The Honolulu Community College Keiki Hauʻoli Children’s Center in partnership with the Music and Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) Program will host a Pau Hana on the Lawn on Friday, May 6, 2:30–4 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 children center 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 the studio does 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, Hawaiʻi’s first solar powered mobile recording studio, students worked in various areas of marketing, promotion, event planning, production and service to the community.

MELE and Mana Maoli are honored to serve Hawaiʻi’s community at large with the Mana Mele Project. This unique partnership provides the MELE Program with a new audience—Hawaiʻi’s children in grades K–12.MELE 2016-03-16 Samples016