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[Creating a new context in which to cherish Hawaiian
music, its history and the gifted ones who made it]
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(left to right) David Kalakaua, William Leleiohoku, Lili`uokalani, and Miriam Likelike. (Click photos for bios.)

Our Hall of Fame Patrons, Na 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 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.

Our Origins

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)

Our Mission

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.

Our Purpose

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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P.O. Box 4717, Honolulu, HI 96812-4717
Phone: (808) 372-8921
Fax: (484) 307-7041
Email: HMHoF

Na Mele Mae'ole 2015-2016
Concert No. 3:
Kika Kila (Steel Guitar)

April 9, 2016, Saturday
6pm, Kawaiaha'o Church

Featuring Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardinha, and Alexis Tolentino.
(Flyer to come.)
View on 'Olelo Channel 53:
• Feb. 21, 8 AM
• Feb. 22, 4 PM
• Feb. 28, 10 PM
• Feb. 29, 6 PM

Na Mele Mae'ole 2015-2016
Concert No. 2:
Kiho'alu (Slack Key Guitar)

January 30, 2016, Saturday
6pm, Kawaiaha'o Church

Na Mae Ole: Ki Hoalu Flyer
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Lei of Stars 2016

May 1, 2016, Sunday
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort
and Spa
Doors open at 10:30 AM

Honoring our 2015 inductees: Lokalia Montgomery, Lei Collins, Halekulani Girls, Jerry Byrd, Darrell Lupenui, Thaddius Wilson, O'Brian Eselu. Tickets $125 includes lunch and entertainment. Call Ann Shinsato 808-392-3649 for information/tickets.

Introduction to 2015 Inductees/Annual Meeting

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October 17, 2015, Saturday — All Pau!
Treetops Restaurant

Honoring our 2015 inductees: Lokalia Montgomery, Lei Collins, The Halekulani Girls, Jerry Byrd, Darrell Lupenui/Thaddius Wilson/O'Brian Eselu.

For tickets & more details, click here...

Lei of Stars 2015

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May 1, 2015, Friday — All Pau!
Pomaika'i Ballrooms (in the Hokulei Ballroom) at Dole Cannery

Honoring our 2014 inductees: Hawaii Calls, Sonny Chillingworth, Edith McKinzie, Puakea Nogelmeier, Beverly Noa, and Lani Custino.


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View the Poster >>
Download the Press Release (PDF) >>

Friends of Hawai'i Charities Grant

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 Kākou music curriculum for the fall semester 2015. This program teaches the music of Nā Lani ʻEhā as well as bel canto singing, Hawaiian history and culture, culminating in a performance with the Royal Hawaiian Band at ʻIolani Palace. E Mele Kākou fills a void for many schools which have had to reduce or eliminate music education. The elementary schools who received funding were Kaʻiulani Elem. and Kalihi Elem. Schools. We gratefully acknowledge this grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.

View 2013-2014 Participant Photos...

Na Lani ‘Ehā

A new CD from the HMHF containing the songs of the "Royal Four." Contact Ann at: (808) 372-8921 or admin@hmhof.org

82.5 FM North Wave Interview

Kuuipo Kumukahi & Kimo Stone Interview on 82.5 FM North Wave.