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GRAMMY Nominated Trio Na Hoa Set to Appear at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

GRAMMY nominees Na Hoa is scheduled to appear at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles. The award winning Hawaiian music trio received an official nomination in the category of Best American Roots Music for their hit album release, “Aloha from Na Hoa.”

Na Hoa, a traditional Hawaiian music trio, is a popular musical group noted for their big wins at the 36th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ceremony (Hawaii’s music industry equivalent to the GRAMMYS) held in Honolulu. Na Hoa’s band mates include Ikaika Blackburn (ukulele), Keoni Souza (bass) and Hale Seabury-Akaka (guitar). Na Hoa, which translates as "the friends," formed in 2002. 

The group won four prestigious music awards, including Album of the Year for the group’s self-titled and first-ever album. The other awards include Group of the Year, Most Promising Artist, and Hawaiian Music Album of the Year. Na Hoa followed with the release of a Christmas “EP” entitled “Cha-Lang-a-Lang Christmas,” which also garnered a Hōkū award.

Na Hoa recently released a brand new album titled “Aloha From Na Hoa!” which has been nominated for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards®.  In addition, Na Hoa is scheduled to perform at the GRAMMY Museum® on February 6th at a special VIP event during GRAMMY week at 4:30 pm The event will be open to the public at 7:30 pm. Information and tickets are available at Grammy.com.

The Recording Academy™ represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

The GRAMMY Awards® will be televised on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network.

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