Lei of Aloha

lei at sing-along

How nice to receive a fragrant flower lei of puakenikeni blossoms! Dolly Ching grows the flowers in her garden, sews them into leis, and has given a lei to me at classes. This is part of our Hawaiian culture of aloha.

(Photo taken at Hawaiian History & Song: Na Lani Eha, 27 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.