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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: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 8:00 PM
Na Mele: Queen Emma – Her Life and Legacy features traditional Hawaiian chants and songs created to honor and record the life of Queen Emma. The Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu serves as center stage.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 7:30 PM
An encore presentation of a vintage performance in the PBS Hawaii studio by Ho’okena: Manu Boyd, Ama Aarona, Glen H.K. Smith and Horace K. Dudoit III. Nani Dudoit provides hula.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 7:30 PM
The late steel guitar master Bob Brozman is featured in a glorious gathering of guitar greats along with slack key masters Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui in this vintage episode on NA MELE. The three players perform in various combinations in jam session style.
Air Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 7:30 PM
Air date: Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm   In this vintage performance, Sean Na’auao is joined by good friends Joe Uahinui on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals and Bobo Butries on percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of the late kumu hula Aloha Dalire, and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.
Air Date: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 7:30 PM
PBS Hawaii is proud to present an encore of a special vintage NA MELE from 2000, featuring ukulele maestros Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark, Blane Kanno and Jake Shimabukuro.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 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.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 7:30 PM
An encore presentation of a performance from the PBS Hawaii studios by this multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning group comprised of Kale Hannahs, Ryan Gonzalez and Chad Takatsugi. They combine sweet harmonies with tight instrumentals to produce enchanting traditional Hawaiian music reminiscent of years gone by.
Air Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 7:30 PM
Natalie Ai Kamauu brings a voice that fills the PBS Hawaii studio.  Joined by her husband, Iolani Kamauu, on guitar and vocals, and their daughter, Sha-Lei Kamauu, who accompanies the music with hula, Natalie performs with a passion that comes from the origins of the songs she sings, and the love she has for […]
Air Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 7:30 PM
NA MELE presents a traditional Hawaiian jam session featuring slack key masters Cyril Pahinui, Led Kaapana and the late Dennis Kamakahi. The program includes sentimental classics with each artist taking a turn on lead vocals and guitar.
Air Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 7:30 PM
NA MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahineho’okae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Ha’aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.
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