Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Winter Concert 2

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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  • The concert has begun.
  • Some of the concert guests.
  • Pono announces the next song while Quincy prepares to play.
  • Kuapapa continues the announcement as Sid awaits his turn to perform and Luke looks on.
  • Now it's Luke's turn at announcing. Christina, Michiko, Dennis and Luana look on.
  • The concert started off with a steel guitar quartetg doing Nani Waimea. Shown here, Quincy, Keen, and Alexis.
  • Sid Pang was the fourth member of the steel guitar quartet playing Nani Waimea.
  • Steel guitarist Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • Steel Guitarist Keen Ching.
  • Steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino.
  • Makaʻala Perry sang Song of Christmas.
  • The ʻukulele front line: Griffin, Pono, and Makoa.
  • Kekai and Nālani.
  • Nāllani announcing the next song.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Alexis Tolentino with Kumu Alan Akaka and Griffin and Pono on ʻukulele.
  • The ʻukulele players.
  • Sid Pang.
  • Sid Pang.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka with Dennis Isa.
  • Front row ʻukulele players Griffin, Pono, and Makoa.
  • Kuapapa, Christina, Michiko, Kumu Alan Akaka, Dennis, and Sid.
  • Gale Warshawsky.
  • Alexis, Kumu Alan Akaka, and Gale.
  • Kianna and Griffin.
  • Quincy and Kumu Alan with the haumana.
  • The performers.
  • Steel guitarist Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa.

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