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Hawaiian News: Hoku Hanohano Awards

Dawn Kaniaupio Dawn Kaniaupio
Kenneth Makuakane Kenneth Makuakane

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The coveted Hôkû Hanohano Awards are right around the corner. But this year, the Hôkûs have a new look. The awards ceremony will be the culmination of a music festival looking to elevate Hawaiian music and musicians. Amy Kalili has more.

We're bringing in attorneys that are going to talk about intellectual property and how important that is to protect that. Social media, new media so those are all resources that will help our artists.

Dawn Kaniaupio

Four Miles LLC

E aʻoaʻo ana nâ loio no ka mâlama kuleana ʻike haku a loaʻa pû ana ke aʻoaʻo hokona.

Me nâ ʻano kumu waiwai a mea aʻoaʻo like ʻole mai loko mai a ma waho pû, he mea nâ lâ ʻehâ o kçia ʻaha e piʻi ai ka mâkau o nâ mea puolo Hawaiʻi.

With local and national resources at their disposal, musicians will gain greater leverage at this four-day festival.

We're bringing in engineers in so they can talk about the different aspects and nuances.

We also have the distribution channel. How to get your product into a distributor and also how to help the distributor by promoting yourself.

Kenneth Makuakâne

Lâlâ Papa Alakaʻi, Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts (HARA)

Loaʻa nâ luna ʻenehana a me ke aʻoaʻo no ka hoʻopuka, hoʻomalele a hokona.

Nui ka pîhoihoi o kçia mea puolo maʻa i ka ʻoihana puolo ʻo Kenneth Makuakâne nô hoʻi no ka hoʻokumu ʻia o kçia ʻaha hou.

Local music industry veteran Kenneth Makuakâne is excited for the festival.

I wish that when I was growing up in the industry they had courses like these. What took me 20- 25 years to learn, you can learn it in one weekend.

(Kenneth)

Ma hoʻokahi hopenapule e ʻike ai ka poʻe no nâ haʻawina i paʻa iaʻu ma nâ makahiki he 20-25 paha.

ʻO Kenneth ana kekahi o ka poʻe haʻiʻôlelo a aʻoaʻo aku ma luna o ka ʻike i paʻa iâ ia ma nâ makahiki he nui o kona hana ma ʻaoʻao hoʻopuka o kçia ʻoihana puolo.

Kenneth, who has years of experience as a producer, will also be presenting at the festival.

We're just sharing our mana'o and hopefully a few of them grab onto that passion and take it to the next level.

(Kenneth)

He hoʻokaʻa a hoʻoili ʻike ke ʻano a maliʻa paha e ʻapo a hoʻohana ʻia aku nô.

ʻOiai nui ke kâlele ma ka hoʻonui ʻike, pehea lâ e pono ai kçia ʻaha mele me ka loaʻa ʻole o ka ke mele?

While there will be a lot of learning, what's a music fest without music?

Throughout Waikîkî, at Sunset live music goes off, free at 25 venues.

(dawn)

Loaʻa ka poʻe hoʻokani ma 25 wahi ma Waikîkî ma ke ahiahi.

ʻOiai ʻo ka pahuhopu nui o ka ʻaha ka hoʻolaha i ka puolo Hawaiʻi i ka lehulehu, ʻike ko kçia ʻoihana puolo Hawaiʻi no ka pono e paipai, hoʻoikaika a hoʻokuleana i ka hanauna hou o ʻaneʻi nei.

While the goal is to reach beyond on our shores, it is clear that the next generation here at home will carry on.

What we are looking for is to have a few people in the younger generations who can start to grow so that the industry will not just exist but it will thrive!

(Kenneth)

ʻImi ʻia ana nô ko kçia hanauna hou na lâkou e kiʻi a lawe i kekahi pae hou aku.

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaiʻi News Now. Aloha.

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