Aloha from Hawaii Newsletter
Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The Top Hawaii
Music Artists of 2015

Hawaii has its own red carpet event, and it’s called the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Attendees don their most flattering gowns and –gasp!—actual suits instead of aloha shirts, and anxiously yet gracefully await the recognition of their favorite Hawaiian music artists in the ballroom of the Hawaii Convention Center.

From instrumental composition and vocalists of the year, to reggae, slack key and rock albums of the year—the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, also affectionately referred to as “Na Hokus,” cover everything from favorite songs and albums, to most entertaining and best graphic artists. And, in the Hawaii style, everyone cheers for everyone.

As a community, Hawaii’s music artists are so supportive of one another; working closely together on many projects, dozens of names came up as finalists repeatedly, so it’s hard to say who truly stood out among the rest when it’s more of a celebration of the industry as a whole.

Of course, there are some outliers, like … Read More
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Molokai Cowboys

Molokai's Cowboys

The “Friendly Island” of Molokai is more than just a pretty face. While it’s the closest to “old Hawaii” that one can get, residents say, the island isn’t all calm breeze and tranquil seas all the time—in the best possible way! The wide range of rodeo events at this year’s Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo ran the gamut from Mixed Roping to Keiki Barrels to high-energy Bull Riding. The event attracted over 2,000 rodeo enthusiasts and professional riders.

Check out this video of this year’s Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo:
Molokai Rodeo
Hawaii's Flowers and Leis

and Leis

The Hawaiian Islands abound with beautiful, fragrant flowers. Learn more about them from this story in the KAUAI DRIVE GUIDE.
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Atlantis Submarines
Dive Deep in a Real Submarine

One of the coolest ocean activities to try while in Hawaii is to take a ride in a real submarine. Atlantis Submarines makes this family-friendly fantasy a solid reality. Their subs dive quietly and smoothly to depths of 100 feet, revealing the fascinating coral reefs, fish and sunken ships (Maui) and planes (Oahu), all in air-conditioned comfort.  Read More.

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