Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Spring Concert

The Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i annual Mother's Day (Spring) concert was presented on May 13, 2012. The concert featured various selections performed by the school's haumana. Highlight of the concert was a collection of 24 steel guitarists playing Nani Waimea together. This was planned as a Guiness World Record except that Guiness did not recognize the Hawaiian steel guitar as a unique instrument and included it in the generic Guitar category.

All photos are video captures from concert videography.

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  • The concert begins with Kianna announcing the next song.
  • ''Eddie would go!'' from Menehune Beach Bum Boogie with Kalyn Aolani and Addison Ching on steel guitars.
  • Raven sings ''Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" with Alexis on the steel guitar.
  • Alexis plays a steel guitar solo in ''Panini Pua Kea.''
  • Jeremy sings and plays the steel guitar in ''Song of Old Hawaiʻi'' with Addison Ching playing second steel guitar.
  • Christina plays ʻukulele solo in ''Hilo Hula'' with Keen Ching on the steel guitar.
  • Gale Warshawsky sings ''For A Peaceful World.''
  • The group sings ''Kokeʻe'' with Sid Pang on the steel guitar.
  • Kalyn Aolani and Raven sing ''Kauai Beauty'' with Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa and Addison Ching on steel guitars.
  • ''Hawaii 5-0'' performed by ʻukulele soloists Raven and T.J. and Keen on the steel guitar.
  • Part 1 of the Steel Guitar ensemble playing Nani Waimea. Front, from left: Clement Villanueva, Ron Sugiyama, Earl Ng, Fred Barnett, Matt Kobayashi (Japan), Yoshiyuki Endo (Japan), Nicholas Alamia, Keen Ching, Sid Pang. Rear: Ron Johnson, Sam Beuttner, Jamie Umanzor, Sharon Sawdey, Eddie Palama, Tadashi Arakawa (Japan)
  • Part 2 of the Steel Guitar Ensemble. From left: Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa, Ed Frady, Jeremy Ah Chong (hidden), Alexis Tolentino, Raven Young, Chaelle Pali.
  • Part 3. From left: Ed Frady, Alexis Tolentino, Addison Ching, Raven Young, Chelle Pali, Kalyn Aolani.
  • Greg Sardinha joins the ensemble. Kuapapa is seen behind Raven, carrying a portable microphone to each amplifier as that steel guitarist solos.

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Photography captures from videography by Ronald Tolentino ©2012 by Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i.

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