Hula: The Language of the Heart (#204)
The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, a four-day competition and exhibition often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," showcases the elegance, power and storytelling richness of this ancient art form. The program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, presents an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present and future of the Hawaiian people. [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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Set in a small seaside village in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea, SPLINTERS follows a group of men and women as they compete for a spot on the National Surfing team. With no access to... [56 minutes]
Na Mele: Jerry Santos (#402)
Legendary musician Jerry Santos shares music and thoughts about his home in Hawai'i. Fellow musicians Kamuela Kimokeo and Hoku Zuttermeister accompany Jerry as they perform at his home and in... [56 minutes]
Road to the Globe (#403)
In 2010, the home of Shakespeare - The Globe Theatre in London, England - issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36... [56 minutes]
Na Loea: The Masters (#404)
NA LOEA: THE MASTERS 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... [56 minutes]