa also performs songs from his own extensive catalog.

 

Straight No Chaser:
Songs of the Decades

 

This performance, filmed live at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a journey through the decades of the pop songbook, including Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” the Four Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road,” all done with SNC’s trademark harmonies and unique charm.

 

 

Michael Feinstein
at the Rainbow Room

 

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein headlines this all-star evening with performances by Tony winner and Emmy-nominated artist Christine Ebersole; American Idol sensation Jessica Sanchez; dynamic tap duo, the Manzari Brothers; Oscar-nominated actor June Squibb; and some surprises. The performers take the stage at the famed Rainbow Room, the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub, where stars were born and legends perform, following its recent grand re-opening.

 

 

NA MELE
Moments

 

There was a time when traditional Hawaiian music could be heard throughout Waikiki. Today, there is still a place where traditional Hawaiian music is played, where the mele of our home are sung, and where the moolelo of hula and Hawaiian chant are shared: Na Mele, on PBS Hawaii. Na Mele Moments shares a treasure of memories, including: an impromptu jam in Waimea, the beautiful voice of Mahi Beamer, and the pure joy of Aunty Genoa Keawe. To honor the late Dennis Kamakahi and Aunty Genoa, David Kamakahi and his group Waipuna, and Pomaika‘i Keawe Lyman and the Keawe Ohana, perform live in the PBS Hawaii studio.