Schedule banner

Filipino American Lives

FILIPINO AMERICAN LIVES is a limited series that showcases the richness of the Filipino American experience and the nuanced cultural and historical relationship between the US and the Philippines. From the unheralded history of Filipinos and the United Farm Workers Union, to the journey to rediscover the romantic musical traditions of haranas, to the ornately decorated jeepneys, "Filipino American Lives" is an important look at the varied diversity of America and its connection to the world.
Episode Description
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM    "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade" Upon his father's death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay, he rediscovers the music of harana - a long forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman. Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners - a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. During their travels, the haranistas meet Brian, a shy young man who for years has been secretly in love with a schoolmate. The haranistas, who have not serenaded in the last thirty years, offered their services to serenade Brian's object of affection, resulting in one of the most tender moments of genuine harana. G
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned

More Filipino American Lives on WORLD (MT)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00 AM "Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM "Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:00 AM "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM "Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:00 AM "Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00 AM "Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers" (WORLD)
Show is TVG Show Is Closed Captioned
Idaho PTV Homepage Idaho PTV Homepage