Mele ma ka Lihiwai | Episode 9: Napua Greig

Mele ma ka Lihiwai | Episode 9: Napua Greig

Episode 9: Napua Greig

Aloha kākou e kuʻu ʻohana me oʻu mau hoa,

In the midst of Merrie Monarch 2014, I took a little time away from my kumu hula duties to perform a few mele for my friends at ʻŌiwi TV as a part of their new music series “Mele ma ka Lihiwai.”

I was joined by my friends Kīhei Nahale-a on ʻukulele, Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing on guitar, and Sean Nāleimaile on bass guitar. We started things off by bringing to you the beauty of my ʻāina – Maui – through the song “Kilakila ʻo Maui.” We followed that up with a mele dear to me and my ‘ohana “My Sweet Sweetie.” We also shared with you our unique rendition of Charles E. King’s waltz “Imi Au Iā ʻOe” and Manaiakalani Kaluaʻs melodic “Kaʻiliwai.” I talked a little about all the chaos and pleasures of being both a kumu hula and recording artist and what it was like to grow up surrounded by Hawaiian music. We, of course, closed things off with another composition about the island of Maui “Aia I Lihau ko Lei Nani.”

Naʻu me ke aloha nui,

Na Napua Greig

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

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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