Hāwane Rios

Hāwane Rios

Kanaka Maoli


Hāwane Rios is a Kiaʻi (protector), chanter, dancer, singer/songwriter, musician, resource educator, and cultural practitioner.  Her mountain is Mauna Kea, her rivers are Kohākohau and Waikōloa, and the land that raised her is Puʻukapu Waimea. Rios’ work is centered around protecting earth, sacred places, Indigenous peoples, and all living beings.

Her current album tells the stories of her family and their legacy as people from the valley of ʻwini, as people of the four rivers of Waimea, and as descendants of Keʻalalauaʻe, our Great grandmother, the keeper of our traditions.

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