From my mountain to your mountain, from my river to your river, from my ancestors to your ancestors, and from my light to your light, Aloha no... My name is Hawane Rios, my mountain is Mauna Kea, my river is Kohākōhau, and the land that me raised me is Pu’ukapu, Waimea, Hawai’i. I am a chanter, dancer, singer and songwriter. I believe that music is the portal in which my unwavering love for the land, mountains, waters and people came to be.
Music is a conduit for sound vibrations to heal the mind body and soul of the people and the land. It connects us all together regardless of color, age, beliefs, and histories. Contained in the vibration of my music, is the unifying message centered on protecting the rights of our beautiful earth, our Mother. From this understanding, I’ve been moved to write and sing songs that reflect my deep love and commitment to Mauna Kea and all sacred places.
For the past two years I have been working on a full length album comprised of original compositions that focus on social justice, unified change, universal healing, and the movements many have stood for to protect the earth and Indigenous cultural practices and rights. The musicians featured on this album are amongst those whom I have formed a true and sacred friendship through years of harmonizing our voices, intentions, and experiences together. Their presence as the heartbeat of this album is profoundly special to me.
In alignment with the blessings of the mountain, I met my producer, Matthias Scheffler, while he was visiting Hawai’i at the ahu (altar) of Pu’u Huluhulu at the base of Mauna Kea. Little did I know that two years later I would be recording with him on the polar opposite side of the planet in Germany. It is a privilege and an honor to be creating music with someone who truly trusts and believes in me, my voice, my heart and my music.
As many of you are aware, the stance for Mauna Kea and movements throughout Hawaii and on Turtle Island have been an integral part of my life throughout the time I have spent working on my music. I am so excited to announce that the tracks are almost complete and you can listen to them here .
The final stages of completing this album will require one last trip to the recording studio in Germany this fall. I am asking for your support to raise funds which will be utilized for travel, musicians and recording, CD production, promotion and marketing to help reach all the corners of the world.
The money we raise will go towards:
+15k will help us cover travel costs, studio and production costs as well as engineering and mastering costs.
+ 5k will help us with producing my CD and getting it ready for distribution.
In gratitude to each and everyone of you for donating to this gift of music;
+For everyone who donates $100.00 or more you will receive a Mauna Kea Shawl. (shawls will be sent out as long as supply lasts)
(We will follow up with you by email.)
Mahalo nui loa, thank you for supporting this vision and purpose to create and share my music rooted in the traditions of my ancestors and inspired by social justice.
From my heart to your heart in the highest vibration of Aloha, I extend my love to all of you from the purest part of my soul, the same part of my being that these songs are born from.
Kū Kia‘i Mauna. Together We Rise.
PS- For updates check out HawaneMusic and Idle No More Mauna Kea on FB
Aloha, on behalf of the HawaneMusicTeam we extend our gratitude to each of you for supporting Hawane and her music inspired by Mauna Kea and and sacred places and movements around the world. I have witnessed Hawaneʻs transformation blossom throughout her journey to create a vibration, sound and melody that truly is meant to touch the heart and heal the spirit.
The donations from the gofundme account will go directly to Hawane and her music team to be utilized specifically for Airfares,Travel costs, Musicans,Studio Costs, Production Costs, Engineer Costs, Mastering Cost, CD Production (1000 p), Artwork & Design, and Photoshooting most of which will be completed in Germany.
Mother and Manager
Mahalo to Nahko Bear for supporting Hawaneʻs music and collaborating with her on this debut Cd. Pictured here with Nahko Bear is Pua Case and Hawane after his win at the Native American Music Awards for Record of the Year for HOKA which both Pua and Hawane were featured on.
Mauna Update posted November 28, 2017
Thanks to your support, this summer we were able to raise nearly 50% of our funding goal for our mission of producing Hawane Rios debut album!
With the $9,321.00 dollars you helped us raise we are now able to fund the airfare, lodging and food for Hāwane as she prepares to travel to Germany in December. Thank you very much!
We are announcing the re-launching of Hawane’s GofundMe Account this December to finish raising the funds to finalize and produce an album that contains the vibration of her music, the unifying message centered on protecting the rights of our beautiful earth, our Mother, songs that reflect her deep love and commitment to Mauna Kea and all sacred places, and spread the message of healing to the world!
We are asking you to join us this December to finish raising the remaining funds. The remaining funds will go towards studio costs, musicians, and production costs to complete the album while in Germany.
We also are excited to announce that when you donate $100 or more you qualify to claim one of our Mauna Kea shawls.
Join us in reaching our finish line. Listen to the samples of Hawane’s music on youtube and share this gofundme with 20 of your friends today.