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Mele Mei The Best of Hawaiian Music

The best of Hawaiian music will be honored throughout the month of May during the 4th Annual Mele Mei Celebration. Residents of Hawaii and visitors to the islands are invited to enjoy Mele Mei festivities that take place every week throughout the month, showcasing a range of artists from the Hawaii Youth Symphony to the seasoned Na Hoku Hanohano award winners.
“Mele Mei is a celebration of Hawaiian music, language and culture,” said Laci Goshi, HTA tourism brand manager. “The month-long festivities provide both visitors and residents with ample opportunity to experience what makes the Hawaiian Islands so unique, and we are pleased to continue to support this great event.”  
Several concerts will be featured throughout the month to provide Hawaiian music fans from around the world with a premiere Hawaiian music experience. The main concerts of Mele Mei will be hosted by the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Halekulani and Outrigger Hotels. Some of the events include learning opportunities during the Na Hoku Hanohano music festival workshops, storytelling through the Hawaii Book & Music Festival, a hula showcase by Ogo’s Hawaii Aloha Hula, along with one of the largest ukulele events in Hawaii, the 6th Annual Ukulele Picnic. Mele Mei culminates with the 37th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano awards show held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, May 24.
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