Musical Pau Hana on the Lawn with special guest John Cruz

Featuring the students of Honolulu Community College and Mana Mele

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Director of Communications , Chancellor's Office
Posted: May 3, 2016

Mana Mele Mobile Studio
Mana Mele Mobile Studio
MELE program at Honolulu CC.
MELE program at Honolulu CC.

(Honolulu) - The Keiki Hau‘oli Children's Center (KHCC) in partnership with the Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) Program will host a Pau Hana on the Lawn on Friday, May 6 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family and friends will enjoy a casual potluck picnic on the lawn fronting the Honolulu Community College Children's Center. Performing will be KHCC families and friends, MELE students, and Nā Hōkū Hanohano and Grammy Award winner, John Cruz.  Cruz will perform a special set consisting of his own hits along with a surprise or two for the keiki.  Students of the MELE Program will provide music and production support.

The focal point of this musical event will be the Mana Mele Solar Powered Mobile Studio that will provide an on-site look at the work they do all over the island with young people interested in music and video production.

During the spring semester, three MELE students spent the entire semester working with Mana Maoli and their Mana Mele initiative. As part of the initial launch for "Meleana," Hawai‘i's first solar powered mobile recording studio, students worked in various areas of marketing, promotion, event planning & production, and service to the community.

Together, MELE and Mana Maoli are honored to serve Hawai‘i’s community at large with the Mana Mele Project.  This unique partnership provides the MELE Program with a new audience: Hawai‘i's children in grades K-12.

About MELE
Since its inception in 2007, Honolulu CC's MELE Program offers college degrees in Music & Entertainment Business and Audio Engineering, with curriculum that balances academics and real world application.

About Mana Maoli
Formed in 1999, Mana Maoli is a nonprofit that founded and supports Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School, and runs a Maoli Music program that has primarily served Hawai‘i’s culture, community and environment-based charter schools.