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Benefit for Nā Mele O Maui Song & Art Contest

August 25, 2011
Maui Weekly

Join Kā‘anapali Beach Resort, Akakū: Maui Community Television, Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association - Maui Region, Mele ‘Ukulele and others in the community to support Hawaiian language, music and arts in Maui’s schools.

The 39th Annual Nā Mele O Maui Song & Art Competition will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This year’s theme, Ka Ho‘olina Leo a Kahauanu Lake Trio, honors the vocal legacy of the Kahauanu Lake Trio.

Established in 1972 for the youth of Maui County, Nā Mele O Maui, Maui’s only countywide Hawaiian song and art competition, is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language and arts. Nā Mele O Maui strives to foster education and enlightenment of Hawai‘i’s heritage. In 2002, the event was honored with the prestigious Kahili Award in the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau’s “Keep It Hawai‘i” annual awards program. Nā Mele O Maui helps instill pride in our youth by providing a rare opportunity for many of them to perform in public and compete for excellence with the support of the community.

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Kamali‘i School’s fourth- and fifth-graders await an announcement of the winner in their division in 2003.

Photo: George Wolf

In 2010, Flatbread Company received the Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award for going above and beyond to source locally grown fruits, vegetables and proteins.



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