Mai ka wailele aweawe 'o Hi'ilawe a i ka haka lewa kai 'o Nu'alolo, ke aloha nui ia kakou a pau.
My name is Hawane Rios and I come from the small country town of Waimea nestled in the protection of the majestic and sacred Mauna a Wakea. My ancestral roots stretch from rolling hills of Kohala to the sandy beaches of Anaeho'omalu. My connection to the earth mother is deep and true for my family has raised me to know that the earth is as much a part of us as we are apart of it. The beautiful power of the elements have served as inspiration for my musical compositions strengthening my connection and respect for this land as I continue to sing my praises for the world. The gentle breeze that touches my skin to the comforting feeling of the seas embrace capture my heart to honor them with song. I have learned that music sends out a kind of healing vibration that can't be touched by anything else. It is never ending and travels onward touching souls one chord at a time. My hope is to write and lift my voice in honor of those who came before, those who live during this time of change, and those who are yet to come. E ola mau na iwi, e ola.