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What an INCREDIBLE night!

"Ola na mele Hawai`i i na pu`ukani"  Congratulations to this year's Na Hoku Hanohano nominees and winners!  Mahalo for sharing your music with Hawai`i and around the world. 

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Hawaiian Music Live would like to thank the Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts for having us be one of the presenters and allowing us to do our nearly 8 hour live streamcast from the 42nd Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards! 

We also send a Big Mahalo to all the artist and special guest that graciously took the time to stop by and "talk story" with Bruddah Wade, Randy Hudnall, Aaron Mikami and JD Puli.  Brickwood Galuteria, Blaine Kia and Kalei Kahalewai of Kamanawa, Leato S. Savini, Kale Hannahs, Matt Sproat and David Kamakahi of Waipuna, Lihau Hannahs Paik and Kellen Paik of Kupaoa, Anuhea, Keoni Ku, Eric Lee, Lehua Kalima, Nalani Jenkins, Angela Morales of Na Leo Pilimehana, Danny Kennedy of The Mana’o Company, Evan Khay, Keilana, Izik, Patrick Landeza, Kris Fuchigami, Kenneth and Pono Makuakane, Maggie Herron, Kamalei and Kamaehu Kawa’a and Ed and Greg Juan of Na Wai ‘Eha, Karlie G, Sean Cleland, Ikaika Blackburn, Halehaku Seabury and Keoni Souza of Na Hoa, Nicholas and Zachary Lum and Jonah Solatorio of Keauhou, Sam Kapu and many more...mahalo, mahalo, mahalo! 

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42nd Annual NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS Results

GENERAL CATEGORIES
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Lei Lehua,” Mark Yamanaka (Hula Kūpuna Productions) Mark Yamanaka and Kellen Paik, producers

EP (“EXTENDED PLAY”) OF THE YEAR: “Keoni Ku,” Keoni Ku (Tribal Treble Records)

HAWAIIAN EP (“EXTENDED PLAY”) RELEASE OF THE YEAR: “He Lani Ko Luna, He Honua Ko Lalo,” Institute of Hawaiian Music UH Maui College (Institute of Hawaiian Music) Keola Donaghy and Joel Katz, producers

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “Morning Drive,” Mark Yamanaka (Hula Kūpuna Productions)

HAWAIIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “He Aloha Waiau,” Waipuna (Poki Records)

SONG OF THE YEAR: “Lei Lehua,” Mark Yamanaka and Kalikolīhau Paik from Lei Lehua, Mark Yamanaka (Hula Kūpuna Productions)

INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION (Composer’s Award): “Life Is,” Kris Fuchigami from Life Is (no label)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “Waikalua,” Keauhou (Keauhou)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Anuhea for Follow Me: Deluxe Hawaii Edition (Sono Record Group/AnuheaJams)

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Mark Yamanaka for Lei Lehua (Hula Kūpuna Productions)

GROUP OF THE YEAR: Nā Hoa for Aloha from Nā Hoa (NH Records)

MOST PROMISING ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Nā Wai ‘Ehā for Nā Wai ‘Ehā (NWE Records)

GENRE CATEGORIES
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Process of, The, Sean Cleland (Sean Cleland Music, LLC)

ANTHOLOGY OF THE YEAR (Producer’s Award): Kalapana: The Original Album Collection, Kalapana (Manifesto) Dan Perloff, producer

COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Songs of C&K, The, Various Artists (Kapono Records) Henry Kapono, First Hawaiian Bank, and Lezlee Kaaihue, producers

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Beautiful Day, Na Leo (NLP Music, Inc.)

CONTEMPORARY ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Ukulele Sunshine, Papa Ray (no label)

HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Aloha From Nā Hoa, Nā Hoa (NH Records)

HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Marketplace, Cyril Pahinui (Pahinui Productions

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: From Beneath Mt. Ka‘ala, Punahele (no label)

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ‘Ukulele Hula, Herb Ohta, Jr. (Neos Productions)

ISLAND MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Lei Lehua, Mark Yamanaka (Hula Kūpuna Productions)
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Ton of Trouble, A, Maggie Herron (Herron Song Records)

METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jekyll & Hyde, Storm (Tin Idol Productions)

R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Have Fun, Karlie G (Karlie Goya)

REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Ekolu Music 3: For Hawai‘i, Ekolu (Waiehu Records)

RELIGIOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Nā Mele Pule. Kenneth Makuakāne (KM Music)

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Giant, Deborah Vial Band (North Shore Record Company)

FAVORITE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Taimane

ADJUDICATED AWARDS
HAKU MELE AWARD (Composer’s Award): “No Ānela ‘Uilani, He Inoa,” Zachary Alaka‘i Lum, from Ua Kō, Ua ‘Āina, Keauhou (Keauhou)

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE AWARD: Keauhou for Ua Kō, Ua ‘Āina, Keauhou (Keauhou)

ENGINEERING AWARD, GENERAL: Allan Thomas for Two Sides to Every Story, Allan Thomas (Black Bamboo Recordings)

ENGINEERING AWARD, HAWAIIAN: Wendell Ching and Sean Na‘auao for Nā Keiki O Hawai‘i, Sean Na‘auao (Maliona Records)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: Pīhalanī, Kaulana (Kaulana)

GRAPHICS AWARD: Clarence Lee Design for Ola, Tsutomu Nakai (Wa Taiko THR Inc.)

LINER NOTES AWARD: Chelle Pahinui and Ilihia Gionsion for Marketplace, Cyril Pahinui (Pahinui Productions)


42nd Annual NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS

>> Where: Kalakaua Ballroom, Hawai’i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.

>> When: 5 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019

>> Info: 593-9424, nahokuhanohano.org

>>Tickets: 593-9424,


GENERAL CATEGORIES

Album of the Year

“Aloha from Na Hoa” — Na Hoa (NH Records) Ikaika Blackburn, Keoni Souza and Halehaku Seabury, producers

“Lei Lehua” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions) Mark Yamanaka and Kellen Paik, producers

“Na Wai ‘Eha” — Na Wai ‘Eha (NWE Records) Dave Tucciarone and Na Wai ‘Eha, producers

“No ‘Ane‘i” — Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC) Dave Tucciarone, Kalani Pe‘a and Allan B. Cool, producers

“Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou) Keauhou, producer

Group of the Year

Ekolu for “Ekolu Music 3: For Hawai‘i” (Waiehu Records)

Keauhou for “Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” (Keauhou)

Na Hoa for “Aloha from Na Hoa” (NH Records)

Na Wai ‘Eha for “Na Wai ‘Eha” (NWE Records)

Waipuna for “Waipuna” (Poki Records)

Male Vocalist of the Year

Nathan Aweau for “Mau Loa” (Bass Plus Music Arts)

Sean Na‘auao for “Na Keiki O Hawai‘i” (Maliona Records)

Cyril Pahinui for “Marketplace” (Pahinui Productions)

Kalani Pe‘a for “No ‘Ano‘i” (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC)

Mark Yamanaka for “Lei Lehua” (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Aja for “Pilina” (no label listed)

Anuhea for “Follow Me: Deluxe Hawaii Edition” (Sono Record Group/AnuheaJams)

Karlie G for “Have Fun” (Karlie Goya)

Maggie Herron for “Ton of Trouble, A” (Herron Song Records)

Cindy Paulos for “Peace, Music, and Poems” (Bright Light Productions)

EP (“Extended Play”) Release of the Year

“<3 (Less than 3)” — Tim Rose (no label listed)

“Finding My Way — Drew Henmi (no label listed)

“From the Island of Maui”— Greg Dipiazza & Joel Katz (no label listed)

“Home” — Nick Kurosawa (Aloha Got Soul)

“Keoni Ku” — Keoni Ku (Tribal Treble Records)

“My Hawaii (Will Always Be Here)” — Kamuela Kahoano (Green Light Go HI Productions)

“Tribute to Pat Benatar, A” — Evil Genius (Tin Idol Productions)

Hawaiian EP (“Extended Play”) Release of the Year

“He Lani Ko Luna, He Honua Ko Lalo” — Institute of Hawaiian Music UH Maui College (Institute of Hawaiian Music)

“Maunakea Ku Hanohano” — Pandanus Club (KM Music)

“Moments” — Marlowe (no label listed)

Single of the Year

“Heartstrings” — Kolohe Kai (RKD Inc.)

