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- Home of Duke’s Waikiki
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- Voyager 47 Club Lounge
Kani Ka Pila Grille 14th Annual Talent Search
Performers of Traditional or Contemporary Hawaiian Music
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort invites up-and-coming music artists to enter this contest that could put you on the path to stardom!
How to Enter
Provide a link to video performance posted online or submit a music sample on DVD.
Submissions must include:
- Artist or group name
- Artist or group photo (300 dpi)
- Contact person
- Email address
- Phone number
Email submissions to Luana Maitland at [email protected].
All entries must be received by October 30, 2021.
The finals will take place during the Made in Hawaii Festival at Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 from 11:30 am - 2 pm in front of a distinguished panel of judges:
Bobby Moderow, Grammy-nominee, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner and Maunalua member
Kawika Kahiapo, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner
John Vierra, MELE Program Coordinator at Honolulu Community College, Assistant Professor, Audio Engineering
Luana Mailtand, Director of CUltural Experiences for Kani Ka Pila Grille
One-month paid contract to perform at Kani Ka Pila Grille in 2022.
Personalized social media marketing package featuring an electronic press kit and promotional audio/video clips recorded at Honolulu Community College's Mike Curb MELE Studios.
Sponsors and Partners
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort showcases legends of Hawaiian music nightly at Kani Ka Pila Grille.
Made in Hawaii Festival is an extravaganza of food, fashion, crafts, and live entertainment at Ala Moana Shopping Center from November 11-14, 2021.
Mike Curb MELE Studios at Honolulu Community College supports an associate degree program in music business and audio engineering. The Music and Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) offers local students opportunities to pursue careers in the music industry. The program is affiliated with Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.