Episode 8: Nā Hoa
Aloha e ka ʻohana a me nā hoa o kākou,
Around the time of Merrie Monarch last year, we sang a few mele Hawaiʻi for ʻŌiwi TV’s original music series “Mele ma ka Lihiwai.”
We performed everything from the melodic “Lei Pua Kenikeni” by John Kamealoha Almeida to George Awaiʻs upbeat “Sweet Lei Lehua”. We even shared an original composition “Ka Hui Kinai Ahi” written by our very own Ikaika Blackburn in collaboration with Maui Fire Chief Amos Lonokailua-Hewett. Our friendly host Kīhei Nahale-a also joined us on the mic for Charles E. Kingʻs “Hola E Pae” after talking stories about why we love to sing mele Hawaiʻi and where it will be taking us next.
So please, kick back and let us help you unwind with some beautiful Hawaiian music on this aloha Poʻalima, January 9th 2015. Watch our episode of “Mele ma ka Lihiwai” at oiwi.tv or on demand on Oceanic Digital Channel 326.
Na mākou me ke aloha,
Na Nā Hoa
About the Series
ʻŌiwi TV presents “Mele ma ka Lihiwai”, an original series celebrating the unique sounds of Hawaiʻi’s most renowned and talented musicians. Set along the shores of Hilo’s meandering Honoliʻi river, Mele ma ka Lihiwai brings together twenty-three celebrated artists performing traditional local favorites alongside new original compositions. Stringing these musical pieces together are talk story sessions about the inspirations and personal sentiments behind the diverse range of mele. Watch a new episode each week beginning in November on Oceanic Digital Channel 326 or online at oiwi.tv