The Hawaiian music legend Amy Hānaialiʻi performs from Waimea, a particularly special location for the six-time Grammy nominee. She discusses how her ancestors originated from the region of Waimea, contributing to her deepened sense of Wahi Pana, or connection to the land. Accompanied by a group of Hula dancers, Hānaialiʻi displays the full breadth of her falsetto vocals that have made her such an essential voice in the Hawaiian music scene today.
“Live from My Den” is a digital series available on Variety.com showcasing some of today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. The special Hawaiian edition showcases Native Hawaiian artists in their celebrated spaces, their connection to the land, and the traditions of Hawaiian music. Read the article and watch Amy’s full episode here.
Amy Hānaialiʻi discusses how her ancestors originated from the region of Waimea, contributing to her deepened sense of Wahi Pana, or connection to the land.
One of the most successful Hawaiian music artists ever, Amy Hānaiali’i is Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist of all time. She has an extensive body of work, with fifteen studio albums in over twenty five years. A world-renowned performer, Hānaiali’i has represented Hawai’i on prestigious stages across the world, playing at multiple inaugural balls for President Obama, performing for the Dalai Lama, and becoming the first entertainer ever to perform in the Great Hall in Tiananmen Square, China. Her combination of traditional Hawai’ian influences and classically trained vocals have made her one of the most successful voices of Hawai’i’s musical community, and a multiple Grammy-nominee.