Hawaiian Songs and Stories CD Released

CD Released

Hawaiian Songs & Stories CD Released July

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.

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 were available for purchase at the Bailey House in Wailuku, Maui and have sold out.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

 

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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.