Hawaiian History and Song for January


The new Hawaiian History and Song program for 2018 debut about Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last queen, will be Wednesday, January 31 from 9 -11 a.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Ukulele players welcome to play along.

Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s Last Queen is the title of my program for the new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on the 5th Wednesdays of the month at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. On Wednesday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. we will learn about Queen Lili’uokalani, the kingdom of Hawai’i’s last monarch, and her legacy. Plus we will sing some of her compositions and learn the stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions. Participants can follow the song’s lyrics and ‘ukulele chords projected onto the large screen at the front of the room (similar to Sing-Along with Mitch Miller).

All ‘ukulele players are invited to bring instruments to play along as I lead everyone by singing and playing my ‘ukulele while my husband accompanies us on ‘ukulele-bass. Don’t worry if you don’t know the ‘ukulele chords or the unique strumming pattern for the songs. The focus is on learning Hawaiian history, singing the songs, finding out the stories behind them, and enjoying the group experience.

Similar to the new additions in my Sing-Along with Mele Fong series, there is a slide before each song that shows the unique strum graphic (how we play the rhythm) and the chord shapes with finger numbers.

Lunch is optional and a good time to sit around and talk story with like minded people who enjoy Hawaiian history, singing, and playing the ukulele. Kaunoa Senior Center is located in Spreckelsville, Maui.

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Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele