• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

He Mele No - September 19 2012 Performance at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center Auditorium

Listen to Ali'i Keanaaina and His Band He Mele No

 

 

During his first solo album "He Mele No", an album dedicated to the very ones that have inspired him to sing and write, Ali'i Keanaaina will share his thoughts behind the music and lyrics that he composed. Backed up by his band (also named He Mele No) comprised of his twin brother Nui, and cousins, Pililani pua-Kaipo and Bradshaw Ellis. They bring to life the mo'ōlelo or stories that Ali'i has set to melody.

 

Did You Know?

Ripe `ohelo berries ready to be eaten by nene.

`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.