Ke Kula Mele Hawaii

Spring Concert 2

Ke Kula Mele haumana presented their annual Mother's Day concert, "Na Mele O Waikiki" at the Windward Mall on May 11. 2013. The concert was well-attended by parents, guests, and celebrities. Highlights of the concert included 9-year old Malie Lyman playing the steel guitar and singing "Henehene Kou Aka" and a ensemble of 18 steel guitars playing "Paoakalani."

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  • Steel guitarist Raven Young.
  • Christina, Kumu Alan Akaka, and Raven.
  • Raven Young.
  • Raven.
  • Upright bass players Ronald Tolentino and Phil Sammer.
  • The ʻUkulele front row.
  • Raven also sang.
  • Michiko Akaka, Kawaiʻiki Punua, and Addison Ching.
  • Stage view from the audience.
  • Another stage view from the audience.
  • The empty chairs in front of the stage are set up for the steel guitarists who will all play together at the same time.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka and Gale Warshawsky.
  • ʻUkulele player Kianna.
  • Steel guitarist Sid Pang.
  • Sid also sang.
  • Steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Alexis.
  • Alexis.
  • T.J., Alyssa, and Christina.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Raven Young with Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Some of the steel guitar ensemble from left: Luana Macariola, Robert Antonio, Dennis Isa, Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa, and Gale Warshawsky.
  • More of the steel guitar ensemble from left: Kawaiʻiki Punua, Lilikalani Punua, Keen Ching, Earl Ng, Henry Wassman III, Sharon Sawdey, Piʻikea, Kaʻonohi, Luana Macariola, Raven Young, Robert Antonio, Sid Pang, and Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa.
  • More ensemble from left: Alexis Tolentino, Henry Wassman III, Sharon Sawdey, Bob Beard.

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