[PICS] On the Scene: Sean Na’auao
Na’auao opens ‘Moonlight Mele’ series:
Photos by John Berger / email@example.com
Sean Naauao, third from left, checked in at the private Presidents reception before kicking off the Bishop Museums 2009 Moonlight Mele on the Lawn concert series with special guest Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole Thursday at Bishop Museum.
Bishop Museum Chief Operations Officer Blair Collis, left, Linda Chock, Chief Financial Officer Denys Kazama, CEO Tim Johns and Board Chairman Charman Akina welcomed Naauao to the museum and to the party.
Kanakaole was delayed when his clothes didnt arrive from the airport on schedule, but he was able to join Naauao and the band for several memorable vocal numbers, a show-stopping hula, and a comic demonstration of the hana hou walk and the hana hou face before they closed the show with a hana hou rendition of Hiilawe.
Blair Collis, left, and Allen Allison welcomed Leilani Kapahu-Marino and Kimo Kahoaho to the hospitality tent.
The lawn down front was comfortably full, and the weather was perfect there was no need for umbrellas on Thursday.
Mike Kelly, center, General Manager of Cox Radio greeted Rick Schneider, left, and David Booth of Events International. Schneider and Booth are working with Kelly on the KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash 19 which will happen for two nights, July 24 and 25, at the Waikiki Shell.
Sean Naauao will be playing the Bash both nights as a member of the Jawaiian Jam All Stars; he is one of the few Hawaii artists on the scene these days who can go 100% traditional Hawaiian one night and flip it to 100% Jawaiian the next.
Logo attire was the uniform of the day as Moonlight Mele host Bruddah Wade, center, was assisted by a Hawaiian 105 KINE promotions staffer and weekend on-air personality Ryan Segawa, right.