Art, Music & Dance

PIKO – A Gathering of Indigenous Artists

Inspired by the cool uplands and abundant reefs of the Kohala district, the volcano deity Pele, the sacred summit of Mauna Kea and their own cultural traditions, artists from throughout the Pacific and Pacific Rim come together on Hawai‘i island to create collaborative works of fine art.

Contemporary Hawaiian Artists

Artists present their works of stone, wood, marble, acrylic and mixed media, while expressing through poetry and interviews their thoughts on being Hawaiian artists in today’s world.

Ka Nani A‘o Ka‘ū – The Beauty of Ka‘ū

instructional hula video
 
A performance of the hula Ka Nani A‘o Ka‘ū
(The Beauty of Ka‘ū) by Debbie Ryder on location at Ka Lae, southernmost point on the island of Hawai‘i, plus an interview with beloved kumu hula (hula master) George Na‘ope about the composing of the song Ka Nani A‘o Ka‘u during a visit to Ka‘ū.

Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts – The Aboriginal People of Australia

One of a series of programs documenting the 1988 Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Queensland, Australia, this video features the performances, poetry, art and crafts of the first people of Australia.

Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts – The Polynesians

One of a series of programs documenting the 1988 Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Queensland, Australia, this video features the performances, art and crafts of the delegations from Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Cook Islands, Rapa Nui, and other Pacific island nations. Does not include the Hawai'i or Tahiti delegations, which are documented in other programs in the series.

Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts – The Melanesians

One of a series of programs documenting the 1988 Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Queensland, Australia, this video features the performances, art and crafts of the Fiji, Vanuatu, Kanaky (New Caledonia), and Papua New Guinea delegations.

Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts – Tahiti at the Festival

One of a series of programs documenting the 1988 Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Queensland, Australia, this video features the performances, art and crafts of the delegation from Tahiti.

Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts – Nā Mamo o Hawai‘i

One of a series of programs documenting the 1988 Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Queensland, Australia, this video features the performances, art and crafts of the Hawai‘i delegation, led by students from the Kamehameha Schools.

Pacific Sound Waves

A compilation of music from Hawai‘i and the Pacific that celebrates our love for the land and gives voice to our cries for justice and sovereignty.

Aloha ‘Āina Concert – Part 1

Music, poetry and speeches, recorded at the 1988 Aloha ‘Āina concert at Andrews Amphitheater, Honolulu.

Aloha ‘Āina Concert – Part 2

Music, poetry and speeches, recorded at the 1988 Aloha ‘Āina concert at Andrews Amphitheater, Honolulu.

Kalapana – May 4, 1990

Close-up night-time views of glowing lava flows which covered Kalapana village on the island of Hawai‘i in 1990 are set to music in this hauntingly beautiful meditation on Pele, the Goddess of fire and  volcanoes.