ʻŌiwi TV’s original music series “Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” presents its fourth episode of season 4, located at Kaʻelepulu river in Kailua, Oʻahu. In this episode, we are joined with the “moʻo” of Project KULEANA from Hilo, Hāna, Koʻolaupoko and Koʻolauloa. Project KULEANA aspires to increase the innate value of Hawaiian music and the performance of it to inspire people to reflect on one’s own KULEANA. Project KULEANA seeks to encourage people to re-discover, re-connect and re-instill what Hawaiian music and performers of Hawaiian music represent. Under the direction of Kīhei Nahaleʻā and Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, these musically talented haumāna share with us mele and a bit of moʻolelo from their respective moku, or districts.
“Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” is an original ʻŌiwi TV series celebrating the unique sounds of Hawaiʻi’s most renowned and talented musicians, bringing together celebrated artists performing traditional local favorites alongside new original compositions. Stringing these musical pieces together are talk story sessions – many ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi – about the inspirations and personal sentiments behind the diverse range of mele that each artist shares with us.
Watch a new episode of this season every other week beginning in May 2019 on Spectrum digital channel 326 or online at oiwi.tv.