“Morning Drive” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

“My Hawaii (Will Always Be Here)” — Kamuela Kahoanao (Green Light Go HI Productions)

“Pu‘u Keka‘a” — Mondokane/Amy Hanaiali‘i (Coconut Gold Records)

“Talk With You Again” — John Keawe (John Keawe — Homestead Productions)

Hawaiian Single of the Year

“Aia La O Pele” — Kailua Moon (Lava Rock Music)

“E Pili Mai — Kamaka Camarillo (Kamaka Camarillo)

“He Aloha Waiau” — Waipuna (Poki Records)

“Ka Lamaku” — Kaleo Phillips (Phat Bula Records)

“Kalikokawai: The Bud in the Water — A Motherʻs Love” — Robi Kahakalau and Brickwood Galuteria (Kuleana Breakfast Club)

Song of the Year

“Eo E Na Wai ʻEha” by Kamalei Kawaʻa, Kamaehu Kawaʻa, Gregory Kahikina Juan, Edward Kalanikini Juan from “Na Wai ʻEha” — Na Wai ʻEha (NWE Records)

“Kipona Aloha” by Nathan Aweau from “Mau Loa” — Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)

“Lei Lehua” by Mark Yamanaka and Kalikolīhau Paik from “Lei Lehua” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

“Leo Kamaʻaina” by Keawe Lopes and Keoni Souza from “Aloha from Na Hoa” — Na Hoa (NH Records)

“Waikalua by Nicholas Kealiʻi Lum from “Ua Ko, Ua ʻAina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Instrumental Composition of the Year

“ʻAʻaliʻi Ku Makani” by Aldrine Guerrero from “Ola Ka ‘Aina” — Various Kanile‘a Artists (Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele)

“Kaius” by Kamuela Kahoano from “My Hawaii (Will Always Be Here)” — Kamuela Kahoano (Green Light Go HI Productions)

“Lele” by Kaleo Phillips from “E Mama” — Kaleo Phillips (Maui Tribe Records)

“Life Is” by Kris Fuchigami from Life Is — Kris Fuchigami (no label listed)

“Water” by Taimane Gardner from “Elemental” — Tamaine (Diamond Entertainment LLC)

Music Video of the Year

“Celebrate” — Henry Kapono (Kapono Records)

“E Pi‘i Mai” — Kamaka Camarillo (featuring Wikz) (Kamaka Camarillo)

“Highway In The Sun” — Kimie Miner (Roxface Productions)

“Hilo March” — Kalani Pe‘a (featuring Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K) (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC)

“Waikalua” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Most Promising Artist(s) of the Year

Pomaika‘i Brown for “Pomai Duets — At the Piano with Legendary Friends” (Pomai Records)

DeShannon Higa for “Words Cannot Express” (Wind and Song Productions)

Keoni Ku for “Keoni Ku” (Tribal Treble Records)

Na Wai ‘Eha for “Na Wai ‘Eha” (NWE Records)

Kaleo Phillips for “E Mama” (Maui Tribe Records)

Leato S. Savini for “Ku‘u Home ‘O Wai‘anae” (Tulipa Style LLC)

GENRE CATEGORIES

Alternative Album of the Year

“Life Raft” — Marc Allred (no label listed)

“Lucky 13” — Aldo Rays, The (no label listed)

“Process of, The” — Sean Cleland (Sean Cleland Music, LLC)

“Puckʻs Alley Session, The” — Aldo Rays, The (Tin Idol Productions)

“Satanic Rites of the Quintessentials, The — Quintessentials, The (Hawaiian Express Records)

Anthology of the Year

“Kalapana: The Original Album Collection” — Kalapana (Manifesto) Dan Perloff, producer

“Lifetime of Music, A”— Dennis and Christy Soares (Elation Records) Dennis Soares, producer

“Reminiscing – An Anthology of Favorites” — George Kahumoku (Kealia Farms Record Company) George and Nancy Kahumoku, producers

Compilation Album of the Year (award to producer(s))

“Aloha & Mahalo” — Various Artists (Dreamusic) Linda Bade, producer

“Finding Home” — Various Artists (no label listed) Layla Kilolu and Dave Tucciarone, producers

“Ola Ka ‘Aina” — Various Kanile‘a Artists (Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele) Kapena De Lima, producer

“Songs of C&K, The” — Various Artists (Kapono Records) Henry Kapono, First Hawaiian Bank and Lezlee Kaaihue, producers

“Unlimited Possibilities” — Various Artists (Elation Records) Dennis Soares, producer

“Untold” — Music Tech 2018 (Studio 313) Music Tech, producer

Contemporary Album of the Year

“Beautiful Day” — Na Leo (NLP Music, Inc.)

