Gift of Flower Lei

Heartfelt Highlights

“We’re so proud of you,” said Barbara Fernandez as she put a red hibiscus lei around Mele’s neck. She was probably referring to the recent article “A Song in Her Heart” published about Mele in The Maui News on October 14, 2016.

(Photo of Barbara Fernandez giving Mele a red hibiscus lei before a Hawaiian history program at Kaunoa Senior Center on 28 October 2016)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.