Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai: Episode 1: Keauhou
ʻŌiwi TV’s original music series Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai presents a new season with ten featured artists. In the first episode, we feature the Hawaiian music trio and graduates of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, Keauhou. Sharing with us some of their original compositions, Zachary Lum, Jonah Solatorio, and Nicholas Lum explain how each mele was inspired by the places they grew up in, learned from, and enjoy to visit. Their aloha for the places they cherish and call home is evident in the lyrics and melodies heard in “Māʻeliʻeli”, “Kāhiko Kapālama”, “Aloha Maunalua” and “Hanohano Haʻikū”. Accompanying Keauhou on steel guitar is their hoa and well known musician, Jeff Au Hoy.
Throughout the episode, our host Amy Kalili strings together the beautiful mele with a bit of walaʻau, or talk-story moments, that highlight the stories behind each mele performed.
Enjoy this first episode, and those of many other talented artists of Hawaiʻi on “Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” only on oiwi.tv and Spectrum Digital Channel 326.
About the Series
ʻŌiwi TV presents the second season of “Mele ma ka Lihiwai”, an original 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 every other week beginning in August 2017 on Spectrum digital channel 326 or online at oiwi.tv.