Hawaii: The Hula Lesson
Historical Background on the History of Hula
The Nation of Hawaii: Supplemental Program
From these interviews we created “Nation of Hawai’i”, an eight minute radio piece on the topic of Hawaii’an culture and the sovereignty movement,” to the multi-part public radio collaboration, Whose Democracy Is It? (found on http://www.npr.org). Aired November 3-9, 2003, our piece in this week of public radio programming was the only one devoted to women’s approaches to democracy, and one of only two profiling native peoples.
Nation of Hawai’i was produced by Susan Davis; written and narrated by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens, Audio Engineer was Robin Wise; Field Sound Producer was E.D. Lavis, assisted by Maureen Datta.
The halau’s background on sovereignty and their stated position regarding sovereignty.
More background on the sovereignty movement
"We ran this special a few years ago - it's great - I think we'll run it again. Outer Voices has an established record of producing high-quality, engaging and sound rich documentaries. This one is no different. This special provides excellent public service and rich production values. The great thing is it gives listeners to really learn about the Hula - far more than you would ever learn attending one. Even when you visit Hawaii, you have to really make an effort to lean about the culture and history. Also, it's great to learn about the Hula. It's easy for us to confuse that at a Luau, dances from around Polynesia are all performed. As with the other great docs from Stephanie and her team, this special is sound rich and lets the tape tell the story, with minimum narration.I encourage you to schedule this for your showcase slot or for a holiday special.
Arvid Hokanson, April 30, 2008
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