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
Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (Episode #203H)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
In this intimate backyard performance, master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in last season's "Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar") jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawaii. The Oscar-winning film The Descendantsprominently featured the music of Cyril's father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key guitar.
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Tonga: The Last Place On Earth (Episode #202)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Tonga is a peaceful island nation, as distant from modernity as it is physically from the western world. Ethnic Tongans convicted of murder, gang violence and other serious crimes, are being deported from the United States to Tonga. Forced to leave behind spouses, children, and family, these convicts are sent to a homeland many know nothing about. Will they adapt and survive in a community that is wary to have them? And how will the influx of these hardened criminals change Tonga: The Last Place on Earth?
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (Episode #201H)
KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
This historic production brings together some of Hawai'i's most beloved musicians to perform songs composed by the last members of Hawai'i's ruling monarchy. 'Iolani Palace's executive director and curator provide a historical background of the royal palace - the only one of its kind in the United States - and the musicians explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire.
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
- KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM