Airport Greetings

Heartfelt Highlights

Hearing the sound of Hawaiian music as we come down the escalators into the baggage claim area of the Maui airport is always such a nice way to be welcomed home after a trip off island. It is especially heart warming when we know the musicians. We first talked story with Sheldon Brown and his brother Kevin at Kaanapali Beach Hotel Mix Plate Restaurant as were dining before a show years ago. Then we met up again after performing at the Hana Taro Festival and then at Benny Uyetake’s Ukulele Explosion.

(Photo of Mele with Sheldon Brown of the Brown Ohana at the Maui airport, 22 June 2014)

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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.