Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian song Papalina Lahilahi. This traditional song tells of longing and lovemaking. Attributed to Alice Johnson, the song was often sung by Hawaiian music legend Genoa Keawe and today remains a favorite of hula dancers.
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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!