The following information is provided by Ka Himeni Ana Hawaiian Music Competition:
HONOLULU, HAWAII (JULY 17, 2012) The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame has extended the contestant application deadline to July 27 for the Ka Himeni Ana Hawaiian music competition. The competition itself will be held on Saturday, August 25 at 7 p.m. at the historic Hawaii Theatre.
Ka Himeni Ana, founded by Richard M. Towill, features Hawaiian music groups performing in the “nahenahe” style, the distinctive Hawaiian music form that features sweet vocal harmony supported by unamplified acoustic instruments. In the past, Ka Himeni Ana has served as a proving ground for artists who went on to become some of the most well-known names in contemporary Hawaiian music, including Holunape, Ho’okena, Pilioha, Ku’uipo Kumukahi, Kanilau and many others.
For those interested in competing at this year’s event, submissions are now being accepted.