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Grammy says ‘Aloha’ to Hawaii nod

Island music finds its place

After decades of lobbying by the island’s music industry, this year the Recording Academy finally presented a Grammy for Hawaiian music album.

Friday’s reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt celebrated the kudos milestone with perfs and a barrage of banana liqueur and rum drinks.

“There has always been an image of Hawaiian music as a novelty, and this Hollywood image of the hula,” said Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts’ Alan Yamamoto. “Finally, people outside of Hawaii are recognizing authentic Hawaiian music.”

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