Spring Concert 1
Ke Kula Mele haumana presented their annual Spring concert at the Windward Mall on May 10, 2014. The one-hour concert featured the haumana singing and playing a musical tribute to Kaua‘i, "Na Mele O Kaua‘i Manokalanipo"—The Songs of Kaua‘i. A highlight of the program was an ensemble of the school's steel guitar students all playing at the same time.
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- The stage is set for the concert.
- Addison Ching
- Sid Pang gets last minute encouragement from his mom.
- The keiki are asssembling on the stage.
- Adult haumana include Leroy Ne on bass and Addison Ching on guitar. Keen Ching awaits his performance on the steel guitar.
- Kumu Alan Akaka gives last minote instructions to the performers.
- The concert is about to begin.
- Pono Fernandez gives his introduction.
- Kuapapa follows, with Kumu Alan Akaka looking on.
- Sid Pang's introduction is next.
- The concert is in full swing.
- Kumu Alan Akaka accompanied his students on the guitar.
- The performing students.
- Soloist Makaʻala Perry is up next.
- Addison Ching on guitar.
- A trio of guitars: Dennis Isa, Alan Akaka, and Lance Hylander.
- The back row bass players included Phil Sammer, Lance Hylander, Kuapapa, and Zack Pang. Other makua haumana include Shirley Holu and Bob Beard.
- Kenji, JT, Mālie, Phil Sammer, Willie, Lance Hylander, Sarai, and Kianna.
- The performers.
- Sid Pang on the steel guitar.
- Some students had the responsibility of introducing the performances and giving some background on the music. Here, Amy announces the next song.
- Mālie's turn to announce.
- Leroy Ne.
- Steel guitarist Quincy Makaʻawaʻawa.
- Leroy Ne.
- A trio of vocalists: Mālie, Makaʻala Perry, and Shirley Holu.
- Shirley Holu.
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Photography by Sharon Ching ©2014 by Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i.