This anthology series provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific - its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposes to rousing musical performances, it features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Pacific Heartbeat Previous Broadcasts
Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (Episode #101H)
KQED 9: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
This performance documentary provides an insider's peek into the unparalleled talent and camaraderie of the Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, held annually in the quaint cowboy town of Waimea on Hawai'i Island. During the five-day event, some of the world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music with aspiring musicians, fans, and one another through one-of-a-kind workshops and rousing concert performances. Featured musicians include Muriel Anderson, Danny Carvalho, Benny Chong, Kalai Ho'opi'i, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, David Kamakahi, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi, Chino Montero, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson.
Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (Episode #301H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present.
- KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Na Loea: The Masters II (Episode #404H)
KQED World: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
This program provides a unique window in the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. From sustainable fishing and land management practices, to preserving traditional language and arts, it shares the stories of native Hawaiians who have dedicated their lives to practice, preserve and pass on knowledge and expertise accumulated over years.
Na Loea: The Masters (Episode #304)
KQED World: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
This program beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. It includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional k?kau (tattooing); The Great Heart of Waiok?ne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.