We are pleased to announce the presentation of awards to performing artists, songwriters, choreographers, dancers, dance troupes, halaus, musicians, filmmakers, designers (including costume and hair) that have made outstanding contributions in island music and dance.
HOW SELECTIONS ARE MADE
The Awards Team will attend performances of individuals and groups throughout the year and makes selections. Also, videos of performances will be viewed by the Awards Team if unable to attend locally and/or out of state performances. The Awards Team is an anonymous group.
TYPES OF AWARDS
Awards will come in the form of certificates, plaques, and trophies*
THE JU’BAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
In Genesis 4:21 it says about Ju’bal: “He was the founder of all those who play the harp and the pipe (or “flute”)”. Since, Ju’bal is described as the "ancestor of all who played the harp and flute." It is fitting that he is also recognized and that the award be named after him.
The Ju’Bal Lifetime Achievement Award be given to individual performing artists showing outstanding performances and also includes being reliable and dependable as it relates to attending their schedule performances.
Outstanding Dance Company
Outstanding Musical Group
Outstanding Costume/Fashion Design
Recipients of the 2017 Ju’Bal Lifetime Achievement Award
To Be Announced at Festival on Sunday, November 17, 2017!!
Recipients of the 2016 Ju’Bal Lifetime Achievement Award
Eddie Detroit/Mondo Exotica/Island Tiki Jazz Music
Kumu Kaimi Matthews Valdez/Kaimikahu Hale O Hula I Te Fa'a O Te Mahana/Polynesian Dances
Miguel “El Mambo” DeLeon/Latin Music
Recipients of the 2015 Ju’Bal Lifetime Achievement Award
Keo Wolford, Filmaker/Director for THE HAUMĀNA Movie, Hawaii
Kumu Hula Carolyn Castro, Choreography/Costume Design, Providence, RI
Abyssinia Benefsefji, Creative Improvisation in Belly Dance
Dr. Vance Inouye, Outstanding Performance in Latin Dances
Sarah King, Outstanding Performance in Caribbean Music