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Nina Kealiiwahamana Bio and Photos

This picture of Hawaii singer Nina Kealiiwahamana was taken at Amy Hanaialii's August 2008 CD release party where Nina was performing as a special guest artist.


Nina Kealiiwahamana
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Nina Kealiiwahamana was the lead performer of the "Hawaii Calls" radio show from 1958 through 1974 and from 1984 to 1993 she often hosted the show. She has been a featured performer at many of Hawaii's top showrooms including those at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Kahala Hilton Hotel, and the Waikiki Biltmore Hotel. She has also performed internationally in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Mexico.

Facts About Nina Kealiiwahamana
  • Nina's Mother: Vickie Ii Rodriguez
  • She sang solo on the Hawaii Calls radio program from 1958 to 1974
  • After her radio career she sang at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • In the 1970's she recorded an album with Jack DeMello entitled simply "Nina"
  • Later she sang as a mezzo soprano with several different symphonies and Hawaiian bands and performed abroad on behalf of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau.
  • 1992 Na Hoku Hanohano Liftime Achievement Award
  • 2007 Legacy Awards Honored Past Winners
  • She recorded two more albums, on the Mountain Apple and Surfside label and in 2003 her classic "Nina" album was re-released.
  • Album "Love Songs With Memories" was released in 1995
  • Nina was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2006

    Nina Kealiiwahamana Photos and Articles
  • Nina at Amy Hanaialii's 2008 CD Release Party
  • Nina's November 2008 Hawaii Theatre Concert

    Recordings of Nina Kealiiwahamana
    Over the years Nina Kealiiwahamana has recorded under quite a few different record labels including Waikiki Records, Hula Records, Capitol Records, Music of Polynesia, Surfside Records, and Victor Recordings.



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