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Hawaiian music news, articles, and information published by Kathie Fry, editor of the Hawaii for Visitors and the Hawaiian Music History Web sites. To have your own Hawaiian music event or news featured on this page send a message to the email address on our contacts page.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hula Festivals and Contests in Hawaii, California, Japan
Information about the Merrie Monarch Festival on Hawaii Island, the Prince Lot Hula Festival on Oahu Island, the George Naope Kane Hula Festival featuring only male dancers, the E Huloa Mau competition in Southern California, the King Kamehameha Hula Competiton in Honolulu and Tokyo, and other hula festivals and competitions around the world.
  • Hula Festivals and Contests Around the World

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    2008 Wine Country Ukulele Festival
    The first annual Wine Country Ukulele Festival will be held in Northern California's Napa Valley October 9-11, 2008. Performers and instructors will include Herb Ohta, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Robyn Mehealani, James Hill, Ralph Shaw, and others.
  • Oct 09: Ukulele Film Festival (7 pm)
  • Oct 10: St. Helena Farmer's Market Ukulele Show (9-11 am)
  • Oct 10: Cooking Wtih Keoki Kahumoku (1-4 pm)
  • Oct 10: Dining and Dancing Under the Stars (6:30 pm)
  • Oct 11: Free performances and fee-based workshops at Napa Valley College (9 am to 5 pm)
  • Oct 11: Meet-the-artists dinner (5-7 pm)
  • Oct 11: Grand finale performance (8 pm)
    For more information visit the event Web site at WineCountryUkeFest.com.

  • Saturday, July 5, 2008

    New Southern California Hawaiian Falsetto Festival
    The first annual Aloha Falsetto Festival of Southern California will take take place Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Southern California. Featured entertainers will include Raiatea Helm, Gary Haleamau, Steven Espaniola, Ryan Souza, Jeff Peterson, Abraham Lagrimas, Jr, and Hoku Zuttermeister, who swept the Na Hoku Hanohano Award in 2008 by winning Best Album, Best Hawaiian Album, Best Male Vocalist, Best Hawaiian Language Performance, Best Liner Notes, and Most Promising New Artist Awards.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    All of the Hawaiian Music Awards Since 1978
    The first Hawaiian Music Grammy Award was issued in 2005 but several Hawaii-based organizations have been honoring Hawaiian music artists, producers, and albums for many years. Here are Hawaiian music award winners from the past 30 years. Includes all of winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, the Hawaii Music Awards, the Hawaiian Music Grammy, the Ka Leo Hano Awards, Kauai's Maile Awards, and inductees into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.
  • Winners of the Hawaiian Music Awards

  • Sunday, June 29, 2008

    Free Live Hawaiian Music at Waikiki Beach Walk
    The new Waikiki Beach Walk resort area on the Ala Moana end of Waikiki has three free Hawaiian music series in the summer of 2008: (1) a big-name performer concert every two months called called "Na Mele No Na Pua", (2) a weekly Sunday afternoon Hawaiian music concert series called "Sunday Showcase", and (3) a weekly Tuesday afternoon hula performance series called "Ku Haaheo: To Cherish With Pride"
  • Free Hawaiian Music Concerts at Waikiki Beach Walk


  • New Hawaiian Music History Web Site
    In June of 2008 a new Web site called Hawaiian Music History was created because the Hawaiian music section of the Hawaii Travel Newsletter was growing larger then the travel section. The new Web site will have information about Hawaiian music artists, awards, concerts, festivals, contests, forums, organizations, radio stations, recordings, shops, songs, venues, books, videos, and Web sites. The site will also have special sections for hula, slack key guitar, Hawaiian steel guitar, and ukulele.



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