Skip to main content

Hines, Elaine Nickie Ahuna

Nā Momi Hoʻoheno Oral History Series
Featuring: Elaine Nickie Ahuna Hines

Nā Momi Hoʻoheno was created to capture the treasured life stories of our Hawaiian people so that future generations might be enriched by these priceless moʻolelo of our cherished and unique way of life.

Elaine Nickie Ahuna Hines was born in Hilo, Hawaiʻi on August 28, 1927. Aunty Nickie has been playing Hawaiian music for more than 70 years. At the age of 9, she made her first professional debut with noted Hilo singer/composer, Albert Nahale-a. Since then she has played with some of Hawaiʻi’s top musicians including Aunty Genoa Keawe.