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Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa
ShareThisA new head for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been announced just as about 100 arts organizations across the state are dealing with a harsh fiscal reality: their grants have been cut by about 55%.
ShareThis In Hawai’i, most Filipinos are from Northern Luzon where Ilocano is spoken; Tagalog, however, is the basis for the national language called Filipino. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues an exploration of this growing segment of local society through a look at its literature. The students of the UH Filipino and Philippine Literature Program invite you to Songfest 2011 in celebration of Dr.
ShareThisIt was December 1906 when the first 15 Filipinos arrived to work on the Olaa sugar plantation on the Big Island. They were called sakadas, or contract laborers, recruited to join the Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Germans, Puerto Ricans, and Koreans, who had arrived earlier---in that order.
ShareThis This is a season of thanksgiving in many cultures, including in Hawaii where the Makahiki season is just beginning. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited a Honolulu charter school to get the meaning of Makahiki---a celebration of harvest and community. To find out more about Halau Ku Mana Charter School check http://www.halaukumana.org/index.jsp .
ShareThisThe “Malama Palama: Festival of 100 Voices” is a day of family fun to celebrate the centennial of Palama Settlement. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found this friendly Kalihi institution continues to be a nexus for services and relationships.