The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, was founded in 1994 in the State of Hawai'i, as a nonprofit educational corporation, federally tax-exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3).
The 1998 Hall of Fame exhibit, is funded with grants from the Cooke Foundation, Ltd., and the Atherton Family Foundation. Martin & MacArthur built our koa exhibits in collaboration with their designer, Richard Towill. The display panels are designed and produced by Robyn Buntin Galleries.
We also wish to thank Bishop Museum, the Hawai'i State Archives, and all the families of our Hall of Fame Honorees for supplying biographical material and photographs for our exhibits.
Mahalo nui loa to the people and their companies who have chosen to sponsor the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame:
Outrigger Enterprises Group
James "Kimo" Stone, Jr.
Louis Doody & M. Dolly Strazar
Richard M. Towill
[Creating a new context in which to cherish Hawaiian music, its history and the gifted ones who made it]
Named by the Hawaiian community not only for their musical abilities, but for their patronage in support of Hawai'i's musical culture, the Royal Composers, David Kalakaua, his sisters Lydia Kamaka'eha Paki (Lili'uokalani), Miriam Likelike, and his brother William Pitt Leleiohoku, the youngest, are credited with the vitality and rich musical environment enjoyed by all Hawaiians during the last half of the 1800's. Were it not for the dynamic cultural leadership and personal contributions of Na Lani 'Ehā (The Royal Four) in encouraging and supporting aspiring composers, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, chanters and poets, Hawai'i's significant musical contributions to the world might never have happened.
Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in May 1994 as a non-profit membership corporation in the State of Hawai'i, and in the United States is tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3)
The mission of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame is to promote, preserve, and perpetuate Hawaiian music and hula by celebrating the achievements of significant individuals and groups.
To inspire and engage new generations of Hawaiians in the perpetuation of Hawai'i's traditional music through performance and exhibit.
Our Immediate Goal
To create an interactive Hawaiian music center where the Hall of Fame exhibits can be permanently housed, historic display space expanded, and Hawaiian music source information collected and made available to all who seek it.
The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame is a grateful recipient of funds from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Sony Open. These funds have enabled 3 classes in 2 elementary schools in at-risk areas to participate in our E Mele KÃ¤kou music curriculum for the school year 2013-2014. This program teaches the music of NÃ¤ Lani âEhÃ¤ as well as bel canto singing, Hawaiian history and culture, culminating in a performance with the Royal Hawaiian Band at âIolani Palace. E Mele KÃ¤kou fills a void for many schools which have had to reduce or eliminate music education. The elementary schools who received funding were Kaâiulani Elem. and Kalihi Elem. Schools. We gratefully acknowledge this grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
Nä Mele Mae'ole (Never Fading Songs)
A fundraiser of 3 concerts with the following dates and themes:
• September 7, 2013: Na Lani 'Eha
Music by the Four Royal Ones, Kalakaua, Lili'uokalani, Likelike, and Leleiohoku. (No photos available.)
• Oct. 12th: Golden Era of Hawaiian Music (Pre World War II)
6pm, KawaiahaÂo Church. View event photos...
• Nov. 9th: Hawaiian Renaissance (Resurgence of Hawaiian culture and music in the 70s)
6pm, Kawaiaha’o Church. View event photos...
Introduction of our 2013 Inductees/Annual Meeting
September 21, 2013, Saturday, Outrigger Canoe Club, 10:30 AM
• 2013 Inductee Introduction
• Lunch and entertainment
• Tickets $35, free parking
For full details including inductee list and contact info download our press release.