Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Winter Concert 1

The annual Christmas concert presented by the haumana of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music. The concert featured contemporary, Christmas and traditional Hawaiian mele. The concert started with a lively version of Hawaii 5-O featuring solos by Keen on steel guitar and ukulele solos by Christine, Liam and Kamakana. This was followed by the popular Jingle Bell Rock. A musical journey of Windward Oahu followed, with selections Ka Nohona Pili Kai, Kaulana o Waimanalo, Hanohano Wailea, Kane'ohe, Ku'u Home o Kahalu'u, Sweet Lady of Waiahole and Beautiful Kahana. The concert concluded with a Christmas medley of popular seasonal songs.

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  • Raven Young.
  • 2012 steel guitarists Alexis Tolentino, Keen Ching, and Sid Char.
  • Alexis Tolentino, Keen Ching, and Sid Char with Alan Akaka and Addison Ching in the back.
  • Ke Kula Mele haumana get ready for the concert.
  • Everyone's reacting to Pono Fernandez.
  • It's almost showtime!
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Sharon Sawdey.
  • Addison Ching.
  • Lance Hylander.
  • Aunty Momi Bee Kahawaiola'a and her ohana.
  • Addison Ching and Alan Akaka.
  • Alan and Michiko Akaka.
  • Pre-concert jitters.
  • Keen Ching is anxiously awaiting his performance.
  • Singing their hearts out!
  • The concert is underway and everyone is concentrating.
  • Keen finally has his chance.
  • Many keiki were selected to introduce the songs. Pono Fernandez announces the next selection.
  • Raven also participated in the announcements.
  • More announcing.
  • The performing haumana.
  • Kianna's turn to announce.
  • Alexis Tolentino at the steel guitar.
  • The singing keiki.
  • Pono and Griffin concentrate on their performance.
  • The performing haumana.

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Photography by Sharon Ching ©2012 by Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i.

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