HALL OF FAME BOARD
Antoinette "Toni" Lee
Ricardo “Ric” Trimillos
Danny Akaka, Jr.
Alan Akaka, Chair
Michael Pili Pang
Brook Mahealani Lee
Web site Administrator
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:
"E hi’ipoi e na makamaka po’okela"
Our Hall of Fame Patrons, Nā Lani 'Ehā
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 Nā 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.
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