Story Behind the Song | Ua Like No A Like | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian love song Ua Like No A Like (Sweet Constancy or My Heart’s Choice). Published in 1882, the song was written by Alice Everett, a contemporary of Queen Lili’uokalani. Sung as a duet, the song was also used as a solo by island prima donnas. […]

Story Behind the Song | Sanoe | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian song Sanoe. Published in 1897, the song was written by Princess Liliuokalani and her friend, Elizabeth Achuck. As the story goes, a high-born lady at King Kalakaua’s court attracted many male admirers, even though she was married. Due to her prominence, the composers kept […]

Pearly Shells (Traditional Hawaiian Song) – Solo Fingerstyle Ukulele Instrumental Daniel Purnomo - lanikai-beach.net

I heard this traditional Hawaiian song from some of my ukulele students in the class, but until I met my student, Kitty who played this song, I really paid attention on this song. It’s simplicity and sweetness really brings soothing feeling like an Aloha feel of Hawaii. It’s really suitable for ukulele playing. Here’s some […]

Story Behind the Song | Pua Lilia | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian song Pua Lilia. This song compares a loved one to the fragrant lily flower found in the forests. Published in 1916, the song was written by Alfred Alohikea (1884-1936), best known as the composer laureate of Kauai where he spent most of his life. […]

Pearly Shell (Pupu A ʻO ʻEwa) Hawaiian Song – A Cover by Singapore Ukulele Revival (SURE) - lanikai-beach.net

I’m so glad that me & my students have been given the opportunity to be part of the opening acts of the recent event, the grand opening of OnePunggol CC and Market Place event by PA Courses. Me & my wife accompanied my ukulele student, Kitty, in performing a classic Hawaiian song, Pearly Shell – […]

Story Behind the Song | Soft Green Seas | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the hapa haole song Soft Green Seas. Published in 1934, the song was written by R. Alex Anderson, the most prolific composer in the hapa haole genre. Although Anderson never studied music and could not speak Hawaiian, he left behind a legacy of more than 200 […]

Story Behind the Song | Papalina Lahilahi | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

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. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available […]

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