Grammy Winners To Talk Future of HI Music

Amy Stillman, Daniel Ho & Tia Carrere To Hold Free Forum Discussing the Future of Hawaiian Music

Grammy Winners To Talk Future of HI Music

Two-time Grammy Award winning singer (and actor) Tia Carrere and four-time Grammy winning producer-performer Daniel Ho will join professor of Hawaiian language Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman for an open forum session on the future of Hawaiian music. The admission is free for this event, to be held at the University of Hawaii on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.

The conversation here will be one that began last year with Stillman’s “aia i ka wai” cultural debate series, that opens the forum on the future of Hawaiian music. Stillman, who has been a big contributor to a number of Ho’s albums (including translation on Ho’s version of “Nothing Compares 2U” that plays during the credit roll on Forgetting Sarah Marshall), added this special session following the recent announcement regarding the Grammy Award board of directors' decision to cease the Hawaiian music category. The gravity of this announcement, which came last week, sent shock waves through the Hawaiian music world, both in-state, and beyond.

We encourage any and all who have an opinion, or simply wish to be educated, to attend the session. The location of the session is the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, on the UH Mānoa campus, located at 2645 Dole Street in Honolulu.

Stillman added this special session following the recent announcement regarding the Grammy Award board of directors' decision to remove the Hawaiian music category.