The Academy of Hawaiian Music, Culture & the Arts (AHMCA) was founded in 2015 by a small group of inspired and inspiring Hawaiians dedicated to:
- Improving, promoting, and preserving Hawaiian Music, the Hawaiian Culture and the Hawaiian Arts.
- Re-establishing, reactivating, perpetuating, and protecting the native Hawaiian culture through the education and embodiment of the true values of the Hawaiian people and their ancestors.
- Perpetuating native Hawaiian music, culture, and the arts for Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians through education, public awareness campaigns, and other related activities.
Mahalo nui loa
The initial phase of the AHMCA’s efforts was supported by a generous grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority‘s “Kukulu Ola – Living Hawaiian Culture” program
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made possible by the guidance and assistance of Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc with a mission to protect, preserve, and develop island communities with a focus on Maui County through the implementation, management and fiscal sponsorship of innovative agricultural, civic, cultural, economic and environmental projects.
Through future fundraising activities, AHMCA aims to create and promote a rich series of lessons designed to broaden awareness about the post-1970s Hawaiian cultural Renaissance and appreciation for its profound effects on contemporary life in Hawaii.
AHMCA Board of Directors
George Kahumoku, Jr., founder, vice-president
Wayne Wong, president
John A. Hau‘oli Tomoso, treasurer
Flora Wong, secretary