KCET's Original Series 'Live @ the Ford' Airs Third Premiere of Second Season on Thursday, July 18 | KCET
KCET's Original Series 'Live @ the Ford' Airs Third Premiere of Second Season on Thursday, July 18
Calif. - July 16, 2013 - Say "aloha" to the second season of KCET's original
arts and culture series, Live @ the Ford, with an electrifying new episode, "Alohafest! Kanikapila!," airing Thursday, July 18 at 9 p.m. This
program highlights the vibrant Pacific Island culture and showcases a variety
of Pacific Islander performers from Southern California.
"Kanikapila," a Hawaiian term meaning "jam session,"
is a free-flowing, unstructured sudden outburst of dancing and singing just for
the fun of it. Originally presented at the Ford Theatres in 2012, this
Kanikapila features Southern California talent from two Pacific Island
cultures. The indigenous Maori warrior traditions of New Zealand come to life
with poi balls, sticks and the ever-popular haka or war chant. Professional
Polynesian dance troupe "Halau Hula a Kawika Laua 'o Leinani" takes over the
stage with a captivating presentation of ancient and modern forms of hula. Finally,
The Kalama Brothers - the newest rising stars from Hawaii whose acoustic sound
is a blend of rhythm and blues, rock and Hawaiian -round out the episode.
repeats Monday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 24 at 12 a.m.
Live @ the Ford is produced in collaboration with
the Los Angeles County Arts
Commission, in association with CDK Productions. This partnership
supports KCET's current initiative to develop local programming that
contributes to the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central
California. The series is taped exclusively for KCET at the historic Ford Theatres in
On-air, online and in the
community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment
of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning
local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around
the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody
Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly
television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern
California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major
awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its
national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and
children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website,
kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional
information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming
schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of
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The Los Angeles County
Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and
accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Arts Commission provides
leadership in cultural services for the County, encompassing 88 municipalities,
including funding and job opportunities, professional development, and general
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