KAUMAKAIWA TAKES HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND MALE VOCALIST HOKUS

June 10, 2009, 6:13 AM HST · Updated June 11, 2:21 PM
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KAUMAKAIWA TAKES HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND MALE VOCALIST HOKUS

The 32nd Na Hoku Hanohano awards were presented last night (June 9, 2009) to the top vocalists and musicians from across the state.  Earning the esteemed Male & Female Vocalist and Group of the Year categories were Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, Natalie Ai Kamauu and Holunape.  Musicians with Maui ties taking top honors were Amy Hanaiali’I for Contemporary Album of the Year, Jeff Peterson for Instrumental Album of the year, and Kevin & Ikaika Brown for their contribution to a slack key masters album that earned Compilation Album of the Year.  Maui’s Keali’I Reichel joined Fred Krauss and Puakea Nogelmeier in earning the Liner Notes Hoku for the Kamalei, collection 2 album.

A complete list of the 2009 winners is as follows:

Male Vocalist of the Year: Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole

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Female Vocalist of the Year: Natalie Ai Kamauu for the album entitle ‘I

Group of the Year: Holunape for Ahea? ‘Ano!

Most Promising Artist of the Year: Kupaoa for their album Pili O Ke Ao

Album of the Year: …With Aloha by Pali, produced by D.J. Pratt and Pali Ka’aihue.

Song of the Year: Island Days by Pali Ka’aihue

Favorite Entertainer of the Year: Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa for Force of Nature

Contemporary Album of the Year: Aumakua by Amy Hanaiali’i

Hawaiian Album of the Year: Ahea? ‘Ano! By Holunape

Hip Hop/R&B Album of the Year: Reborn by A Touch of Gold

Instrumental Album of the Year: Haleakala by Jeff Peterson and Riley Lee

Island Music Album of the Year: …With Aloha by Pali

Jazz Album of the Year: Tropic Rhapsody by Teresa Bright

Reggae Album of the Year: Nothing to Hide by Rebel Souljahs

Religious Album of the Year: All for One by Del Beazley

Rock Album of the Year: Many Classics, Kalapana Plays Their Best by Kalapana

Slack Key Album of the Year: Hawaii Island…Is My Home by John Keawe

Anthology Album of the Year: “Unforgettable” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and the Makaha Sons

Christmas Album of the Year: E Ola Ke Ali’i: The Na Kama Christmas Collection Vol. 1

Complilation: Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Master Series Vol. II

Music Video DVD of the Year: Kamehameha Schools 2008 Song Contest

Graphics: Aina by Peter Apo

Engineering: Milan Bertosa, D.J. Pratt and Gaylord Holomalia for Many Classics, Kalapana Plays Their Best

Liner Notes: Fred Krauss, Puakea Nogelmeier, and Keali’i Reichel for the album Kamaile: Keali’I Reichel Collection Two by Keali’i Reichel.

Hawaiian Language Performance: Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole for Kaumakaiwa

Haku Mele: Joseph Brian Badis & Kellen Paik for Uluwehikalunaoka’ala from Pili O Ke Ao by Kupaoa.

NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST ON KFVE

The 32nd Annual Na Hoku Hanohano awards will be held tonight (Tuesday, June 09, 2009) at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu.

Artists being considered for female vocalist of the year are Diana Aki, Teresa Bright, Amy Hanaiali’I, Natalie Ai Kamauu and Ku’uipo Kumukahi.

In the Male vocalist category, it’s Howard Ai, Del Beazley, Darren Benitez, Bill Kaiwa, Kauakaiwa Kanaka’ole and Aron Sala.

The Awards and festivities will be telecast live on K5 the Home Team statewide and via the web at http://www.k5thehometeam.com/ beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The complete list of categories and respective nominees is as follows:

Most Promising Artist

Anita Hall – Send Love

Hapa Folk – Good Fun

KÅ«paoa – Pili O Ke Ao

Mānoa Voices – A University Hawaiian Combo

Dave Tucciarone – Time

Anthology Album of the Year

50th Greatest Songs of Hawaii – Various

Best of Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners – Various

Kamalei: Kealii Reichel Collection-Two – Kealii Reichel

Keys of Love – Kapena

Unforgettable – Israel Kamakawiwoole and the Makaha Sons

Christmas Album of the Year

Aloha Kalikimaka: A Hawaiian Christmas – Maui Jam

Christmas Aloha – Various

E Ola Ke Alii: The Nā Kama Christmas Collection Vol. 1 – Nā Kama

Kimo’s Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas – Jim “Kimo” West

Kohala Christmas – Kohala

Winds and Colors of Christmas – Ilima Rivera

Compilation of the Album

Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Master Series Vol. II – Various

