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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. 

Hawaiian Music Live would like to thank the Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts for allowing us to do our 6 hour live streamcast from the 40th 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 and Randy Hudnall.  Kimo Kahoana, Natalie Ai and I`olani Kamauu, Zanuck Lindsey and Ron Kuala`au, Horace Dudoit and Glen Smith of Ho`okena, Hoku Zuttermeister, Chad Takatsugi, Kamaka Kukona, Lina Girl of Kanile`a Ukulele, Blayne Asing, Nathan Aweau, Halehaku Seabury-Akaka, Ikaika Blackburn and Keoni Souza of Na Hoa, Zachary Lum, Nicholas Lum and Jonah Solatorio of Keauhou, Neal Chin, Patrick Landeza, Kalani Pe`a, Jake Shimabukuro and Lopaka Colon of Pure Heart, Bryan Tolentino, Gaylord Holomalia, Billy V and many more...mahalo, mahalo, mahalo!  


40th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Results

Female Vocalist of the Year – Best performance by a female artist
• RA‘IATEA HELM, HE LEO HUALI, "A PURE VOICE" (Ra‘iatea Helm Records)

Group of the Year – Best performance by a vocal duo or group
• KEAUHOU, KEAUHOU (Keauhou)

Male Vocalist of the Year – Best performance by a male artist
• JOSH TATOFI, PUA KIELE (Bu-Print Records)

Most Promising Artist of the Year – Most promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group. Tie in vote.
• KEAUHOU, KEAUHOU (Keauhou)

Single of the Year – Best-recorded performance of a song released as a single in either physical (CD) or digital format
• "MOLOKA‘I ON MY MIND," Blayne Asing (Asing A Song)

EP ("Extened Play") of the Year – Best extended play release (between 3 and 8 songs) of newly released material
• ALO I KE ALO, Mailani (Ha Enterprises)

Album of the Year – Best album release of the year
• KEAUHOU, Keauhou (Keauhou) Keauhou – producers • KU‘U PUA SAKURA, Hoku Zuttermeister (Kaleiola Records) Hoku Zuttermeister and Dave Tucciarone – producers

Song of the Year – Best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song
• "HANOHANO HA‘IKU," by Zachary Alaka‘i Lum from KEAUHOU (Keauhou)

Instrumental Composition – (Composer?s award) Best achievement in creating a first-time recorded insrumental composition
• "KI‘HOALU," by Cyril Pahinui from HI‘ILAWE, Cyril Pahinui (Pahinui Productions)

Favorite Entertainer of the Year – Best performance by an artist or group
• KEAUHOU

GENRE CATEGORIES

Alternative Album of the Year – Best performance of alternative music
• KUKAHI, Kukahi Lee (Makalii Productions)

Anthology Album of the Year – (Producer's award) Best album of previously released material
• KAMAKA UKULELE PRESENTS: KEEP STRUMMING! CELEBRATING 100 YEARS, Various Artists (Kamaka Hawai‘i) Kamaka Hawai‘i, Inc. – producers

Christmas Album of the Year – Best performance in a Christmas theme
• MAUI SLACK KEY CHRISTMAS, George Kahumoku, Jr. (Kealia Farms Records)

Comedy Album of the Year – Best comedy performance release on album or DVD
• I AM A BAD DECISION, Brandi Morgan (Pass Out Records)

Compilation Album of the Year – 
• MELE FROM AUNTY'S BEACH HOUSE AULANI, A DISNEY RESORT AND SPA, Various Artists (Walt Disney Records) Kenneth Makuakane – producer

Contemporary Album of the Year – Best performance in a contemporary style
• E WALEA, Kalani Pe‘a (Kalani Pe‘a Music)

Hawaiian Music Album of the Year – Best performance of Hawaiian music
• KEAUHOU, Keauhou (Keauhou)

Hawaiian Slack Key Album of the Year Best performance of slack key or vocals with slack key accompaniment
• HI‘ILAWE, Cyril Pahinui (Pahinui Productions)

Hip Hop Album of the Year – Best performance of music in a hip hop style
• LOVE'S HERETIC, Tantra (no label)

Instrumental Album of the Year – Best Instrumental performance
• WAHI PANA, SONGS OF PLACE, Jeff Peterson (Peterson Productions)

Island Music Album of the Year – Best cotemporary performance of music of or about Hawai‘i
• PUA KIELE, Josh Tatofi (Bu-Print Records)

Jazz Album of the Year – Best jazz performance
• BETWEEN THE MUSIC & THE MOON, Maggie Herron (Herron Song Records)

Music DVD of the Year – Best performance of music and video on a DVD
• HAWAII ALOHA – SONG ACROSS HAWAII, Various Artists (Mana Maoli)

Reggae Album of the Year – Best performance of music in a reggae style
• TALES OF THE FRUIT STAND MYSTIC, Kanekoa (no label)

Religious Album of the Year – Best performance of religious material
• RIGHTEOUS SON RIZE, Rupert Tripp, Jr. (RTJ Music)

Rock Album of the Year – Best performance of music in a rock style. Tie in vote.
• OVERTHROW, THE, Nesta (no label)

‘Ukulele Album of the Year – Best ‘ukulele performance
• JUS' PRESS, VOL. 2, Ledward Kaapana (Jus' Press)

TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Graphics Award for best total album packaging
• KAWIKANUI KAHELE, for KU‘U PUA SAKURA, Hoku Zuttermeister (Kaleiola Records)

Liner Notes Award – Award for best liner notes, tie in vote
• ZACHARY LUM for KEAUHOU, Keauhou (Keauhou)

ADJUDICATED CATEGORIES

Haku Mele Award– (Composer's award) Best first-released song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language
• "HANOHANO HA‘IKU" by Zachary Lum, from KEAUHOU, Keauhou (Keauhou)

Hawaiian Language Performance Award – (Artist award) Best performance in the Hawaiian Language
• KEAUHOU, KEAUHOU (Keauhou)

International Album Special Recognition Award - Award restricted to non-US artists (those born in and who reside in the country in which the submission originates)
• MY FAVORITE THINGS, Ukulele Swing Trio (JB Music)

Engineering Award: Hawaiian – Best achievement in sound recording and mix-down for recordings of Hawaiian music styles
• DAVE TUCCIARONE for HE LEO HUALI, "A PURE VOICE," Ra‘iatea Helm (Ra‘iatea Helm Records)

Engineering Award: General – Best achievement in sound recording and mix-down for all other genre recordings. Tie in vote.
• DAVID KAUAHIKAUA for WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND, A Touch of Gold (Kuleana Breakfast Club)


2017 na Hoku Hanohano Final Ballot Nominees

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40th Annual NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS

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

>> When: 5 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017

>> Info: 593-9424, nahokuhanohano.org

>>Tickets: 593-9424, http://www.nahokuhanohano.org/shop

List of Past 40 Years of Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners

See the list of every Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for the past 40 years, for Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Group of the Year, Most Promising Artist of the Year and Album of the Year from 1978 - 2017.