Maui Arts & Entertainment

Ka Himeni Ana Music Competition Contest Submission Deadline Extended

July 15, 2011, 4:31 PM HST
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Last year's winner was the musical group Hoopii. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Pacific Entertainment.

By Sonia Isotov

The contestant submission deadline for the Hawaiian music competition ‘Ka Himeni Ana’ has been extended to Friday, July 29th.

Presented by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, the competition and concert is being held at the Hawaii Theatre on Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Contestants vie for 6 cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,200.

‘Ka Himeni Ana’ features local groups performing the soft voice music style called nahenahe, with no microphones or amplified instruments and sung in the Hawaiian language.


Applications and recordings will be reviewed by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and contestants selected from the applications received on or before July 29th.


To apply as a contestant, groups (no solo acts) with 2 – 5 members must submit a Ka Himeni Ana  contestant information form and a cassette tape or CD recording to: P.O. Box 30337, Honolulu, HI 96820  or dropped off at 1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Roof Deck Suite #6A-1, Honolulu, HI 96814. Mark it:  Attention: Ka Himeni Ana 2011.  Contestant application can be downloaded. For questions or more  information, please  email [email protected] or [email protected]

The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame presents the 27th annual ‘Ka Himeni Ana’ at the Hawaii Theatre on Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now.  Balcony seats are available for $23 and orchestra/loge seating is $33 (pricing includes $3 restoration fee for Hawaii Theater). Tickets can be purchased at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, charge by phone at (808) 528-0506, or online at For more information on the event please visit

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