PBS Hawai‘i Presents

Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

Special | 26m 46s

In this new film, Professor of Anthropology 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 is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in Hawai‘i’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Aired: 02/09/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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