AAPI History Spotlight: Continuing Traditions For Future Generations

Published on May 28, 2020 by Beatrice Alvarez

When we discuss culture, we often talk about traditions that have been passed down through generations. This week, we learn about six Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and the traditions they carry on. We wrap AAPI Heritage Month this year filled with hope for the next generation.

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends
Pacific Heartbeat invites us to a special concert featuring traditional Hawaiian music. Get to know slack key guitar player Cyril Pahinui, whose father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, is considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key music.
Eating Up Easter
The place many know as Easter Island is home to the Rapa Nui people and it has become a beacon of tourism. Visitors flock to its shores to learn about its iconic sculptures, but the booming tourism industry threatens the native way of life. This film from Independent Lens explores the challenge of carrying on cultural traditions in these changing times.
Celebrating India
Join Nashville Public Television's Bare Feet in NYC as the Indian American community in New York City celebrates Diwali. Learn about the storytelling aspects Indian dance and what Diwali mean to the many Americans of Indian descent.
Kuya Geo
Seattle, Washington' KCTS9 offers a window to the city's Filipino community with this series. Learn about the long history of Filipinos in the Pacific Northwest and get to know how their cultural traditions have become intertwined with the region.
Good Gumbo
New Orleans, Louisiana has two official sandwiches: the Po'Boy and the Banh Mi. Good Gumbo from Digital Studios takes us to a New Orleans kitchen where Vietnamese flavors tell a story. You will get hungry after watching this.