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PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Ever the Land

 

This film explores the sublime bond between people and their land. For the past 150 years, the relationship between the Tūhoe Maori tribe and the New Zealand government has been defined by longstanding grievances over severe colonization experiences. The film captures a period of change in 2014, when the Tūhoe’s ancestral homelands were returned, the New Zealand government issued an official apology, and the Tūhoe built the first-ever “Living Building” in New Zealand as a testament to their values and vision of self-governance.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
The Hawaiian Room

 

The Hawaiian Room, located in the famed Lexington Hotel, was an oasis of Hawaiian culture and entertainment in the heart of New York City. Between 1937 and 1966, hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians from Hawai‘i were recruited to perform at the entertainment venue. In this documentary, filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk shares interviews with over 20 former performers who speak candidly and fondly of their experience at the historic nightclub, and the culture shock of going from Hawai‘i to New York City.

 

NATURE
Hotel Armadillo

 

You won’t find this hotel on the beaches of Rio. Deep in the heart of the Brazilian wetlands, the mysterious and secretive Giant armadillo digs a new burrow every other night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the tropical Pantanal for 80 species of diverse and ever-changing animal clientele. Anteaters and coatis, are among the grassland guests who “check in.”

 

MUSIC VOYAGER
The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across the Islands

 

MUSIC VOYAGER travels to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters, it’s a trip to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style.

 

MUSIC VOYAGER
The Bahamas: from the Islands to the World

 

Music Voyager explores the impact of music from The Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives a tour of downtown Nassau while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence. Discover the important role The Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul and disco. Then meet The Baha Men, whose song “Who Let the Dogs Out” was a worldwide smash.

 

SIMPLY MING
Hawai‘i – Ed Kenney

SIMPLY MING: Hawai‘i - Ed Kenney

 

Coconuts, opah and plantains are featured in this episode’s dishes. Ming catches up with restaurateur Ed Kenney at MA‘O Organic Farms in Wai‘anae, O‘ahu, to harvest ingredients and coconuts for dishes and drinks.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique

 

Trekker Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful Caribbean islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top tourism spots in the world.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 10 of 10

 

It’s 1935, three years after season one ended, in Simla, an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

 

Part 10 of 10
Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England. A fateful roadblock awaits. Cynthia makes a surprise investment. Sooni has a rite of passage.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 9 of 10

 

It’s 1935, three years after season one ended, in Simla, an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

 

Part 9 of 10
With treason charges pending, Aafrin faces a dire fate. Alice’s prospects are no less grim. Ralph’s destiny is also in the balance-not helped by Ian’s disclosure of Ralph’s role in the Sood case.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 8 of 10

 

It’s 1935, three years after season one ended, in Simla, an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

 

Part 8 of 10
Alice and Aafrin hatch an ambitious plan with Cynthia’s help. Sooni chooses a husband. Ralph is double-crossed. Ian gets a clue in a cold case.

 

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