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Mele Lāhui Performed by the Royal Hawaiian Band

April 16, 2013 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Travel back in time to old Hawai‘i with a special concert performance–Mele Lāhui Performed by the Royal Hawaiian Band–on Friday, April 26, 2013 at ‘Iolani Palace (weather permitting), from noon to 1 PM.

Mele Lāhui Performed by the Royal Hawaiian Band, a program presented by the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and Royal Hawaiian Band, will explore the story of songs composed either during the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom or in remembrance of it and of the ali‘i. Special presenters–Aaron Mahi, Puakea Nogelmeier, and Martha Noyes–will illustrate the events of that time and give perspective through the eyes of the composers. This concert of songs about Hawaiian nationalism will feature the Queen’s Prayer, Ku‘u Pua I Paoakalani, Nā Ali‘i, Ka Na‘i Aupuni, and Mele ‘Ai Pōhaku.