“The Lim Family” grew to be an award-winning family musical group known throughout Hawaii and the world. Descending from North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Mary Ann, Nani, Sonny and Lorna of the Lim Family have been a staple of Hawaiian Music for 35 years. With 7 recordings, two which hold the coveted Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Traditional Hawaiian Music” and one for “Group of the Year”,
Known for their angelic harmony, they each specialize in specific instruments. With Mary Ann and Nani on Ukulele, Sonny on guitar, and Lorna on the upright bass, together, their instruments and voices combine to create the sweetest of sounds of traditional and contemporary Hawaii. In 2012 they received the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Hawaiian Music.
The transcendence of Hawaiian culture through generations is of high value to The Lim Family. Currently, The Lim Family is introducing the next generation of performers. Nieces’ Namakana, “Miss Aloha Hula 2006” and Nanea Davis Lim along with Nani’s children Manaola and Asialynn Yap and Lorna’s daughter Wehileimamo Ryder Lim are the future of Hula for the Family. Meanwhile, Sonny’s daughter Anuhea is a Slack Key virtuoso of the new era.
The Lim Family Generations musicans:
Mary Ann Lim – vocals & ‘ukulele
Nani Lim – vocals & ‘ukulele
Sonny Lim – vocals bass guitar
Lorna Lim – vocals & upright bass
Anuhea Lim – Slack Key Guitar (Sonny’s Daughter)
Nāmakana Davis Lim - Miss Aloha Hula 2006 (niece)
Nanea Davis Lim (Niece and sister of Nāmakana)
Manaola (Nani’s Son)
Asialynn (Nani’s Daughter)
Wehi Lim (Lorna’s Daughter)
Popular or famous Lim Family music songs and recordings:
Pua Olena, Auntie Geona Medley, Kahealani, Kohala I Love
You, Ka Uluwehi o ke Kai, Alohanamakanamaikalanimai.
More music songs Loe Nahenahe, Grandpa Tell Me 'bout The
Good Old Days, Po La'ila'i, Sweet Ka Makani, Ke Kaiaulu,
Kahea a Ke Aloha, Hula O Ha'ena, E Ho'i Aloha I Ke
Kulaiwi, Maika'i Ke 'Ala Hanu O Kohala, Lae Ka Lae Lae,
Awaawa O Kahana, He Hene Ahahana. More music songs
Moanike'ala, Mauna Loa, Hilo Hula.
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