KS Maui 'Aha Mele to be livestreamed on May 3

May. 2, 2019

Contributed by Ben Balberdi

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School haumāna will come together after months of preparation to share mele and hula at the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele this Friday, May 3, at Ka‘ulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.

With the theme “Ka Haku Mele,” this year’s competition will feature songs from Hawaiian music composers who have received the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Haku Mele award for Best Hawaiian Song Composition in this century.

At night’s end, the class with the highest combined score in music, ‘ōlelo and overall presentation will hoist the coveted “Ka Maka o Ka Ihe – The Point of the Spear” award donned with their class colors.   

Other honors include the Ka Hulu Kupuna award for excellence in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, the Ka Malu o ‘A‘apueo award for the best performance between kāne and wāhine, and the Ka Lei Pauahi student director award.

Watch the livestream beginning at 7:30 p.m. on www.kaleoonakoa.org.

Kamehameha Schools Maui’s 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele celebrates today’s Hawaiian music composers with mele and hula. The campus’ student newspaper, Ka Leo o Nā Koa, will stream the event live at www.kaleoonakoa.org.