Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai | Episode 1: Holoholo Queens
ʻŌiwiTV’s original music series “Mele Ma Ka Lihiwai” presents its first episode of season 4, located at Kaʻelepulu river in Kailua, Oʻahu. In this episode, we are joined with the amazing women of Holoholo Queens and their keiki! These women have bonded through ʻōlelo, practice of aloha ʻāina, and especially the tradition of holokai through ʻohana waʻa. Furthermore, most of these women have been playing and creating music with one another for over 20 years! Join us as we talk story with women from Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina who are each doing incredible work in and around our Hawaiian communities and nanea to some of their original mele and music.
“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 every other week beginning in May 2019 on Spectrum digital channel 326 or online at oiwi.tv.”