Month: November 2015

Downton Abbey fans meet Alastair Bruce in Waikiki

Over 100 lucky Downton Abbey fans and PBS Hawai‘i supporters gathered for afternoon tea at the Halekulani to meet and learn from Alastair Bruce, the historical advisor behind the hit Masterpiece series.

 

Seats were limited, and tickets to this event went almost immediately. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on programming and events: newsletter@pbshawaii.org.

 

Enjoy some photos of the event below!

 

NA MELE
Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

NA MELE Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

 

On this Na Mele, Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna perform on this classic studio appearance.

 

NA MELE
Sean Na‘auao & Friends

Sean Na‘auao & Friends perform on Na Mele

 

Air date: Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm

 

In this vintage performance, Sean Na’auao is joined by good friends Joe Uahinui on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals and Bobo Butries on percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of the late kumu hula Aloha Dalire, and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.

 

 

NA MELE
Nina Kealiʻiwahamana & Bill Kaiwa

Nina Keali‘iwahamana & Bill Kaiwa

 

The magic of Hawaii Calls is revived when Nina Keali’iwahamana joins Bill Kaiwa for some traditional Hawaiian classics in this special encore of a classic NA MELE. Nina and Bill are joined for this journey down memory lane by Martin Pahinui on bass, and Steven Hall and George Kuo on guitar.

 

NA MELE
Art of Solo Ukulele

NA MELE Art of Solo Ukulele

 

PBS Hawaii is proud to present an encore of a special vintage NA MELE from 2000, featuring ukulele maestros Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark, Blane Kanno and Jake Shimabukuro.

 

Starlight Ballroom

 

Return to the glorious days of legendary orchestras, bandleaders and singers that ruled America’s radio waves and dance halls, bringing joy and escape during the days the country went to war and through the era of victory that followed. Featuring Perry Como, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers, Count Basie and more.

 

NA MELE
Jerry Byrd & Friends

NA MELE Jerry Byrd & Friends

 

NA MELE presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel guitarist Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master musicians in their own right: Hiram Olsen Jr. on guitar and vocals; Dennis Keohokalole on ukulele and vocals; Gary Aiko on upright bass and vocals; and the late Ned Ka’apana on guitar and vocals.

 

NA MELE
Hawaii Jazz All-Stars

NA MELE Hawaii Jazz All-Stars

 

NA MELE swings with an encore of a classic special jazz salute to Hawaiian music, featuring Sam Ahia on guitar and vocals, Rich Crandall on piano, Sango Muyiwa on percussion, Noel Okimoto on vibes and Byron Yasui on upright bass.

 

NA MELE
George Winston (Plays Slack Key)

NA MELE  George Winston (Plays Slack Key)

 

Air date: Mon., Dec. 21, 7:30 pm

 

This vintage episode presents a rare solo slack key concert with George Winston, best known the world over for his evocative piano music, musical interpretations of the ever-changing seasons of his childhood Montana home. But ki ho’alu, slack key guitar music, has been his passion for many years. In this NA MELE classic, Winston performs his “Montana-ized” versions of such slack key classics as: “Sweet Lei Mamo” by Charles Hopkins; “None Hula” by Lena Machado; and Leonard Kwan’s “Nahe Nahe.”

 

Foyle’s War Revisited

 

Enjoy favorite moments from Foyle’s War in a behind-the-scenes special celebrating a series that has captivated loyal fans for over twelve years. Learn about the creation of the series, the decision to set it during World War II, the research that goes into each episode and the casting of Michael Kitchen as DCS Foyle.

 

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