Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English lyrics) Hawaii Calls. The song was broadcast over the radio airwaves on the on the program of the same name from the beach at Waikiki and for many listeners on the U.S. mainland was the first time Hawaiian music was heard outside of Hawaii.
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Native Hawaiian Mele Fong from Maui is an experienced educator and professional entertainer with over 50 years experience playing the ‘ukulele – Hawaii’s official instrument. Are UKE having fun yet? Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!