On The Scene
Waikiki Beach Walk honors musicians
Hailama Farden, left, president of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, joined kahu Zosimo Arista Jr.; Eric Masutomi, vice president of planning for Outrigger Enterprises Group; Mel Kaneshige, executive vice president of Outrigger Enterprises Group; and James "Kimo" M.K. Stone, president of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, at Waikiki Beach Walk for Saturday's opening of a display honoring the seven Hall of Fame inductees of 2007.
Mahi Beamer, recipient of HARA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 and a 2007 Hall of Fame inductee, thrilled the crowd when he stood to dance a spontaneous hula to "Holo Wa'a Pa."
Kahauanu Lake, center, founder and longtime spiritual leader of the Hall of Fame, was joined by Nina Keali'iwahamana (HARA 1992, HMHF 2006), Marlene Sai (HARA 2004, HMHF 2007), Dorothy Kalima (representing the late Jesse Kalima, HARA 2005, HMHF 2007) and Eddie Kamae (HARA 1992, HMHF 2007). Lake received HARA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame -- at the insistence of the board of directors -- in 2004.
Alan Yoshioka, left, a member of HARA's board of governors, greeted Hall of Fame Directors Van Horn Diamond, seated, and Richard M. Towill, right, and Diamond's grandson Kawika Diamond after a free "Na Mele No Na Pua" concert. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders performed on the grand lanai to cap the proceedings with more than an hour of traditional Hawaiian music.
"Na Mele No Na Pua" co-host Kimo Kahoano, left, and event honoree Eddie Kamae chatted with Rose Tam-Hoy after the concert. Tam-Hoy celebrates her 85th birthday on Saturday, and because Kamae will not be able to go to the party, he serenaded her a cappella.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Waikiki Beach Walk sponsored Saturday's program honoring the 2007 inductees to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. The original headline for this article implied that the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts hosted the program.