© 2024 Hawaiʻi Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
HPR's spring membership campaign is underway! Support the reporting, storytelling and music you depend on. Donate now
Pōmaikaʻi was joined by Halehaku Seabury-Akaka, Kama Hokins, Alan Akaka, and Mālie Lyman for an evening of traditional Hawaiian mele and moʻolelo at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.
7 Images

Pōmaikaʻi - Mele Hawaiʻi Performance Series

Performing artist, educator, and administrator are some of the many hats worn by Pōmaikaʻi. Through her thoughtful mele, Pōmaikaʻi perpetuates the legacy of Hawaiian music and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi left by her grandmother, Aunty Genoa Keawe. Pōmaikaʻi was joined by Halehaku Seabury-Akaka, Kama Hokins and Mālie Lyman for an evening of traditional Hawaiian mele and moʻolelo.

IMG_1802.jpg
Left to right: Kama Hopkins, Pōmaikaʻi, Alan Akaka, Mālie Lyman, and Halehaku Seabury-Akaka in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Pōmaikaʻi is seated in the rocking chair of her grandmother, Aunty Genoa Keawe. (HPR)
IMG_7219.jpg
Left to right: Kama Hopkins (bass), Halehaku Seabury -Akaka (guitar), Pōmaikaʻi ('ukuklele) and Alan Akaka (lapsteel guitar) perform at the Mele Hawai'i Performance Series.  (HPR)
IMG_7220.jpg
HPR staffers Ananddev Banerjee, Kyla Herrmann and Paige Okamura observe the performance from inside the Atherton Studio engineering booth. (HPR)
IMG_9907.jpg
Guitarist Halehaku Seabury-Akaka looks on as Pōmaikaʻi talks story with the audience in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. (HPR)
IMG_9909.jpg
Alan Akaka plays the lapsteel guitar at the Mele Hawaiʻi Performance Series. (HPR)
IMG_7241.jpg
From left: Kama Hopkins, Mālie Lyman, Pōmaikaʻi, Halehaku Seabury-Akaka, Uncle Gary Aiko and Alan Akaka. “This is Pōmaikaʻi,” the vocalist said, referring to her family and fellow musicians. (HPR)
IMG_1805.jpg
Left to right: Kama Hopkins, Pōmaikaʻi, Alan Akaka, Gary Aiko (seated), Eric Keawe, Mālie Lyman, and Halehaku Seabury-Akaka in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.  (HPR)
1/7