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Na Hoku Hanohano finalists announced

Keola Beamer & Raiatea Helm - "Keola Beamer & Raiatea" nominated for group of the year. Photo courtesy Mountain Apple Company. Keola Beamer & Raiatea Helm - "Keola Beamer & Raiatea" nominated for group of the year. Photo courtesy Mountain Apple Company.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The finalists in 22 categories for the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards has been released.

The winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 29 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The program will be televised live on KFVE from 7-10 p.m.and live streamed on our website www.k5thehometeam.com.

For information, go to www.nahokuhanohano.org.

2011 Hoku Nominees

Most Promising Artist(s)

» The Green - "The Green"

» Heart & Soul - "Take it Easy"

» CJ Helekahi - "Ka Mahina"

» Michael Keale - "Remember"

» Mark Yamanaka - "Lei Pua Kenikeni"


Female Vocalist of the Year

» 'Anelaikalani - "E Mau No"

» Kainani Kahaunaele - "Oha Ula"

» Kiani - "Kiani"

» Napua Makua - "Mohalu"

» Sistah Robi - "An Island Christmas"


Male Vocalist of the Year

» Willie K - "Willie Wonderland"

» Ledward Kaapana - "The Legend"

» John Keawe - "Play with Me Papa"

» Kenneth Makuakane - "Kawaipono"

» Mark Yamanaka - "Lei Pua Kenikeni"


Group of the Year

» Keola Beamer & Raiatea Helm - "Keola Beamer & Raiatea"

» Amy Hänaiali'i and Slack Key Masters - "Amy Hänaiali'i and the Slack Key Master of Hawai'i"

» Kumz - "On the Summit"

» Kupaoa - "English Rose"

» Manoa DNA - "Evolution"


Album of the Year (Artist and Producer's Award)

» Amy Hanaiali'i and the Slack Key Masters of Hawaii'i - "Amy Hanaiali'i and Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i"

» The Best of Na Palapalai - "Na Palapalai"

» English Rose - "Kupaoa"

» Keola Beamer & Raiatea - Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm"

» Lei Pua Kenikeni - "Mark Yamanaka"

» Ohai Ula - "Kainani Kahaunaele"


Song of the Year (Composer's Award)

» "Eia Ke Aloha" by Kainani Kahaunaele (from "Ohai Ula")

» "English Rose" by Kellen Paik (from "English Rose")

» "Kahealani" by Jeff Peterson (from "Amy Hanaiali'i and the Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i")

» "Kaleoonalani" by Mark Yamanaka (from "Lei Pua Kenikeni")

» "You Somebody" by Keola Beamer (from "Keola Beamer & Raiatea")


Single of the Year

» "Hawaiian Cowboy: Hailama Farden's Tribute to Uncle Sol K. Bright" - Hailama Farden

» "He Lei Kaulana" - Na Palapalai

» "Ka Lei Momi" - Kenneth Makuakäne and Joseph Keola Donaghy

» "Moon Over Diamond Head" - Bryan Kessler featuring Robi Kahakalau

» "This Child" - Kanohowailuku Helm


Extended Play Release of the Year

» "Analogic" - Analogic

» "Band Champ" - JP Band

» "Hawaiian Girls" - Talk to You Music (TTYM)

» "Solo Ukulele: The King of Pop" - Abe Lagrimas, Jr. and Friends

» "Ukulele Serenade" - Tyler Gilman


Anthology of the Year (Producer's Award)

» "The Best of Na Palapalai," Na Palapalai - Shawn Pimental, producer

» "Island Love," Various Artists - Jon de Mello, producer

» "Marlene Sai Legacy," Marlene Sai - Mikihala LLC, producer

» "Music of Chucky Boy Chock Vol. 1, Chucky Boy Chock" - Chucky Boy Chock and Krash Kealoha, producers

» "Pekelo Classics, Pekelo" - Lui Burgess and Tim Mathre, producers


Christmas Album of the Year

» "An Island Christmas with Sista Robi" - Sistah Robi

» "Seasons Greetings from Soul Sound" - Various Artists

» "An Ukulele Christmas" - Various Artists

» "Willie Wonderland" - Willie K


Compilation of the Year (Producer's Award)

