Arlington, VA – March 24, 2021 – This April, audiences will experience an abundance of exciting adventures in the programs being added to PBS LIVING. In the new season of “Weekends with Yankee,” hosts Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso travel from the city to the countryside to discover hidden gems throughout New England, including an inn-to-inn cookie tour. Then in “Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz,” GRAMMY® nominee Sheila E. explores the dynamic origins of this rich musical genre. And in “Kea’s Ark,” subscribers will be introduced to the self-taught artist and engineer Kea Tawana who built a three-story ark in the 1980s.
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Weekends with Yankee, Season 6
Release Date: April 2, 2022
Genre: Documentary, Food & Travel
In season 6 of “Weekends With Yankee,” world-class explorer Richard Wiese and series co-host Yankee Magazine senior food editor Amy Traverso take a tour of the spectacular fall foliage in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, see how Vermont wool is turned into gorgeous yarn, find out how new life is being given to old sails in Portland, Maine, get a taste of old Paris infused with West African flavors in Boston, Massachusetts, check out unexpected adventures like the US Toboggan National Championships, discover the history of New England ingredients like marshmallow fluff and much more!
Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz
Streaming Date: April 4, 2022
Genre: Documentary, Culture, Music
Examine the variety of Latin American music with the Raíces Jazz Orchestra, featuring two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil. Hosted by GRAMMY-nominee Sheila E., Roots of Latin Jazz reveals the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, the film features GRAMMY-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the U.S., Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.
Streaming Date: April 1, 2022
Genre: Documentary, History, Culture
In the 1980s, self-taught artist and engineer Kea Tawana designed and constructed a massive three-story high ark by herself in Newark, New Jersey, in an area fast becoming an urban wasteland. For years she had collected salvaged materials from abandoned buildings devastated by poverty and the 1967 riots. “Kea’s Ark” features archival clips of the ark’s construction and its removal, after court challenges and protests to keep it failed, and interviews with artists, historians and friends who speak to the legacy of her vision. Although it no longer exists, Kea’s Ark remains a powerful symbol of hope in Newark and beyond.
Other titles coming to PBS LIVING in April:
Antiques Road Trip, Seasons 8, 9 & 10
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Season 3
Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 3
Tanzania: The Royal Tour
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