Love Hawaiian music and want the story behind the song? On Friday, July 18, 2014, The Hawaiian Serenaders released a new CD titled “Hawaiian Songs and Stories, Vol. 1.” What makes our CD different from other performing artists is the educational component. You’ll hear six Hawaiian songs and one Hapa Haole song in English, plus the accompanying story behind each song.
All seven songs are in the public domain, meaning they are very old songs, and have been passed down through the generations and are still popular today. Each song is played with my unique strumming styles for ‘ukulele. You can learn to play each song via monthly online lessons on my website.
We performed on stage some of the songs from the CD at the “Celebration of Bailey” event held Saturday, July 19 at the Bailey House Museum. The CD was produced especially for this event in conjunction with providing background sound tracks for a video about activities at the museum. We were so excited when Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku, Jr. clapped for us when we were performing on stage at the event!
The song list includes:
1. ‘Akaka Falls, 1934.
2. Aloha ‘Oe, 1878.
3. Kaimana Hila, 1916.
4. Koni Au I Ka Wai, 1888.
5. Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani, 1895.
6. Sanoe, 1897.
7. Soft Green Seas, 1934.
The CDs are available for purchase at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku, and will eventually be sold online. Stay tuned.
Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele