Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Spring Concert 1

The annual Spring concert was presented by the haumana of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music at the Windward Mall on May 8, 2011. The concert featured a collection of traditional Hawaiian songs and some "fun" songs such as "Menehune Beach Bum Boogie" and "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride." A steel guitar duet featuring youth steel guitarists Alexis and Mikaela was also performed.

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  • 'Ukulele keiki chat before the performance.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • 'Ukulele student Pono.
  • 'Ukulele student Liam.
  • Keiki getting ready for the show.
  • Andrea Tolentino assists Kianna with her hair.
  • Jake Fernandez gives Pono some last minute encouragement as other students gather.
  • Students assemble at the stage area.
  • A last-minute rehearsal in a vacant storefront.
  • Students listen to Kumu's last minute instructions.
  • More student preparation and encouragement.
  • Addison Ching and Al Dixon.
  • Kamakana Chu.
  • The haumana listen intently to Kumu.
  • An anxious keiki.
  • Michiko Akaka and Alexis.
  • Michiko Akaka and Leroy Ne.
  • Carolyn Sakiguchi, Lynda Hylander, and Michiko Akaka.
  • Carolyn Sakiguchi, Patrick Silva, and Lynda Hylander.
  • Lynda and Lance Hylander.
  • Ed Cashman and Uluwehi.
  • Raven, Cody, and Liam.
  • Keiki singers and strummers.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Concentrating on the performance.
  • Lance and Lynda Hylander.
  • The performing haumana and the attentive audience.
  • Lance Hylander, Lynda Hylander, Patrick Silva, and Carolyn Sakiguchi.

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