What are Mele songs?

What are Mele songs?

Mele are chants, songs, or poems. The term comes from the Hawaiian language. It is frequently used in song titles such as “He Mele Lahui Hawaii”, composed in 1866 by Liliuokalani as a national anthem. Hawaiian songbooks often carry the word in the book’s title.

Who wrote Mele Kalikimaka?

Robert Alexander Anderson
Mele Kalikimaka/Composers

Who sang the song Mele Kalikimaka?

Bing Crosby
The Andrews Sisters
Mele Kalikimaka/Artists

What is the Hawaiian Christmas song called?

Mele Kalikimaka
Made famous in 1950 by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters, “Mele Kalikimaka” is indeed how the phrase “Merry Christmas” was borrowed into Hawaiian.

What does Mele Mele mean in Hawaiian?

n. Star name. Melemele and Polapola were said to be twin stars, the former male and the latter female. (PNP Melemele; cf. Kapingamarangi.)

Which is the most famous song of Hawai’i?

More than a century ago, “Aloha ‘Oe” became one of the first Hawaiian songs to achieve recognition outside of the Islands. Today, it remains Hawai‘i’s most famous composition.

Who was the first Hawaiian singer to sing I’ll Remember You?

The song became a signature of Ho’s when he first recorded it in 1965; national artists, including Elvis Presley and Andy Williams, soon followed. The song always had special meaning for Ho, who in 2004, told HONOLULU about the first time Lee played “I’ll Remember You” for him.

What’s the name of the Hawaiian Wedding Song?

Ke Kali Nei Au (The Hawaiian Wedding Song) By Charles E. King, 1925 It just wouldn’t be a Hawaiian wedding without a performance of “Ke Kali Nei Au.” Ironically, the song, although romantic, never actually mentions anything about marriage—King originally composed the song for a 1925 operetta, Prince of Hawai‘i.

What are the words to the Hawaiian song Hana ka lima?

Hawaiian Lyrics Links Paʻa ka waha, nana ka maka; hana ka lima. Shut the mouth; observe with the eyes; work with the hands. (One learns by listening, observing and doing.)

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