Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i

Mele Pakolu

Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music NextGen steel guitarists and musicians were again featured in Mele Pakolu, an ongoing monthly musical program presented by the Royal Hawaiian Center. This performance was presented on July 2, 2019.

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  • The audience gathering for the performance.
  • Lawn seating was available for those who couldn't find a rock or log to sit on.
  • The NextGen: Ikaika Orlando, Joey Misailidis, Enosa Lyman, Hōʻailona Mahuka, Mālie Lyman, Ethan Goore, Iosepa Lyman, and Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore.
  • Ethan Goore.
  • NExtGen steel guitarists also play backup ʻukulele.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka assists on the guitar while Ethan plays the steel.
  • Iosepa Lyman on the upright bass.
  • The audience grew after the performance started.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Enosa Lyman also danced a hula.
  • Enosa was joined by brother Iosepa Lyman dancing ʻ''Boy From Laupahoehoe''.
  • The audience enjoying the kane hula.
  • Sister Mālie Lyman also joined in a hula.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Enosa Lyman.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Joeyʻs grandfather recording her performance.
  • Ikaika Orlando was a featured ʻukulele player.
  • Another hula by Mālie.
  • Steel guitar artistry by Joey Misailidis.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Enosa Lyman.
  • Besides playing the steel guitar, Enosa also sang.
  • Ikaika Orlando taking the vocal and ʻukulele solo lead for ''Menehune Beach Bum Boogie''.
  • ʻUkulele finger picking by Ikaika Orlando.
  • Steel guitar artistry by Mālie Lyman.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • Mālie also sang.
  • The NextGen musicians provided backup for Mālie.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • NextGen steel guitarists Joey, Ethan and Mālie.
  • Mele Pakoluʻs NextGen musicians. Front: Ikaika Orlando, Enosa Lyman, Hōʻailona Mahuka, and Kumu Alan Akaka. Middle: Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore, and Mālie Lyman. Rear: Iosepa Lyman.
  • After the performance was over, a snack at Mahaloha Burger.
  • Friends and family waiting for their meals.
  • Enosa and Ikaika, the two youngest NextGen members.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka with Enosa and Ikaika.

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