Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai: Episode 2: Chad Takatsugi

Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai: Episode 2: Chad Takatsugi


Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai: Episode 2: Chad Takatsugi

ʻŌiwi TV’s original music series “Mele ma ka Lihiwai” presents its second episode located at Kaʻelepulu river in Kailua, Oʻahu. In this episode, we are joined by the talented Chad Takatsugi. Joining him are his hoa pili, Ryan “Gonzo” Gonzalez and Glenn Mayeda. We are also greeted with hula performed by Lisa Takatsugi, her sister Diane Paloma, and their dear friend, Kahikina De Silva. In this episode, Chad shares with us a variety of mele that talk about his respect for place, his love for his wife, and his celebration of culture.

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 second episode, and those of many other talented artists of Hawaiʻi on “Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” only on 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


ʻŌiwi TV reaches across generations, socio-economic statuses, and geographic locations as the sole media venue where the Hawaiian language, culture and perspective thrive. Through Digital Channel 326, ʻŌiwi TV reaches over 220,000 households across the entire State via Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s network. Through its website, mobile, and social media venues, ʻŌiwi TV is reaching Hawaiians everywhere and engaging a generation of Hawaiians that expect to access anything and everything from anywhere at anytime.


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