Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (#201)
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. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Running the gamut from enlightening documentaries to musical showcases, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT draws viewers into the heart, mind and soul of Pacific Island culture. Episodes: "Na Mele: Jerry Santos", "Splinters", "Road to the Globe" and "Na Loea: The Masters."
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These episodes of Pacific Heartbeat aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.