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Hawaiian music's finest honored at 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Mailani Mailani
Hookena Hookena
Anuhea Jenkins Anuhea Jenkins
Jake Shimabukuro Jake Shimabukuro
Amy Hanaialii Amy Hanaialii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Winners were announced in the 33rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Sunday night. The awards honor outstanding achievements in the music recording industry in Hawaii.

Mailani won female vocalist of the year for her self-tiled CD. Willie K was named best male vocalist for "Uncle Willie K. Live at Mulligans on the Blue". Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro captured the Favorite Entertainer of the Year award as well as Instrumental Album of the Year for "Live".

Hookena's "Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty" brought them Group of the Year and Hawaiian Language Performance honors at the awards presentation. 24-year-old Anuhea Jenkins was named Most Promising Artist of the Year and also won Contemporary Album of the Year for her debut CD "Anuhea."

Other winners:

Female Vocalist of the Year
Mailani for Mailani

Male Vocalist of the Year
Willie K. for Uncle Willie K. Live at Mulligans on the Blue

Group Of the Year
Hookena for Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty

Most Promising Artist of the Year
Anuhea Jenkins for Anuhea

Album of the Year
Friends & Family of Hawaii by Amy Hanaialii; Amy Hanaialii and Matt Catingub, producers

Contemporary Album of the Year
Anuhea by Anuhea Jenkins

Hawaiian album of the year
Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha by Uluwehi Guerrero

Instrumental Album of the Year
Live by Jake Shimabukuro

Island Music Album of the Year
Kuuipo, E Hula Mai Me Au by Kuuipo Kumukahi

Jazz Album of the Year
Girl Talk by Hula Honeys

R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Before My Last Breath by Ryan Hiraoka

Reggae Album of the Year
Ekolu Music II: Anthem by Ekolu

Religious Album of the Year
Kalana by Barrett Awai

Rock Album of the Year
Acousti-Me by Kona

Slack Key Album of the Year
Maui On My Mind by Jeff Peterson

Song of the Year
"Polinahe" by Lorna Lim and Wailau Ryder from Polinahe (Lorna Lim)

Haku Mele
"Ka Ni o O Maleka Ailana" by Manu Boyd and Horace Dudoit III from Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty (Hookena)

Hawaiian Language Performance
Hookena for Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty

Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Jake Shimabukuro

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