Mele ma ka Mauna | Hāwane Rios: “Warrior Rising”

Mele ma ka Mauna | Hāwane Rios: “Warrior Rising”

Experience the powerful original composition by Hāwane Rios as she sings atop Maunakea shrouded in the mist of Lilinoe.

ʻŌiwi TV presents “Mele ma ka Mauna”, an original series celebrating the unique movement and Kapu Aloha around the Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Mauna a Wākea. Set up at Hale Pōhaku on Maunakea, Mele ma ka Mauna brings together musicians and artists from all over Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina performing traditional mele ʻai pōhaku, or songs of sovereignty, alongside new original compositions. These performances were shot live, and were done with aloha ʻāina sentiments. Each group brought their songs and hula with intentions of celebrating the invaluable resources that Maunakea offers the people of Hawaiʻi.

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.


  1. Joan Lander 9 years ago

    Fantastic music video! Congrats to everyone (especially the editor) at ‘Oiwi TV for putting out this excellent production!

  2. kapulani fisher 9 years ago

    That is the most heart rating song. It made me cry to see what is really happening in Hawaii today

  3. Bimo Akiona 9 years ago


  4. haneoo hamoan 9 years ago

    Mahalo NuNui Oiwi TV… MAHALO for capturing and sharing our truth and struggles to protect live and be free as kanaka maoli!! MAHALO E OIWI and ALL contributors….. ( ;

  5. kapulani fisher 9 years ago

    can someone plz tell me where I can purchase this song? I’ve got to have it, please

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