Contemporary artists bring music from Hawaiʻi’s monarchy era to life in performances from the historic palace. The program features Nina Kealiʻiwahamana, Marlene Sai, Robert Cazimero, Haunani Apoliona, Kuʻuipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders, Aaron Mahi and the late Dennis Kamakahi.
Mark Yamanaka is a singer, songwriter, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and a car salesman. On this Nā Mele, enjoy Yamanaka’s soothing yet powerful falsetto voice.
According to Kuana Torres Kahele, music can transcend boundaries. He hopes that Hawaiian songs, or mele, can spark something inside of listeners, no matter their culture. Enjoy this new episode of Nā Mele and our digital exclusive content.
Kainani Kahaunaele has been a force in Hawaiian music for the last two decades. She garnered multiple awards for her albums Naʻu ʻOe (2003) and ʻŌhai ʻUla (2010). Most recently at the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards she won a total of seven trophies, including album of the year, for her most recent release Waipunalei.
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