» "Kona" - Dave Tucciarone, producer

» "Na Haku Mele: The Hawaiian Songwriters" - Koji Hirai, Kenneth Makuakäne, Aaisuke Yoshime Keli'i Tau'ä, Kainani Kahaunaele, Cody Pueo Pata, Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Puakea Nogelmeier, Julia Ako, Carlos Andrade, Keawe Lopes, Hailama Farden, Nathan Aweau, Nathan Kalama, Advid Kauahikaua, Keola Donaghy, and O'Brian Eselu, producers

» "Practicing Aloha: Songs of Cindy Paulos" - Cindy Paulos, Fulton Tashombe, Carl Lange, producers

» "Tribute to Na Lani 'Eha: Music of the Hawaiian Monarchy" - C.T. Kata Maduli, producer

» "Wahine" - Ululoa Productions, producer


Contemporary Album of the Year

» "Evolution" - Manoa DNA

» "Forevermore" - Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson

» "Slackin' On Dylan" - Stephen Inglis

» "Take It Easy" - Heart & Soul

» "Vamonos De Fiesta (Let's Go Party)" - Rolando Sanchez


Hawaiian Album of the Year

» "Kawaipono" - Kenneth Makuakane

» "Lei Pua Kenikeni" - Mark Yamanaka

» "Mohalu" - Napua Makua

» "Ohai Ula" - Kainani Kahaunaele

» "On the Summit" - Kumz


Instrumental Album of the Year

» "Hawaiian Steel Vol. 6″ - Alan Akaka, Casey Olsen and Greg Sardinha

» "Hawaiian Style Ukulele 2″ - Troy Fernandez

» "Simply Steel: Songs of Old Hawai'i" - Alan Akaka

» "Ukulele Nahenahe" - Herb Ohta, Jr.

» "Ukulele Summit" - Kenneth Makuakäne


Island Music Album of the Year

» "Amy Hanaiali'i and the Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i" - Amy Hanaiali'i and Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i

» "English Rose" - Kupaoa

» "Ka Mahina" - CJ Helekahi

» "Keola Beamer & Raiatea" - Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm

» "Remember" - Michael Keale


Jazz Album of the Year

» "All That Hawaiian Jazz" - Paul Shimomoto

» "Django Would Go" - Hot Club of Hulaville

» "Golden Sun" - Phil & Angela Benoit

» "Live Volume Five" - The Olliephonic Horns

» "Pacific Tinge" - Crosscurrent


R&B / Hip-Hop

» "Aloha from Hawaii" - Angry Locals

» "Beyond Paradise" - I.A.

» "Blue Room" - Siaosi

» "Coconut Wireless" - Kepa Cruse

» "Grown" - Brysen G.


Reggae Album of the Year

» "Conscious Roots" - Conscious Roots

» "Best of the Typical Hawaiians: Good Times Galore" - Typical Hawaiians

» "Determined" - Kawao

» "The Green" - The Green

» "Kiani" - Kiani

» "Rock Easy" - Maoli


Religious Album of the Year

» "Eyes of a Stranger" - Malia Lee

» "Fixated" - Daniel Lehman

» "Golden Street" - Barrett and Tara Awai

» "Prodigal Sun" - Kenneth Makuakäne

» "Somewhwere Up Ahead: Gospel Hymns of Hawaii, Vol. II" - Ata Damasco

» "Still Standing" - HHB


Rock Album of the Year

» "Dust for Angels" - Friends of Adam

» "Hawk and the Hunter" - Sabrina

» "Respect" - 86 List

» "Revisited" - Donovan Frankenreiter

» "Rumbletone" - Rumbletone

» "Stream Dreams" - Kamuela Kahoano


Slack Key Album of the Year

» "Hanalei Tradition II: Live at Hale Halawai Ohana o Hanalei" - Doug and Sandy McMaster

» "Kuu Honua Mele" - Patrick Landeza

» "The Legend" - Ledward Kaapana

» "Pine Tree Slack Key" - Pancho Graham

» "Play With Me Papa" - John Keawe


Favorite Entertainer (determined by public vote)

» Amy Hanaiali'i and the Slack Key Masters

» Troy Fernandez

» Willie K

» Ledward Kaapana

» Kainani Kahaunaele

» Keola Beamer & Raiatea Helm

» Kupaoa

» Napua Makua

» Herb Ohta, Jr.

» Mark Yamanaka

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