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39TH ANNUAL NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARD RESULTS

>> Female Vocalist of the Year: Natalie Ai Kamauu, “La La La La” (Keko)

>> Group of the Year : Maunalua, “He Inoa” (Lokahi)

>> Male Vocalist of the Year: Jimmy Borges, “Jimmy Borges” (Mountain Apple)

>> Album of the Year: “Jimmy Borges,” Jimmy Borges (Mountain Apple) Jon de Mello, producer

>> Most Promising Artist of the Year: Blayne Asing, “Young, Old Soul” (no label)

>> Single of the Year: “Shower Tree,” Natalie Ai Kamauu (Keko)

>> EP (“Extended Play”) of the Year: “We Ride,” The Rough Riders (Rough Rider)

>> Song of the Year: “‘Aina Hanau” by Nathan Aweau from “‘Aina Hanau,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)

>> Instrumental Composition (Composer’s award): “Old Pali,” by Jeff Peterson, Jeff Peterson (Peterson)

>> Favorite Entertainer of the Year: Jimmy Borges

>> Alternative Album of the Year: “Beyond Paradise,” Streetlight Cadence (Streetlight Cadence)

>> Anthology Album of the Year (Producer’s award): “30,” Kapena (KDE) Kapena De Lima, producer

>> Christmas Album of the Year: “Gift Of The Heart, A,” Mark Yamanaka & Kūpaoa (Hulu Kupuna)

>> Comedy Album of the Year: “Electric Island,” Kepa Kruse (Petroglyph)

>> Compilation Album of the Year (Producer‘s award): “Aloha ‘Ia No ‘O Maui,” Institute of Hawaiian Music (no label) Keola Donaghy, producer

>> Contemporary Album of the Year: “Kimie Miner,” Kimie Miner (Kimie Miner)

>> Hawaiian Music Album of the Year: “Ahuwale,” Chad Takatsugi (Koops2)

>> Instrumental Album of the Year: “Pacific Harp Project,” Pacific Harp Project (Megan Bledsoe Ward)

>> Island Music Album of the Year: “‘Aina Hanau,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)

>> Jazz Album of the Year: “Jimmy Borges,” Jimmy Borges (Mountain Apple)

>> Music DVD of the Year: “Brother For The People – Official Music Video,” Taz Vegas (RSM)

>> R&B Album of the Year: “Live From Kauai,” Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band (Kuleana)

>> Religious Album of the Year: “Greater Together,” New Hope Oahu (NHO/Dream)

>> Rock Album of the Year: “Endangered Species,” Stuart Hollinger (Keala)

>> Slack Key Album of the Year: “O‘ahu,” Jeff Peterson (Peterson)

>> ‘Ukulele Album of the Year: “’Ukulele Friends,” Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta, Jr. (Neos)

>> Graphics: B. Kanai‘a Nakamura, for “He Inoa” by Maunalua (Lokahi)

>> Liner Notes Award: Chad Takatsugi and Keawe Lopes, for “Ahuwale” by Chad Takatsugi (Koops2)

>> Engineering – Hawaiian Music: Dave Tucciarone for “La La La La” by Natalie Ai Kamauu

>> Engineering – Non-Hawaiian Music: Pierre Grill for “Never Before” by Lou Armagno

>> Haku Mele Award (Composer’s award): “He Wehi No Pauahi” by Kahikina De Silva and Chad Takatsugi, from “Ahuwale,” Chad Takatsugi (Koops2)

>> Hawaiian Language Performance Award (Artist award): Chad Takatsugi, for “Ahuwale” (Koops2)

>> International Album Special Recognition Award: “Ukulele Splash,” Ryo Natoyama (Intense Music)

Earlier Event: May 28
NA HOKU HANOHANO 2016
Later Event: May 31
Aloha Jimmy...