Ke Kula Mele Hawaii

Spring Concert 2

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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  • The performing haumana.
  • Lynda Hylander with the haumana.
  • Steel guitarists Mikaela and Alexis duet ''Beautiful Kahana'' with the haumana.
  • View of the audience from stage rear.
  • Patrick Silva and Lance Hylander.
  • A view of the performance and audience from the mall's second level.
  • The performing haumana and some of the audience.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka giving some direction to the performers.
  • The performers.
  • Some of the 'ukulele and upright bass players.
  • Lynda and Lance Hylander.
  • Michiko Akaka.
  • Michiko Akaka.
  • Tom Mackey (center) with wife Barabara, Michiko Akaka and friends.
  • The keiki 'ukulele players.
  • The performing haumana relies on Kumu Alan for performance cues.
  • Jeremy Ah Chong sings and plays the steel guitar.
  • Ke Kula Mele group shot.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka with a student performer.
  • The concert is in full swing with Alan Dixon on the steel guitar.
  • The haumana acting out 'Menehune Beach Bum Bookie' as they sing and play.
  • This 'ukulele trio is having fun.
  • The haumana perform ''He'eia'' with Al Dixon on the steel guitar.
  • Belting out ''Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai''.
  • The concert is over! Time for group photos.
  • Everybody pose with their instrument and smile!
  • The Ke Kula Mele haumana with Kumu Alan Akaka.

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