Walk with Royalty in October

Hawaiian History and SongWalk with Royalty is the title of my PowerPoint presentation on Wednesday, October 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. This is part of my Hawaiian History and Song Series scheduled for the 5th Wednesdays of the month and will be the last class for the year. I am going to share some of the historical places I visited in April. A few days ago I was pleased to find out that the class is full with a waiting list.

We will take a virtual tour of Heritage Sites in Honolulu, Oahu including:

  1. Washington Place – Queen Lili’uokalani’s former residence
  2. ‘Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States
  3. King Kamehameha Statue – honors the warrior who unified the islands

Plus we will sing and play ‘ukulele to songs about the monarchy period and learn the stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions. Lunch is optional and a good time to sit around and talk story with like minded people who enjoy learning about the Hawaiian Islands, singing, and playing the ukulele.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele


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.