Pacific Heartbeat on Alabama Public Television
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Pacific Heartbeat


Pacific Heartbeat

Running the gamut from enlightening documentaries to musical showcases, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT journeys into the heart, mind and soul of Pacific Island culture. 'Waimea 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar' captures rollicking concert performances, intimate backstage interviews and spirited jam sessions by the world's finest ukulele and guitar artists. 'Under a Jarvis Moon' documents the clandestine U.S. mission which sent young Hawaiian men to occupy tiny, isolated Pacific islands during the early years of World War II. 'Papa Mau: The Wayfinder' recounts the fundamental role master wayfinder Mau Piailug ('Papa Mau') played in reawakening Polynesian pride by teaching young Hawaiians the dying art of traditional open-sea canoe navigation. Keola Beamer, one of Hawaii's premier singer-songwriters, arrangers and composers, and master of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, embarks on a genre-transcending musical journey with Native American flute master R. Carlos Nakai and American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer in 'Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)'. The last film in the series, 'There Once Was an Island - Te Henua e Nnoho,' explores the environmental crisis facing the Takuu atoll in Papua New Guinea.

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