Hāwane Rios is a Mauna Kea Protector and award winning singer/songwriter from Puʻukapu, Waimea on the Island of Hawaiʻi. She was raised from an early age in the traditional art forms of chant and dance of her people which created a strong foundation for her passion of music and songwriting. Rios believes that music is a powerful catalyst for change and is moved to write and sing songs with a healing and unifying message. Being of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Chamorro, Taino, Portuguese, and English decent, she feels her lineages, cultural traditions, music, advocacy work, and commitment to aloha ʻāina, love for the land, connects her to the world and to the collective responsibility we have to care for and protect Mother Earth. Kū Kiaʻi Mauna. Together we rise.