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Hawaii’s Top Musicians Light Up The Stage- 42nd Na Hoku Hanohano

May 25, 2019

The 42nd Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards will be held on May 25, 2019 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

The evening at the Hawai`i Convention Center’s Kalakaua Ballroom will begin with registration at 3:30 p.m., followed by cocktails at 4:00 p.m. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m. with the dinner and awards show beginning at 5:15 p.m. Dress code is black tie to Hawaiian couture.

For tickets to the award show, further news, schedule of events or for more information about the 39th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, please visit www.nahokuhanohano.org or call 808.593.9424.

About Mele Mei

In 2011, officers of The Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) developed the Mele Mei (Music in May) program to promote and perpetuate Hawai`i‘s music, composers, and culture on a global level. The festival is highlighted with the annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards at the end of May, designed to honor and acknowledge outstanding artists, compositions and performers in the music industry. The celebration highlights the signature sounds, diverse talent and genre of Hawai`i‘s music. While traditional music is an important part of Hawaiian culture, Mele Mei’s goal is to expose talented artists in the diverse landscape of music as it continues to evolve.

About The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

The Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards trace their origins to 1978 and KCCN-AM Radio, then the world’s only all-Hawaiian music radio station. Conceived as a radio station promotion by Krash Kealoha (Victor `Ōpiopio), legendary deejay, program director and driving creative force behind KCCN-AM, and with the support of KCCN owner Sydney Grayson and Kealoha’s original deejay team including Kimo Kaho`āno and Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti, the first Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards presentation was launched in 1978. By 1982, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards evolved into an industry awards ceremony administered by recording professionals. Patterned after the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (referred to as NARAS or the Recording Academy), which produces the Grammy Awards, the Hawai`i Academy produces a live television broadcast of the awards show honoring the achievements of excellence in the recording arts, which has become the biggest annual entertainment event in Hawai`i.

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May 25, 2019
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(808) 593-9424


Hawai‘i Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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