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.

The episode

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

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





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

resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities.


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