Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna
Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm
This special encore NA MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahineho'okae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Ha'aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.
Ukulele 2002: A Weekend with the Masters
Monday, September 30 at 7:30 pm
This episode of NA MELE is a special encore of an event recorded in 2002, featuring some of Hawai'i Music Institute's teaching staff, including Melveen Leed, Byron Yasui, Brother Noland and Ku'uipo Kumukahi.
Na Mele: Na Lani Eha from Iolani Palace presented by Hawaiian Airlines
Contemporary local artists bring music from Hawaii's monarchy era to life from inside the majestic halls of Iolani Palace. PBS Hawaii was granted access to the historic palace, where TV cameras and crews are rarely allowed.
The program features Marlene Sai, Robert Cazimero, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Haunani Apoliona, Dennis and David Kamakahi, Aaron Mahi, Kuuipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders, Jeff Peterson, Helene Woodward, Ilana Mahiehie Davis and the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus directed by Nola Nahulu.