“Follow Me: Deluxe Hawaii Edition” — Anuhea (Sono Record Group/AnuheaJams)

“If Knew Then What I Know Now” — Conner Snow (no label listed)

“Welcome 2 My Paradise” — Henry Kapono (Kapono Records)

“You” — Lance Orillo (Lance Orillo)

Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year

“Christmas with You” — Kamanawa (Keala Records)

“Cobblestone” — Hanale Bishop (‘Aumakua Records)

“Take the Show Home — Dennis and Christy Soares (Elation Records)

“Ukulele Sunshine — Papa Ray (no label listed)

“Under Da Mango Tree, Beside Da Mountain Stream” — The Maui Years — Wesley Furumoto (no label listed)

“Where U Been” — Danny Johnson (Rawksolid Studios)

Hawaiian Album of the Year

“Aloha from Na Hoa” — Na Hoa (NH Records)

“E Mau ana ka Ha‘aheo” – Enduring Pride — Uluwehi Guerrero (Kaulupono Music)

“Na Wai ‘Eha” — Na Wai ‘Eha (NWE Records)

“Pilipa‘a” — Gary Haleamau and Kawili (GSK Productions)

“Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Hawaiian Slack Key Album of the Year

“Marketplace” — Cyril Pahinui (Pahinui Productions)

“Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island” — Jim Kimo West (Westernmost Records)

“Slack Key Huaka‘i Elua” — Patrick Landeza (Addison Street Records)

“Ta Pua Elama” — Paul Togioka (Rhythm and Roots Records)

Hip-hop Album of the Year

“6 Degrees of Preservation” — G. Listen and Metisunz (Kipuka Records)

“From Beneath Mt. Ka‘ala” — Punahele (no label listed)

“He Wahi Ma Waena” — Hou! Kanaka (no label listed)

“Ka Ho‘oulu” — Lou Dogg (Dubb City Productions)

“Tip of the Spear, The” — Ka Maka Ihe, Paniolo Prince and His Queen Maile (no label listed)

Instrumental Album of the Year

“Abe Lagrimas, Jr.” — Abe Lagrimas Jr. (Passout Records)

“Cirques LʻEscargot — Pierre Grill (FVR Records)

“Elemental” — Taimani (Daimond Entertainment, LLC)

“Into the Wind” — Dennis Soares (Elation Records)

“‘Ukulele Hula” — Herb Ohta Jr. (Neos Productions)

Island Music Album of the Year

“Lei Lehua” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

“Mau Loa” — Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)

“Na Keiki O Hawai‘i” — Sean Na‘auao (Maliona Records)

“No ‘Ane‘i” — Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC)

“Waipuna” — Waipuna (Poki Records)

Jazz Album of the Year

“Bonjour Paris” — Mimi Hafele (Mimi Hafele Records)

“Playin in Traffic” — Honoka‘a Jazz Band (Emkay Records)

“Ton of Trouble, A” — Maggie Herron (Herron Song Records)

“Two Sides To Every Story” — Allan Thomas (Black Bamboo Recordings)

“Words Connot Express” — DeShannon Higa (Wind and Song Productions)

Metal Album of the Year

“Burial Grounds” — Hereafter (Tin Idol Productions)

“Fractured — Storm (Tin Idol Productions)

“Jekyll & Hyde” — Storm (Tin Idol Productions)

“Klatau” — Gorgos (no label listed)

R&B Album of the Year

“Have Fun” — Karlie G (Karlie Goya)

“Jam” — Kukahi (Voyager Records)

“Paradise Blues” — John Akapo (Mensch House Records)

“Yonsei” — Nick Kurosawa + Ohtoro (Zenbu Records)

Reggae Album of the Year

“Ekolu Music 3: For Hawai‘i” — Ekolu (Waiehu Records)

“Good Life — Guidance Band” (Neos Productions)

“Heart Over Hype — Elijah Sky” (Elijah Sky Music)

“Link Up” — Inna Vision (Roots Musician Records)

“With Love” — Maoli (Awong Entertainment LLC)

Religious Album of the Year

“Blessing Up the Vibes” — Sons of Yeshua (Bless Up Hawaii, LLC)

“Hawaiian Gospel Plus” — Stan Aoki (no label listed)

“Let the Light Shine Upon Me” — Eric Lee (Lee Enterprises)

“Na Mele Pule” — Kenneth Makuakane (KM Music)

