Jul 27 2019
Tribal Affiliation: Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)
Artistic Discipline: Musician
2018 AIP Fellow
Kahului, Hawai’i

Halemanu's deep vocals and fingers that dance on the strings of ukulele and guitar have become the hallmark of his “Jazz Infused Rock N Roll, with Hawaiian Soul” music. He is an award-winning musician and captivating live performer that not only plays music but plays with his music.  Halemanu is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) whose family heritage in the islands is traced back over 800 years. His performances reflect this rich culture with stories of past and present life in Hawai’i .  He has shared the stage and worked with a multitude of Hawai’i artists, as well as, members of Aerosmith, Willie Nelson, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.