History

The 27th Annual City of Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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The 27th Annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration presented by City of Davis and City of Davis Human Relations Commission.   Partnering with Davis Media Access.    Presented virtual this year on youtube, DCTV Ch. 15 and KDRT 95.7fm.      Featuring footage from previous years as well as new video submissions.    Again, click here to view the show on the City of Davis Youtube Channel on Monday Jan 18 at 9am.

Studio Session - Blue Hills Ladino Music

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Blue Hills is a mostly-acoustic modern folk music group performing classic Ladino, Hebrew, Russian, and Greek folk songs. This 60min production showcases their Ladino repertoire (Jewish music by way of Spain), with classic favorites like A La Una, Morena, and Adio Kerida, and new Ladino songs written by dynamic singer Rivka Amado.

Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Ladyzhensky is highlighted in several tunes, playing violin, six- and 12-string guitars, drums, and mandolin.

Ms. Amado precedes most tunes with a brief explanation of the song history and meaning.

Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Songs and Opera

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“Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Song and Opera”: Produced by Dina Cancryn via a grant to benefit K-12 classrooms, “Portraits” combines live performances and costumed historical monologues to introduce children to the great American Divas, Elizabeth Taylor-Greenfield, Sissieretta Joyner Jones and Marian Anderson. “The Black Swan”, “The Black Patti” and the famous soprano, all tell their stories of struggle as black women trying to perform and hone their craft over a slave holding/segregated/sexist/patriarchal 150 year swath of American History.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Feb'21

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An international team of researchers and volunteers from ArCHIAM (University of Liverpool) and the NGO Terrachidia (Spain) conducted restoration work in the most remote oasis of the Draa Valley, at the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Involving the local community as well as professionals from around the world, the team restored and documented the oasis’s endangered cultural heritage. The film is all about the cultural significance of this place and highlights the synergy of heritage preservation and community empowerment.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jan'21

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(1) Dr. Chloe Duckworth, aka “ArchaeoDuck,” shows how crop marks can reveal archaeological sites, and how you can create your own experimental crop marks by planting garden cress. (2) An old man, Ljosha Bakhtiyarov, lives alone with his dog in a small hut in the deep forest of the Perm region in Russia. He is the last man remaining from the Visherskije Mansi, an indigenous Ugrian people distantly related to Hungarians, Finns and the Sami. The story begins when Bakhtiyarov starts to recollect memories about his people.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Dec'20

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(1) In this episode of the ArchaeoDuck series, Chloe Duckworth takes us to the Roman Villa Borg in Germany, where Roman glass is being reconstructed in replica workshops by master glassblowers from around the world.  (2) Close to the Austrian border in northern Italy, the show’s hostess, Francesca Mazzalei, and Dr. Franco Marzatico explore the prehistory and history of the Alpine region of Trentino.  This is the second of two episodes, featuring ancient copper mining in the Bronze Age and silver mining in the Medieval Period.

Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

A Foot In Both Worlds - A Visit With Michael A. Lilly

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Most people know Michael Lilly as a former Hawaii attorney general as well as the lead attorney for Judicial Watch and the Grassroot Institute in the recent Nai Aupuni US Supreme Court Case. Very few however realize that Mike is also a fifth generation Hawaii resident and a direct descendant of Hawaiian Kingdom Nationals. Even more astounding is that several of his ancestors were advisors and confidants to Kamehameha V, Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani.

A Fence Around Heaven - A Visit With Summer

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What if someone poured dirt all over your family’s grave? What if they even went so far as to contaminate your food source? And what if when you confronted them they didn’t even care? That’s exactly what made Summer become a self-appointed caretaker of Ka`ena Point. See for yourself what one amazing person is doing to protect one of O`ahu’s most beautiful and sacred sites.