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Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (Episode #103H)

KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This episode is the story of critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The Hokulea was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. Follow the remarkable journey of an iconic voyaging canoe and a new generation of Hawaiian navigators who, under the guidance of Papa Mau, revitalized and reclaimed Polynesia's voyaging tradition.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Tonga: The Last Place On Earth (Episode #202)

KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

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?

Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (Episode #103H)

KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This episode is the story of critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The Hokulea was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. Follow the remarkable journey of an iconic voyaging canoe and a new generation of Hawaiian navigators who, under the guidance of Papa Mau, revitalized and reclaimed Polynesia's voyaging tradition.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Tonga: The Last Place On Earth (Episode #202)

KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 6:00 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?

Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (Episode #103H)

KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hokulea from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This episode is the story of critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The Hokulea was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge. Follow the remarkable journey of an iconic voyaging canoe and a new generation of Hawaiian navigators who, under the guidance of Papa Mau, revitalized and reclaimed Polynesia's voyaging tradition.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Under A Jarvis Moon (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Under a Jarvis Moon is the story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists were Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy. Amazingly, these men (four of whom are still alive) are only now being recognized for their sacrifice, and efforts are underway for the United States to officially acknowledge them for serving their country.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Hula: The Language of the Heart (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (Episode #101H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

"The idea of Aloha is Hawai'i's greatest gift to the world. But a lot of people don't know what it is, or how to find it, or how to discover it in our own hearts." These words, spoken by legendary Hawaiian composer and musician Keola Beamer, provide insight to the multi-cultural musical collaboration featured in Keola Beamer: M? lama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). Based upon Beamer's belief that musicians from different backgrounds can remain true to their own cultural heritage while learning and incorporating ideas from others, M?lama Ko Aloha features inspiring and unique musical performances by Beamer and a brilliant ensemble of musicians including Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai and American jazz pianist virtuoso Geoffrey Keezer.

Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 3:00 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.

Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Hula: The Language of the Heart (Episode #204H)

KQED World: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

"The idea of Aloha is Hawai'i's greatest gift to the world. But a lot of people don't know what it is, or how to find it, or how to discover it in our own hearts." These words, spoken by legendary Hawaiian composer and musician Keola Beamer, provide insight to the multi-cultural musical collaboration featured in Keola Beamer: M? lama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). Based upon Beamer's belief that musicians from different backgrounds can remain true to their own cultural heritage while learning and incorporating ideas from others, M?lama Ko Aloha features inspiring and unique musical performances by Beamer and a brilliant ensemble of musicians including Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai and American jazz pianist virtuoso Geoffrey Keezer.

Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

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.

Hula: The Language of the Heart (Episode #204H)

KQED World: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 8:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Hula: The Language of the Heart (Episode #204H)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (Episode #203H)

KQED World: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
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