Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

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.
  • Mālie.

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