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[Creating a new context in which to cherish Hawaiian
music, its history and the gifted ones who made it]
(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

Lei of Stars 2015 — Rebroadcast On 'Olelo Channel 53

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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.

'Olelo Channel 53 Rebroadcast Dates:
May 22, 6:00 PM
May 23, 1:00 PM
May 29, 8:00 AM
May 30, 10:00 PM

View event photos (at SmugMug.com) >>
View the Poster >>
Download the Press Release (PDF) >>

Na Mele Mae'ole Concert Series:
The Essence of Kiho'alu, a Hawaiian Legacy

March 28, 2015, Saturday
6pm, Kawaiaha'o Church

Na Mele Maeole Concert Series - Essence of Kihoalu Hawaiian Legacy

For more info, download the flyer...

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 school year 2013-2014. 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.