Original Ho’okena is:
Featuring Special Guest Keali'i Reichel
Since forming in 1986, Ho'okena has been synonymous with classic Hawaiian music. Having released 12 albums, the group has won four Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and earned three GRAMMY® nominations. Their most recent nomination was for “Ho’okena 3.0,” released in May 2017, for the “Best Regional Roots Album” category.
The group has been not only recognized for their excellence in recording, composing and creating Hawaiian contemporary music, but for traveling the world to share harmonious music, authentic hula and to promote Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage.
Whether they are playing for thousands of concertgoers at Carnegie Hall or a small, intimate gathering, Ho'okena’s love of Hawaiian music resonates throughout any venue.