In 1965, two cousins, Mary Kawena Pukui and Alice Namakelua, focused their talents for composing Hawaiian music, on songs specifically for children.
The resulting Hawaiian language compositions for children were assembled in a memorable album by Hula Records called Na Mele Hawaii No Na Keiki.
Featured vocalists were Nina, Lani, & Lahela, the Rodrigues Sisters.
The Maile Serenaders, a studio group of musicians, backed them up.
Benny Kalama on ukulele, Sonny Kamahele on guitar, Jimmy Kaopuiki on bass, and Eddie Pang on steel guitar.
In this program, 50+ years later, we’ll share this memorable music.