Great Grandfathers Drum
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  PBS Hawaii Presents is broadcast on Thursday at 8:30 pm.
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"Great Grandfather's Drum"



Thursday, April 28 at 8:30 and 11:00 pm - "Great Grandfather's Drum" celebrates Japanese-American culture and history in Maui, told through an intimate and joyful portrait of the Maui Taiko drum ensemble today, descendants of plantation workers, and by elders who lived this history.

Experience Maui Taiko's dramatic performances on the giant drums, and travel with them on a heartfelt journey back to rural Japan to seek their ancestral roots. It's an inspiring story of struggle and success in the greatest American tradition -- of plantation life, patriotic heroism during World War II, and helping to create statehood for Hawai'i.

Produced by award winning documentary film makers Victoria and Cal Lewin.