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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hawaii Music Awards

Saturday, March 27, 2009
Empress Restaurant, Chinese Cultural Plaza

Erick and I volunteered to be the photographers at this year's Hawaii Music Awards. I thought it would be a good experience for me, plus I could practice my flash photography (yuk!). Note to self: Listen to more Hawaiian music so you know who all these people are!! I think I recognized all of 3 people in the room :\ Oh well, it was fun anyways!
We were all squished in this tiny room and I swear I was in EVERYONE'S way...not much room to move around to get the best shots. We did get permission to sit right in front of the stage though!
Johnny Kai and Mihana Souza
This is Larry Rivera. When I took this picture I had no idea who he was...he was actually here receiving a lifetime achievement award!
Uluwehi Guerrero and Cyril Pahinui
Eric Lee
Miss Hawaii USA Renee Nobriga
This is Makaala Perry. She's 10 years old and she won an award for children's album of the year. She sang Kimito Itsu Made Mo and totally blew us away.
Dr. Jorge Camara
Sonja Mendez
Our Mayor Mufi Hannemann
Sunny-Aloha Miller and Makana


Betty Townsend said...

Great pictures. We've seen Makana in concert with Na Leo several years ago. They were in the East Bay area for a Christmas concert. He is awesome!

Les said...

Thanks Betty, yah he is awesome! Too bad he didn't play that, that must've been a great concert!

jalna said...

Very nicely done Leslie. Great photos!

Les said...

Thanks Jalna! Now if I could only get this stupid template to cooperate!