Hānaialiʻi Honored With 6th Grammy Nomination

January 26, 2020, 12:44 PM HST · Updated January 27, 8:59 AM
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Hānaialiʻi (right) pictured with Kalani Peʻa (middle), one of the featured artists on the Hawaiian Lullaby by various artists, produced by Imua Garza and Kimié Miner (left). Photo courtesy: Kalani Peʻa.

Mauiʻs own Amy Hānaiali’i Gilliom received her sixth Grammy Awards nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album category for her album Kalawaiʻanui, which was released on May 31, 2019.

This was Hānaialiʻiʻs sixth Grammy nomination.

Traditional Gullah music group Ranky Tanky snagged the category honor during the 62nd annual Grammy Awards that was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Also on the list of nominees was the album Hawaiian Lullaby by various artists, produced by Imua Garza and Kimié Miner.

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The category features albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.

Other contenders included: When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs from the Northern Cree; and Recorded Live at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by Rebirth Brass Band.

Below is Hānaialiʻiʻs official music video for “Kalawaiʻanui.”

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