05/19/2023 - 6:00pmGet Directions
Hawai'i's top-selling female artist, Amy Hānaiali'i, pays tribute to her Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning song, Pālehua, one of Hawai'i’s most famous songs, and one of the world’s most danced-to songs among hula Hālau across the globe. Amy has added a new verse to the song, is taking special Pālehua performances throughout Hawai'i and beyond, launching a Pālehua Sparkling Wine Rosé, and celebrating a Pālehua day online in 2023.
To celebrate this 25-year milestone, Amy Hānaiali'i, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hawaiian Airlines are partnering to Present the 25 Years of Pālehua.
Pālehua, a beautiful mountain on O'ahu, inspired creative magic when Amy Hānaiali'i and the late Uncle Willie K united there 25 years ago to compose some of Hawai'i’s most beloved songs. The song, Pālehua, was written in tribute to this magical place and it became an instant classic. Honolulu Magazine named it one of the best 50 songs ever written.
Amy Hānaiali'i is a cultural entertainer of Hawaiian, Ojibwe Indian, Norwegian, European descent and Ambassador of Hawaiian music by the Governor of Hawai'i. Her success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgments, including 6 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album & Best Native Roots Music Album, and 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards – Hawai'i’s equivalent to the GRAMMY® awards. Hanaiali'i’s talent emerges from disciplined classical training, fused powerhouse vocals, and honoring her family’s worldly heritage and rooted ancestral responsibility.