the Hawaiian Spirit through Music
Literal translation: Song Family
Mele ‘Ohana (Song Family) of
Eugene, Oregon is a volunteer organization whose mission is to perpetuate
the culture of Hawai‘i through traditional and contemporary song, dance,
education and fellowship.
Funds generated by Mele ‘Ohana of Oregon
support the Ukes for Kids Project and various Hawaiian cultural events in
Mele Kalikimaka e Hau'oli Makahiki Ho!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us
at Mele 'Ohana of Oregon.
We will not be meeting in December.
Our next regular kanikapila will be Friday, January
13 , 7-10pm, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2200
Coburg Rd., Eugene. OR.
This is Hawaiian style, yeah? We always have a potluck so
feel free to bring food and drink.
the latest scoop from Bev. If you want to know what's going on in the local
Hawaiian community please read on:
your school or organization is interested in applying for Mele `Ohana's Ukes
for Kids Project please click here to download the information and the applicataion.
The News page will feature
items of interest for the group, announcements, etc. (I will still continue
to send blast emails for other group related biz).
The Calendar will feature
announcements for local, statewide, regional, and national events, workshops,
concerts, kanikapilas, and links to other calendars and web sites.
The Song List page will
contain songs you may download for the upcoming kanikapila.
The Gallery will feature
photos of Mele ‘Ohana members spreading Aloha.
The Lessons page will
provide information and links dealing with various resources for learning
more about Hawaiian style uke/slack key playing and hula.
The Cool Links page will
have places on the Internet or other sources for music, books, videos, instruction
materials, buying/selling instruments, events, etc.
The Glossary will feature
music terms/pronunciation (Hawaiian, pidgin), to help novice, as well as experienced
players, learn more about the language and whats behind the music they
Mahalo nui loa to our sponsors for their generous support
of our Ukes for Kids program.