Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Winter Concert 1

Ke Kula Mele haumana presented their annual Winter concert at the Windward Mall on December 21. 2013. The one-hour concert featured the haumana singing and playing Na Mele o Hawaii, the songs of the Island of Hawai‘i. Some holiday favorites were also included. Highlights of the program included a four-part arrangement of Nani Waimea and an ensemble of the school's steel guitar students all playing Kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi at the same time.

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  • Addison Ching.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Mālie and Addison.
  • Mālie and Addison with Bob Beard, Luana Macariola, and Gale Warshawsky in the background.
  • Setting up for the performance.
  • Keen Ching.
  • Andrea Tolentino helps style Mālieʻsʻ hair.
  • Jake Fernandez and Michiko Akaka.
  • Sid Pang directs Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa and Keen Ching.
  • Bass players Zach Pang, Kuapapa, and Phil Sammer.
  • Steel guitarists Sid Pang, Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa, and Keen Ching setting up.
  • Steel guitarists Keen Ching and Alexis Tolentino. Ronald Tolentino, Addison Ching, Earl Ng, Kumu Alan Akaka, and Sharon Sawdey are in the background.
  • Henry Wassman III. Christina is getting her hair styled by Andrea Tolentino.
  • Addison and Mālie.
  • Brandy and Makaʻala Perry.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Concert guests Shirley and Larry.
  • Sen. Daniel K. Akaka and Addison Ching.
  • Malie Lyman with Sid Pang's steel guitar.
  • Earl Ng, Sharon Sawdey, Gale Warshawsky, Alan Akaka, and Alexis Tolentino.
  • Fred Santos snapping a photo.
  • Andrea Tolentino styles Riko's hair.
  • Quincy Maka'awa'awa mentally preparing for the concert.
  • Some of the concert audience.
  • Bass players Zach Pang, Kuapapa, and Ronald Tolentino.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Almost ready to start! Positions, everyone!
  • The haumana enter the stage.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka gives last-minute instructions.
  • The concert is almost underway.

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Photography by Sharon Ching ©2013 by Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i.

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