“Peace, Music, and Poems” — Cindy Paulos (Bright Light Productions)

“Reflections” — Gail Mack & Ellen Suhl (Gail Mack &B Ellen Suhl)

Rock Album of the Year

“6 String Losers” — Granite Saints, The (no label listed)

“Feedback Saves the 7” — Superhero Rokkstar (SHRS) (no label listed)

“Giant” — Deborah Vial Band (North Shore Record Company)

“No Better Place To Be” — Haole Kid Local Boys Blues Project (no label listed)

“Red, White, and Screwed” — Granite Saints, The (no label listed)

“Voltage” — Black Reds, The (The Black Reds)

ADJUDICATED AWARDS

Haku Mele Award

“Lei Lehua” by Kalikolihau Paik and Mark Yamanaka from “Lei Lehua” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

“Leina‘ala” by Anuenue Punua and Halehaku Seabury-Akaka from “Aloha From Na Hoa” — Na Hoa (NH Records)

“No Anela Uilani, He Inoa” by Zachary Alaka‘i Lum from “Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

“Palikea” by Louis “Moon” Kauakahi from “Keoni Ku” — Keoni Ku (Tribal Treble Records)

“Waikalua” by Nicholas Kealiʻi Lum from Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Hawaiian Language Peformance Award

Na Hoa for “Aloha From Na Hoa” (NH Records)

KUmz for “He Ola” (Kauakoko Foundation)

Na Wai ‘Eha for “Na Wai ‘Eha” (NWE Records)

Kawaikapuokalani Hewett for “Pili Me Ke Aloha” (JasPac)

Keauhou for “Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Engineering Award — General

Wendell Ching for “Reunion” — Dana Montero (Dana Montero)

Imua Garza for “Process Of, The” — Sean Cleland (Sean Cleland Music, LLC)

Allan Thomas for “Two Sides to Every Story” — Allan Thomas (Black Bamboo Recordings)

Dave Tucciarone, Tom Weir and Marti Echito for “Welcome 2 My Paradise” — Henry Kapono (Kapono Records)

Jules Washington, David Pichard, Noah Cronin, Kapena De Lima, Kit Ebersbach and Marti Echito for “Songs of C&K” — Various Artists (Kapono Records)

Engineering Award — Hawaiian

Wendell Ching and Sean Na‘auao for “Na Keiki O Hawai‘i” — Sean Na‘auao (Maliona Records)

Michael Grande for “Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Dave Tucciarone for “Keoni Ku” — Keoni Ku (Tribal Treble Records)

Dave Tucciarone for “Na Wai ‘Eha” — Na Wai ‘Eha (NWE Records)

Dave Tucciarone for “No ‘Ane‘i” — Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC)

Graphics Award

Julia Aragaki and Gavin Kobayashi for “Beautiful Day” — Na Leo (NLP Music, Inc.)

Wailani Artates for “Na Wai ‘Eha” — Na Wai ‘Eha (NWE Records)

Daryl Fujiwara for “No ‘Ane‘i” — Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music LLC)

Clarence Lee Design — for “Ola” — Tsutomu Nakai (Wa Taiko THR Inc.)

MVNP for “Songs of C&K” — Various Artists (Kapono Records)

Liner Notes Award

Luana Kawaa for “Na Wai ‘Eha” — Na Wai ‘Eha (NWE Records)

Dr. Keawe Lopes for “Aloha from Na Hoa” — Na Hoa (NH Records)

Zachary Alaka‘i Lum for “Ua Ko, Ua ‘Aina” — Keauhou (Keauhou)

Chelle Pahinui and Ilihia Gionson for “Marketplace — Cyril Pahinui” (Pahinui Productions)

Kalikolihau Paik for “Lei Lehua” — Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna Productions)

International Album Special Recognition Award

“Duet” — Hook & Takashi Nakamura (Happy Field/Hook)

“Inside Blues Lee” — Blues Lee (Blues Records)

“My Dear Ukulele” — Ryo Natoyama (King Records)

“Night with Cat, A” — Star Wish Ukulele Band (Burroughs Studio)

“Pihalani” — Kaulana (Kaulana)


About Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA)
The Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) was established in 1982 with a mission to preserve, perpetuate, promote and celebrate Hawai‘i's music and recording industry. The organization is responsible for coordinating and hosting the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, which today has evolved into an industry awards ceremony administered by recording professionals.

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