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NĀ MELE: Traditions in Hawaiian Song was conceived and developed at PBS Hawai‘i to preserve the extraordinary music of Hawai‘i in its purest form, live and impromptu, as performed by some of the Islands’ best talents.
Air Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Multiple Hōkū Hanohano Award-winners Haunani Apoliona and Kuʻuipo Kumukahi present classic Hawaiian songs in both solo and duet performances.
Air Date: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 7:30 PM
NĀ MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this vintage performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahinehoʻokae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Haʻaheo Cockett provides hula artistry.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:30 PM
NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel guitarist Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master musicians in their own right: Hiram Olsen Jr.
Air Date: Mon, May 27, 2019 7:30 PM
Maunalua – with Bobby Moderow Jr. on rhythm and slack-key guitar, Kahi Kaonohi on bass guitar and vocals and Bruce Spencer on ukulele and vocals – blend their talents to evoke memories of old Hawaiʻi in this vintage performance from the PBS Hawaiʻi studio.
Air Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning high energy trio Na Palapalai brings their falsetto style of Hawaiian music to the PBS Hawai‘i Studios in this special encore presentation.
Air Date: Mon, May 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Kealiʻi Reichel has long established himself as one of Hawaiʻi’s premier artists. His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of Hawaiian culture for international audiences. This performance, recorded at the PBS Hawaiʻi studio, excellently showcases his artistry.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 7:30 PM
This vintage jam session features the late Dennis Kamakahi, along with his son David Kamakahi, Martin Pahinui and George Kuo. The musicians play solos, duets and ensemble numbers, including “Pu‘u Anahalu” and “Hi‘ilawe.
Air Date: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 7:30 PM
“Leo nahenahe” is Hawaiian for “soft and sweet.” Now in their eighties, The Leo Nahenahe Singers celebrate over 50 years of performing together on this episode of Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band has provided audiences the world over with a continual connection to Hawai‘i’s royal heritage.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 7:30 PM
This vintage episode presents a rare solo slack key concert with George Winston, best known the world over for his evocative piano music, musical interpretations of the ever-changing seasons of his childhood Montana home. But ki ho‘alu, slack key guitar music, has been his passion for many years.
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