Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The Hawaiian Islands are a destination of diversity, creativity, and endless inspiration. While many visitors make their way to this sandy and sunny locale pursuing white sand beaches, opportunities to soak up the sun’s rays and of course, enjoying island flavor, others come to take to the waves in style on surfboard and sailboat. While the scenery promises not to disappoint, Hawaii is also a place that’s packed with talent when it comes to music and art. Local musicians are recognized for their island-inspired work on an annual basis at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. This great honor provides a variety of categories through which local musicians find their talent recognized on a larger scale across the islands.

The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Honors Hawaii’s Talented Musicians

Hosted by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards works hard to acknowledge and honor those musicians who keep the musical traditions of the Hawaiian Islands alive and thriving through their creative efforts. In 2019, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on May 25. A pre-show cocktail hour begins at 4:00 pm with doors opening at 4:30 and the dinner and awards show commencing at 5:15 pm. In its 42nd year, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards continue to embody the importance of continuing traditional musical creation on the Hawaiian Islands.

Notable Categories

The competition runs high for top honors at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on an annual basis. Musicians compete in a variety of categories including Album of the Year, Extended Play of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Instrumental Song of the Year. Finalists are divided into further categories based on language and gender including Hawaiian Single of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Musicians can earn honors in group categories as well as album cover design and engineering. No matter who the winners are, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards have long been proven to be a high-energy, exciting and meaningful event for musicians across the islands.

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