Mailani (left), Kaui Dalire (center) and Bryan Tolentino (right)
Congratulations to this year's 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners! We are happy to be hosting two of the winning groups at our future events. Mailani, performing on July 20, won EP OF THE YEAR for Pali Ke Kua. Bryan Tolentino, performing on August 17, won ‘UKULELE ALBUM OF THE YEAR for ‘Ukulele Friends: The Sequel with Herb Ohta Jr.

With a goal of attracting Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning Hawaiian musicians, Ku'ulei Aloha has already arranged a star-studded lineup for 2018. Ku'ulei Aloha does not expect to make a profit and in fact will donate a portion of proceeds every month to organizations supporting Native Hawaiian culture and arts in our community.

The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards was established in 1978 to formally recognize and celebrate recorded Hawaiian music. Today, the Nā Hōkū Hanonano Awards is an industry awards ceremony administered by recording professionals. Awards are only given to the best talent in the Hawaiian music industry.

Hawaiian music artists from Hawai'i who are interested in booking information should contact Ku'ulei Aloha at eugenepauhanafridays@gmail.com