Ke Kula Mele Hawaii

Winter Concert 3

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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  • Steel guitarist Mālie Lyman with Sid and Zack Pang and Gale Warshawsky.
  • Mālie Lyman on the steel guitar, Sid on ʻukulele, Zach on upright bass, and Gale on ʻukulele.
  • Mālie with Sid, Zack, Gale, Kuapapa, and Christina.
  • Some of the concert audience, including Natalie Ai Kamauʻu.
  • Riko announcing one of the next songs.
  • ʻʻJTʻʻ announcing one of the next songs.
  • Kianna, Willie, Griffin, Pono, and Makoa.
  • Gale Warshawsky, Ronald Tolentino, Michiko Akaka, Addison Ching, Dennis Isa, Christina, Bob Beard, Sharon Sawdey, Luke, and Kianna.
  • Steel guitarist Henry Wassman III.
  • Steel guitarist Keen Ching
  • Ka Kula Mele haumana with Kumu Alan Akaka and steel guitarist Keen Ching.
  • Steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino.
  • The Ke Kula Mele Hawaiʻi Banner
  • Mālie makes an announcement.
  • Now itʻs Keenʻs turn to make an announcement.
  • Steel guitarists Sid Pang, Gale Warshawsky, and Earl Ng. Alexis Tolentino is on the stage.
  • Steel guitarists Sharon Sawdey, Dennis Isa, Bob Beard, Mālie Lyman, Luana Macariola, and Piʻikea.
  • Steel guitarists Mālie, Luana Macariola, Piʻikea, Robert Antonio, Kaʻonohi, Henry Wassman III, Keen Ching, and Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa.
  • Dennis Isa, Bob Beard, Mālie, Luana Macariola, and Piʻikea.
  • Piʻikea, Robert, Kaʻonohi, Henry, Keen, and Quincy.
  • Sid Pang.
  • Sid, Gale, and Earl, and Alexis.
  • Front row ʻukulele players Riko, Isaiah, Keona, and Griffin.
  • From left: Alexis, ''JT'', Kumu Alan Akaka, Riko, Isaiah, Keona, Griffin, and Pono.
  • Steel guitarist Sharon Sawdey.
  • Riko, Isaiah, Keona, and Griffin.
  • Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa at the mic.
  • Sid and Quincy.
  • Sid Pang.
  • Steel guitarist Earl Ng with Kumu ALan Akaka.

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Photography by Sharon Ching ©2013 by Ke Kula Mele Hawaii.

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