Adamu Waziri

Cartoons once dismissed as filler or just for laughs, are big business now.  Animations can shape our view of the world and now, hand in hand with virtual reality and digital gaming, animations are being used to preserve and perpetuate traditional culture.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Music of the Spheres

May 3, 2017
peter swanzy
peter swanzy

Maui based Ebb and Flow Arts has challenged and delighted audiences across the state since 1999.  Their performances are known for high level musicianship and novel experiences; they’ve done nearly ninety world premieres.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports there is a free concert coming up in the Hōkūlani Imaginarium in Kāne‘ohe.

Kealoha Wong
Kealoha Wong

Hawai‘i Slam, a monthly spoken word poetry competition, has been happening since 2003.  It’s considered the largest poetry slam in the world, attracting 500 plus people at its peak  This year, Hawai‘i's team placed second in the National Poetry Slam competition.  You'll find enthusiastic crowds regularly at the First Thursday slams at Hawaiian Brian’s, and Noe Tanigawa reports you may be surprised by what you hear.

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  Hawai‘i’s cable television companies are required by law to provide funds and channels for community access.  Na Leo o Hawai‘i on Hawai‘i Island, Akaku in Maui county, and Hō‘ike on Kaua‘i are much loved local channels.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offer sthis visit with ‘Ōlelo, O‘ahu’s four community television channels.

Non profits and other community organizations,  ‘Ōlelo may be able to shoot and air your event for free. Call and ask about their Executive Production Service.