The Conversation: Thursday, August 13th 2015
From the Farm; Brazilian Music; Palolo Valley Violence; Ghost of Sinclair Plantation
Neal Conan is a regular contributor to HPR with the Pacific News Minute. It's part of his ongoing radio career now originating from his Hawaii Island property where he raises organic macadamia nuts. We talk about how he combines both lives in our weekly conversation from the farm.
- Intro Music: Nocturne by Wild Nothing
- Outro Music: A Calf Born In Winter by Khruangbin
The music of Brazil came to American audiences at the just the right time a few decades back, offering novel harmonies, melodies and rhythms just when they were needed most. Composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa spoke a musical language that was just different enough -- even as it gave us melodies that were immediately accessible to added American ears. It’s the music Sandy Tsukiyama feel in love with a long time ago - and her years off immersion in Brazilian music have given her approach to it an authenticity that is all too rare. She’s returning to the world of performing with a regular stint at a Honolulu jazz club, and she’s with us this morning in our studio.
- Intro Music: Se Seguro Malandra by Jorge Ben Jor
- Outro Music: Aguas De Marco by Elis Regina
Palolo valley is no stranger to violence and crime. It's had its reputation as a rough neighborhood for decades. In recent months, violent assaults and a shooting have again focused attention on Palolo- and a plan for a peace march next month. Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi represents District 5 which includes Palolo Valley and she's with us this morning.
- Intro Music: Human – Tin Tin (Out Mix) by Pretenders
- Outro Music: Strange Constellations by Bombay Dub Orchestra
Nadya Wynd is the author and director of Ghost of the Sinclair Plantation, a Dinner theater Production at the Marriot Courtyard in Kapaa Kauai… There’s only one performance and it’s Friday, August 28th at 06:30 PM.
- Intro Music: Theme from “ Insidious”
- Outro Music: Insidious by Josh Whelchel