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Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (Episode #301)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 30, 2014 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 31, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

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

KQED World: Tue, May 27, 2014 -- 6:00 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 World: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 27, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED World: Mon, May 26, 2014 -- 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.

Under A Jarvis Moon (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Sat, May 24, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

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.

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

KQED Plus: Fri, May 23, 2014 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 24, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

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

KQED World: Thu, May 22, 2014 -- 8:00 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.

The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED 9: Thu, May 22, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

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

KQED World: Thu, May 22, 2014 -- 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.

The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED 9: Wed, May 21, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

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

KQED World: Tue, May 20, 2014 -- 6:00 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 World: Tue, May 20, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Mon, May 19, 2014 -- 9:00 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 Life: Tue, May 20, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Under A Jarvis Moon (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Mon, May 19, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Hula: The Merrie Monarch's Golden Celebration (Episode #303)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 16, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii's most significant cultural event and showcases the ancient art of hula for a global audience. This program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival participants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 17, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Under A Jarvis Moon (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Tue, May 13, 2014 -- 6:00 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: Thu, May 15, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 13, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED World: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

This historic production, produced by PBS Hawaii, 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 viewers with a historical background of the palace, and the musicians themselves explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 8:00 AM

There Once Was An Island - Te Henua E Nnoho (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 6, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

There Once was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho gives a human face to the issue of global climate change. It is the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. The island is disintegrating and when scientists arrive to investigate, residents realize that their attempts to preserve the atoll are making the situation worse. With limited means of communication or outside support, the people of Takuu must make the heart-wrenching decision of whether to risk their safety and remain on their beloved island or become environmental refugees and begin new lives in neighboring, but foreign, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. There Once Was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho is a sobering expose on climate change and how a community's sense of identity will be lost in the rising tides.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 7, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

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

KQED World: Tue, May 6, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

This historic production, produced by PBS Hawaii, 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 viewers with a historical background of the palace, and the musicians themselves explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Mon, May 5, 2014 -- 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 World: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 27, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 6, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Na Loea: The Masters (Episode #304)

KQED World: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
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