Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the patriotic song America the Beautiful. The song was adapted from a poem written by New Englander Katherine Lee Bates, who in 1893 was inspired when she traveled to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado, and saw for the first time the glories of the American landscape.
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RELATED VIDEO – for music and related story:
Medley: America The Beautiful / You’re a Grand Old Flag (Cross country road trip) – https://youtu.be/VBqX0wOeHvo
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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!