Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai | Episode 3: Kalani Peʻa
ʻŌiwi TV’s original music series “Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” presents its third episode of season 4, located at Kaʻelepulu river in Kailua, Oʻahu. In this episode, we are joined with Kalani Peʻa and some of his hoa hoʻokani a hīmeni from Maui. Tune in to hear some of his original Grammy Award winning compositions, as well as some mele that he grew up singing as a haumāna in the Hawaian language revitalization education movement in his hometown of Hilo. Kalani is also joined with hula dancers from Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela, who performed some of his mele and won at the 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.
“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.