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."
All Upcoming Episodes
Road to the Globe (#403)
In 2010, The Globe Theatre in London, England, issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor... [56 minutes]
- Sat, April 25, 4:00 AM on IPTV World
Na Loea: The Masters (#304)
This episode includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional kakau (tattooing), and The Great Heart of Waiokane features Ed Wendt, a... [56 minutes]
Under a Jarvis Moon (#102)
In the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, 130 young men from Hawaii were sent to occupy desert islands in the Pacific. What ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately,... [56 minutes]
The Illness & The Odyssey (#302)
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... [56 minutes]
Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (#103)
These episodes of Pacific Heartbeat aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.