High Tech Hawai'i
Wednesday, April 26, 2000
8-9 p.m.

"High Tech Hawai'i" looks at the Internet in Hawaiian Language, Music and Culture
Guests: Keola Donaghy and Keola Beamer
Host: David Lassner

While some question whether the "anywhere, anytime" pace of the Internet is taking away from Hawaii's quality of life and cherished values, others are harnessing these same technologies to preserve and promulgate indigenous languages and culture. The last High Tech Hawaii show of the 1999-2000 season will highlight the use of the Internet in Hawaiian language, music and culture.

Keola Donaghy of UH-Hilo will be sharing the work of Hale Kuamo'o, the UH-Hilo Hawaiian Language Center, in using Internet technologies to teach Hawaiian and enhance the rebirth of the language as a live aspect of Hawaiian culture in the 21st century. Hale Kuamo'o activities include a Hawaiian language bulletin board, access to current and archival publications in Hawaiian, Hawaiian language radio announcements, and new web technologies to ease use of correct Hawaiian on the web.

Singer, composer and slack key guitarist Keola Beamer is one of Hawaii's foremost Hawaiian musicians. While well-known for his leadership in both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music, less well-known is his innovative use of the Internet to share his music and enhance his activities. Keola's web site includes clips from music videos, access to on-line slack key guitar lessons, a wealth of information for fans, and of course, an online store for his CDs, tablature, and instructional materials.

During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 or 1-800-342-7949 (neighbor islands), or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

View this program: Realplayer format

Related web sites for this program:

  • High Tech Hawaii Presentation http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/keola/hth2000.html

  • www.kbeamer.com http://www.kbeamer.com/
  • Slack Key Guitar with Keola Beamer http://www.kbeamer.com/sk_lessons/
  • Slack Key Guitar with Keola Beamer (Japan) http://www.kbeamer.com/japan.html

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