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Hall of Fame Honorees

1995 | 1996 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Koa Exhibit Hall of Fame Honorees are selected periodically and are displayed in their own koa exhibit. Each member is given a separate panel which includes biographical information, pictures, and other items of interest.

The Patrons of Hawaiian Culture

Na Lani Eha, the Patrons of Hawaiian culture, were not only giants in the field of Hawaiian music but form the very cornerstones of subsequent Hawaiian culture and arts, and as such, "preside" over the greats of Hawaiian music honored herein. They have their own prominant place in the 1995 koa traveling exhibit and share space with the first ten Hall of Fame honorees. Click on the links below to access the biographies and pictures of the Royal Four:

1995 Hall of Fame Honorees

The 1995 honorees to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame are the first to be admitted and, as noted, share space with the Royal Four in the first traveling koa exhibit. Read the full story about how this first select group of Hawaiian musicians came to be so honored.

1996 Hall of Fame Honorees

1998 Hall of Fame Honorees

1999 Hall of Fame Honoree

2000 Hall of Fame Honorees

2001 Hall of Fame Honorees

2002 Hall of Fame Honorees

2003 Hall of Fame Honorees

2004 Hall of Fame Honorees

2005 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Kahauanu Lake Trio
  • Alfred Alohikea
  • Bill Ali`iloa Lincoln
  • Henry W. Waia`u

2006 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Charles Davis
  • Linda DelaCruz
  • Mahiai Beamer
  • Emma Veary
  • Nina Keali`iwahamana
  • The Brothers Cazimero

2007 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Donald McDiarmid, Sr.
  • Bill Ka'iwa
  • Jesse Kalima, Sr.
  • Eddie Kamae
  • Peter Moon
  • Marlene Sai
  • John Pi'ilani Watkins

2008 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Joseph 'Ae'a
  • Elizabeth Leilu'uhipolani 'Alohikea
  • Albert Po'ai Nahale-a, Sr.
  • Alice Johnson
  • Thomas Kihei Desha Brown
  • Anuhea Audrey Brown
  • James Ka'upena Wong, Jr.
  • John Keola Lake
  • Palani Vaughan, Jr.
  • Leo Nahenahe Singers (Noelani K. Mahoe, Ramona Noelani Akiona Teves, Ethelynne Kaleimokihana Teves, Lynette Kahekili Kaopuiki Paglinawan.)

2009 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Ma’iki Aiu Lake
  • Thomas Sylvester Kalama
  • Kuiokalani Lee
  • Dennis Kamakahi
  • Hui Ohana  (Ledward Kaapana, Nedward Ka’apana, Dennis Pavao)

2010 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Ernest Ka'ai, Sr.
  • Andy Cummings
  • Richard Kauhi Quartette
  • Pat Namaka Bacon
  • Keali'i Reichel

2011 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Benny Kalama
  • Alice Namakelua
  • Sam Li'a
  • James Pihanui Kuluwaimaka Palea
  • Akoni Mika
  • Joseph Ilalaole
  • Olomana

2012 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Harry Owens
  • George Kainapau
  • George Na‘ope
  • Ka Leo Hawai‘i
  • Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau
  • Song: Hawai‘i Pono‘i

2013 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.
  • Matthew H. Kane
  • ‘Iolani Luahine
  • Napua Stevens
  • Don Ho

 

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