Meet the Master of Hawaiian Cowboy Music

(guitar strumming) – Playing Hawaiian music, playing slack-key, and the Paniolo way of life goes together, because after a hard day’s work on the ranch, you want to sit down and relax and listen to this beautiful music. My name is Leabert Lindsey. And I’m a fifth generation of the Paniolo Hawaiian cowboy, and I […]

The World’s Most Controversial K-Pop Group

The first time you watch k-pop you’re immediately hooked on it, addicted to it. Singing, dance, acting, fashion immediately thought have to do this, I have to be a part of this k-pop. If you guys wouldn’t mind introducing yourself Let’s do our… [inaudible] Hello! The criticism that the expedition got was about ownership of […]

Hawaii’s Rain Dancers Summon Storms

(drumming) – For centuries, my ancestors have been the callers of powerful elements. (singing in foreign language) The rain, the fog, the wind, and the storms of our land. They did this through hula, and through a very strong belief system that when we call they’ll come. (peaceful music) (rain falling) Waimea is like no […]

Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

(bright music) – [Narrator] Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance. Pretty cool, huh? One would think that a performance this difficult and precise, would require all five senses. Well think again, because all these dancers can’t hear the music, making this performance even cooler. (traditional Chinese music) Founded in 1987, the China […]

From NFL to Opera Singer

(dramatic music) – [Ta’u] I am where opera and football collide. (singing in foreign language) – [Minnie] Ta’u had a long journey to the United States from Tonga. But his journey to center stage in the opera house took much longer. (singing in foreign language) (crowd cheering) – [Ta’u] My name is Ta’u Pupu’a. I […]

This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots

(mellow music) – [Narrator] On the Italian island of Sardinia, there’s a delicacy that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is known as the world’s most dangerous cheese. Yeah, you heard right. (mellow music) Meet Simone Ibba, a third generation sheep farmer. – [Narrator] Casu marzu literally means rotten cheese, and it’s not […]

The Amazing Folk Musician Playing Violin Like a Cello

(cheery folk music) – [Gaelynn] My music and my disability to me are not the same. I don’t think about my disability while I’m playing. I feel like myself. (high trilling crescendo) It’s my form of meditation, I think. You know, there’s a lot of work that we could do to make the arts more […]

Inside a Gang Initiation with the Silent Murder Crips

It’s tradition. It’s something that niggas got to keep it going, it’s about the respect of it, the love of it. You feel what I’m saying? You understanding what it is? I understand the initiation is super important. It’s love. You know? It’s the key, you know what I’m saying? It’s like right of passage. […]

Opera Singer By Day, Janitor By Night

(operatic singing) – There’s something about standing on stage and thinking about the people that have doubted me in the past. Standing on stage and thinking about the people who I would say, “Hello.”, to and they would just look at me and keep on walking. It’s in that moment when I’m on stage when […]

Georgian Dancers Push Their Physical Limits for Tradition

(bouncy, energetic Georgian folk music) (bouncy piano music) – [Narrator] Georgian National Dance is a folk dance comprised of strong, athletic movements from the male dancers and floating, effortless movements from the females. The unique choreography combines folk with classical ballet and modern dance, and the company’s best are part of Georgia’s original professional dance […]