CANEFIELD SONGS: Holehole Bushi

NOLA Code:
CSHB 00H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
1 / 30
Rights End:
4/28/2023
TV-G
CC
Stereo
Year Produced:
2015
Version:
Base
In this new film, anthropology professor Christine Yano explains, “If we want to know something of what some of these women's lives were like…we could do no better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women that Professor Yano refers to are Japanese immigrants who worked in Hawaii’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through their canefield songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and sorrows of trying to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry Urata, and his efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral histories.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Unlimited
Rights Dates:
4/29/2017 - 4/28/2023
School Rights:
1YR
V.O.D. Rights:
Yes
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Linear Live Streaming:
Yes
Rights Notes:
LLS amendment signed 5/10/19
original rights 4/29/17-4/29/20
5/10/19 rights extended until 4/28/23
Non-Commercial Cable Rights:
Yes