(HawaiiNewsNow) - Tomorrow's winner may be the next new group on the nahenahe music scene!
Aloha kakahiaka kâkou! ʻAʻole hoʻi makemake e hala kçia hoʻokûkû iâ ʻoe ʻoiai, i laila nô paha ke kalapu laha a kaulana hou loa!
"It is that chicken skin wonderful music that really describes that essence of true beauty," says Rick Towill, ʻOhana Towill.
ʻÔkakala ka ʻili ke ʻano!
Hawaiʻi has been enjoying this contest for 30 years thanks to the ʻohana Towill and their aloha for this old style of music.
Nanea ana ko Hawaiʻi i nâ mele a nâ moho o kçia hoʻokûkû no 30 makahiki ma muli o ke aloha o kçia ʻohana Towill i ia kaila mele Hawaiʻi o mua.
"Well as you know, there are many changes in music over the years. Our community has maintained an appreciation for traditional Hawaiian music," said Towill.
I loko o ka loli, mau ka mahalo ʻia o ia ʻano kahiko nô hoʻi.
Rickʻs dad, Richard M. Towill, started the contest to preserve and renew this music.
Na Richard Towill, ko Rick pâpâ i hoʻokumu iâ Ka Hîmeni ʻAna no ka hoʻomau a hoʻôla hou mai i ia ʻano hîmeni ʻana.
"It is more an opportunity for undiscovered talent to put away their bashfulness, to come out and share their music," said Towill.
He pôʻaiapili e hiki ai i nâ puʻukani hou ke puka mai a hôʻikeʻike nô hoʻi.
"It is really a good event, there are a lot of groups that started off here at Ka Hîmeni ʻAna," said Eric Keawe, Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.
Nui nâ kalapu i hoʻomaka ma ʻaneʻi.
Ka Hîmeni ʻAna gave flight to popular groups like Holunape and ʻAleʻa.
E laʻa hoʻi me Holunape a me ʻAleʻa, i pûnua hoʻi ma kçia pûnana a i lele laha aku nô.
"This is a non-acoustic event, So there is no microphones and there is no electrical equipment, the only authorized electrical equipment is the Hawaiian steel guitar," said Keawe.
ʻAʻohe ipu leo a uila koe wale no ke kîkâ kila Hawaiʻi.
This year's competition honors the musical contributions of Genoa Keawe.
A i kçia makahiki e hoʻomanaʻo a hoʻohanohano pû ʻia ana ʻo ʻAnakç Genoa Keawe no kona ʻano ʻolina honehone.
"In order to move forward and maintain our culture and community it is really important to remember the past," said Towill.
I mea holopono i mua, pono e nânâ mau i hope.
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