Richard Ho‘opi‘i

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr.

 

Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawai‘i studio, sat down with their instruments, and began to play. George, with his mellow slack key guitar and soothing voice, performing alongside Richard, with his never ending smile and his beautiful falsetto, offered song after song, with talk story in-between. This impromptu concert can only be described as pure joy.

 

 

NA MELE
Richard Hoopii; Led Kaapana; Bobby Ingano; Chris Kamaka; Ululani Hoopii

NA MELE: Richard Hoopii, Led Kaapana, Bobby Ingano, Chris Kamaka and Ululani Hoopii

 

Air date: Mon., Dec. 14, 7:30 pm

 

An encore presentation of this classic homage to the unique Hawaiian tradition of male falsetto singing, recorded at the PBS Hawaii studios.