Black History Month Programming on KUAC TV in February 2017

KUAC and PBS Honor Extraordinary Achievements and Explore Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month

 

Korla

Korla, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. on KUAC TV

Korla is the amazing story of John Roland Redd, an African American from Columbia, Missouri, who migrated to Hollywood in 1939 and reinvented himself as a musician from India. The newly-named Korla Pandit found fame as an actor, spiritual guide and recording artist, and was later celebrated by a new generation of fans who crowned him the Godfather of Exotica music. Tune in Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. on KUAC TV on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.


 

Kendrick Lamar on Austin City Limits

Kendrick Lamar on Austin City Limits, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits. Tune in Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.


 

David Holt’s State of Music: Josh Goforth and the Branchettes

David Holt’s State of Music: Josh Goforth and the Branchettes, Feb. 26 at 11:30 p.m. on KUAC TV

Among David Holt’s guests will be African-American gospel torch bearers Lena Mae Perry and Wilbur Tharpe, The Branchettes. The celebrated traditional gospel ensemble hails from the Long Branch Disciples Church (hence the “branch” in “Branchettes”) in Newton Grove, North Carolina. Tune in Feb. 26 at 11:30 p.m. on KUAC TV on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.


 

Africa’s Great Civilizations

Africa’s Great Civilizations: 3-Night Series, Feb. 27, Mar. 1 & 2 at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

In his six-hour series, Africa’s Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world. Tune in Feb. 27, Mar. 1 & 2 at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.


 

Finding Your Roots Family Reunions

Finding Your Roots Family Reunions, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he uncovers family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology, which reveals information that shakes their very foundations. Tune in Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.