Hawaiian Style 5 – Various

Live at Iolani School Fair Vol. 1 – Various

Love, Love, Love – Various

Pink CD – Various

Music Video DVD of the Year

Guava Jelly – Camille Velasco

Kamehameha Schools 2008 Song Contest – Kamehameha Schools

Like Ocean, Like Lace – Cheryl Bartlett

Contemporary Album of the Year

Acoustic Beauty – Tahiti Rey

Another Rainbow – Jeff Rasmussen

Aumakua – Amy Hanaialii

Everyday – Ten Feet

Full Circle – Titus Kinimaka

Dave Tucciarone – Time

Hawaiian Album of the Year

Ä€hea? Ä€no – Holunape

Destiny – Brothers Cazimero

Kaumakaiwa – Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

Pili O Ke Ao – KÅ«poa

Yesterday and Today – Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii

Hip Hop / R&B Album of the Year

Alive and Well – King Kekai

Connie – Connie Cruz

Hawaii and Beyond – Ryan Hiraoka

Planet Earth – Nigel Kauanui

Reborn – A Touch of Gold

Instrumental Album of the Year

Contemporary Ukulele Instrumentals – Kalei Gamioa

From the Heart – Noly Paa

Haleakalā – Jeff Peterson & Riley Lee

Kohala Live – Kohala

Spotlight – Ohta-san

Island Music Album of the Year

Aina – Peter Apo

Dear Mama – Darren Benitez

Force of Nature – Ledward Kaapana & Mike Kaawa

The White Bathtub – Ken Makuakane

…With Aloha – PALI

Jazz Album of the Year

Aloha Monday – Aaron Kaleo

Hawaiian Jazz – Stephen Jones & Bryan Kessler

Live at the Dragon Upstairs – Ginai & Pierre

Tropic Rhapsody – Teresa Bright

The Very Thought of You – Shea Argel

Reggae Album of the Year

The Bond that Binds – Kāwao

Free Again – Kontiki

ItÊ»s About Time – Dani Girl

Nothing to Hide – Rebel Souljahs

WeÊ»re Coming – Pohaku

Religious Album of the Year

All for One – Del Beazley

Heaven In Your Heart – Debra Lynn

My Generation – SRM Worship

Psalms for Healing – Wesley Taira

Send Love – Anita Hall

Tiffa – Tiffa Garza

Rock Album of the Year

Admit One – Pimpbot

Imua – Imua Garza

Light You Up – Kristofer David Gray

Many Classics, Kalapana Plays Their Best -Kalapana

A Sense of Urgency – Upstanding Youth

Slack Key Album of the Year

Hanalei Tradition – Doug & Sandy McMaster

Hawaii Island.. Is My Home – John Keawe

Kaowahi – Ben P. Kaili Jr.

Paradise on the Ocean – Doug Fitch

Somewhere – Danny Carvalho

Female Vocalist of the Year

Diana Aki – Kalihi

Teresa Bright – Tropic Rhapsody

Amy Hanaialii – Aumakua

Natalie Ai Kamauu – Ī

Kuuipo Kumukahi – LetÊ»s Hula

Group of the Year

Brothers Cazimero – Destiny

Holunape – Ä€hea? Ä€no!

Led Kapaana & Mike Kaawa – Force of Nature

Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii – Yesterday & Today

PALI – …with Aloha

Male Vocalist of the Year

Howard K. Ai – Kaleihulumano

Del Beazley – All for One

Darren Benitez – Dear Mama

Bill Kaiwa – Na Halia

Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole – Kaumakaiwa

Aaron Salā – Napoona Mahina: the Illusion of Reality

Album of the Year

Ä€hea? Ä€no! – Holunape

Aumakua – Amy Hanaialii

Destiny – Brothers Cazimero

Kaumakaiwa – Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

…With Aloha – PALI

Song of the Year

Dear Mama – Darren Benitez

Island Days – Pali T.W. Kaaihue

Ka Imi Loa – Snowbird Bento & Roland Cazimero

Maka Ua – Myrna and Eddie Kamae

Waiaka – Olana & Howard K. Ai

Favorite Entertainer of the Year

Howard K. Ai – Kaleihulumano

Darren Benitez – Dear Mama

Teresa Bright – Tropic Rhapsody

Brothers Cazimero – Destiny

Amy Hanaialii – Aumakua

Holunape – Ä€hea? Ä€no!

Ledward Kaapana & Mike Kaawa – Force of Nature

Natalie Ai Kamauu – Ī

Kuuipo Kumukahi – LetÊ»s Hula

PALI – …with Aloha

Technical and Adjudicated Awards

Graphics

Aina – Peter Apo

From the Heart – Noly Paa

Unforgettable – Israel Kamakawiwoole and the Makaha Sons

E Hula Mai Kakou – Nā Leo

Napo’ona Mahina: the Illusion of Reality – Aaron Salā

Liner Notes

1. Olana Ai for Kaleihulumamo, Howard K. Ai (Ginger Doggie)

2. Robert Cazimero and Roland Cazimero for Destiny, The Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)

3. Gerald Kahula Hirata for Aloha ‘Anianiau, Leilani Rivera Bond (Leilani)

4. Kahauanu Lake for E Hula Mai Kakou, Nä Leo (OneHawaii)

5. Puakea Nobelmeier, Fred Krauss, and Keali’i Reichel for Kamalei: Keali’i Reichel Collection –

Two, Keali’i Reichel (Punahele)

Engineering

Fred Li and Eric Kop – Bop Tribal (Bop Tribal)

Kit Ebersbach – Tropic Rhapsody (Teresa Bright)

Shawn Livingston Moseley – Altar Native (Millicent Cummings)

Shawn Livingston Moseley – White Bathtub (Kenneth Makuakane)

Milan Bertosa, DJ Pratt, and Gaylord Holomalia – Many Classics, Kalapana Plays Their Best

Hawaiian Language Performance

Leilani Rivera Bond for Aloha ‘Anianiau

Holunape for Ähea? ‘Änö

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole for Kaumakaiwa

Küpaoa for Pili O Ke Ao

Aaron J. Salä for Näpo’ona Mahina – The Illusion of Reality

Haku Mele

Kainani Kahaunaele for Pulupë I Ka ‘Ili from Näpo’ona Mahina – The Illusion of Reality by Aaron J.

Salä

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole for Lani Kau Keha from Kaumakaiwa by Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

Lehua Kalima Heine for Lei ‘Awapuhi from E Hula Mai Käkou by Nä Leo

Joseph Brian Badis and Kellen Paik for Uluwehikalunaoka’ala, from Pili O Ke Ao by Küpaoa.

Kainani Kahaunaele for E Huli Ho’i Mai from E Hula Mai Käkou by Nä Leo

(Placeholder image courtesy nahokuhanohano.org)

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