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Keli'i Tau'a

A Lifetime of Mele

This compilation CD is a product of friends and former students of Kumu Keli`i Tau`a. They contributed their musical talents as a tribute to his energy & time through the years as a songwriter, chanter and Hawaiian cultural advisor. These songs encompass several of the over 500 songs and chants that Kumu Tau`a has written in his 40+ year career. His lyrics paint pictures of Hawai`i's history and culture, documenting significant events and people from the past and the present. We invite you to listen to the many artists featured on this CD: Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom, Ron Kuala`au, Frank DeLima, Roland Cazimero, Melinda Caroll, David Kauahikaua, Kenneth Makuakane, Alan “Poki” Pokipala, Mike Ka`awa,