The Hawaiian Music History Web site includes news, photos, event announcements, musician bios, and general information about contemporary and traditional Hawaiian and island-style music in Hawaii. The site also includes information about all of Hawaiiʻs musicians and music events, regardless of the style of music.
“Your Source for the History of Hawaiian Music” A multi-media extension of the radio broadcast by Harry B. Soria, Jr., begun in June 1979. This website is a veritable museum of archived radio shows, photo galleries, artist tributes, and historical dates of note.
Blog, podcasts and playlists by Bill Wynne. Search posts by artists, composers, falsetto, mele, manaʻo, and “Closing Chord” [obituaries].
A non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote, preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian music by celebrating the achievements of significant composers, singers and performers of Hawaiian music.” The Hall of Fame began inducting honorees in 1995, and the website includes tributes to all inductees. There is also a moderated Hall of Fame Forum
Digital access to the monthly newsletters published by The Hawaiian Music Foundation from 1975-1982. A valuable treasure trove of information and news.
An online virtual archive of The Kamehameha Schools Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. Hawaiian music fans will be particularly interested in three of the five areas on this site: 1) Ka Lālā Ola, a video showcase that includes short documentaries, interviews, musical performances, and panel discussions; 2) Kaleinamanu Literary Archive, a Hawaiian Literary Journal conceptualized and edited by Kīhei de Silva from 2004-2007, and includes essays on historical and contemporary mele; and 3) Makali‘i: An Eclectic Array that includes feature stories, Talk Story audio interviews, and CD, book, and film reviews.
Citations to published books and articles about Hawaiian music and hula. The Bibliography is organized into five sections: 1) printed sources of writings about Hawaiian music and hula; 2) biographies of performers and composers; 3) Hawaiian musical instruments—histories; 4) instructional manuals; and 5) published collections of mele repertoire.