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Documentary Tracks Hula's History

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Documentary Tracks Hula's History

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Documentary Tracks Hula's History

Documentary Tracks Hula's History

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For many Americans, the hula dance conjures images of grass skirts, coconuts and swinging hips. But a new documentary airing Tuesday on PBS looks beyond hula kitsch to explore its roots in ancient Hawaiian traditions. Hear Lisette Marie Flanary, co-producer of American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii.