The Brothers Cazimero are consummate performers who have made their indelible imprint on the face of contemporary Hawaiian music. Their talent, longevity and sales success have placed them in a league of their own, untouched by any other performer in the history of Hawaiian music. The early 1970s were a remarkable time as the Hawaiian culture and music began an amazing resurgence in Hawai'i. Leading the way down this amazing new path were The Brothers Cazimero, carrying a torch that sparked a new interest in music performed in the Hawaiian language with a contemporary sound that has never been duplicated. They are masters of their craft – their musicianship and stylish vocals blend to produce a style that is now part of the fabric of Hawaiian history.
We are honored and proud to present a brand new album of exceptional recordings by Hawaii's premiere contemporary musicians, Robert and Roland, The Brothers Cazimero. The creation and perpetuation of Hawaiian music has always been their passion and the creation of pure Hawaiian musical magic has always been their Destiny.
Robert and Roland Cazimero are 1.) brothers, 2.) a musical act, and 3.) two very different individuals. The combination of the three has created one of the most dynamic, successful, and beloved groups in the history of Hawaiian music. The Brothers Cazimero: At Home In The Islands is the first documentary to explore all three of these aspects, and more. From their childhood days growing up with a musical family in Kalihi; to their years with the groundbreaking Sunday Manoa; to the birth and evolution of The Brothers Cazimero; to Robert and Roland’s individual influences and personalities, this definitive television biography is an intricate and entertaining portrait of a musical phenomenon that is 35 years old and still going strong. Learn More
In 1975, one man brought about a permanent change in the practice of hula. His name is Robert Cazimero and his vision was Halau Na Kamalei, the only male halau hula in the Hawaiian Islands.Today, Robert Cazimero is considered to be one of the most respected kumu hula of Hawaiian dance. The men of Na Kamalei perform around the world,and for 35 years, they have carried on the tradition of male hula.
Through the years, Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei have blazed their jouney with Hawaiian pride,dispelling deep-rooted stereotypes of grass skirt girls and coconut bras. The men of hula have swayed the heart of hula by reclaiming the masculine side of the ancient dance.This is the story of Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei. This is the story of the men of hula.
Dance is universal. Regardless of what language or culture you call your own, if you witness hula, you always identify it with Hawai‘i. This small speck of land, in the biggest ocean on Earth, connects Hawai‘i with the world and often that connection is through hula. We are not confined to dance hula with just our feet. What brings hula to life is that the hands as well as the music, tell the story of the people of Hawai‘i. The music resonates from our hearts and souls and comes to life with hula.
It’s no secret that Hawai‘i is the most beautiful island paradise on earth, but the beauty of its musical culture has flown under the radar for generations and only recently has the public become aware of the depth of Hawai‘i’s musical beauty.
The music featured in Over® Hawai‘i, as seen on Public Television, brings together GRAMMY® nominated artists who have been found on Billboard Magazine’s world chart multiple times and who perform the music of Hawai‘i around the world. They are an integral part of the world music landscape and their music is now known and appreciated by millions of fans.
Characteristic of the culture of these islands, the music community today is a microcosm of the influences of the past, with the melodies brought by missionaries to these shores paired with the rhythmic sounds and chants of ancient Hawaiian.
Hawaiian music has greatly evolved since the missionaries arrived and is now as vibrant as it has ever been. Discover the sound of today’s most revered stars as the producers of Over® Hawai‘i did when they produced their amazing show. Celebrate the aloha spirit with this great music. Learn More
It became clear to me at an early age that music, particularly the voice, was something I had no choice but to develop. It was a natural path for me to take. It also became obvious that I was born to dance hula.
Hula is a huge part of who I am. I dance hula; I study hula; I teach hula. I sing so people can express the music in this important form of dance that defines my culture. Hula extends the meaning of that music, tells its story physically and through the heart of its people.
Hula and Hula 2 have been labors of love. I was and continue to be humbled by their success inside the hula and Hawaiian music community; by the visitor to these lands and to fans of Hawaiian music around the world. I take this opportunity to thank you for your support, for your appreciation of the music and the dance.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Brothers Cazimero, 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner for Christmas Album of the Year.... With over thirty years of incredible success, The Brothers Cazimero have made a permanent imprint on the face of Hawaiian music. Having won over 30 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawai`i's equivalent to the GRAMMY®) and a GRAMMY® nomination for their 2005 release, "Some Call It Aloha... Don't Tell," The Brothers Cazimero have become legends in Hawai`i's music industry. Along with their contemporary and traditional Hawaiian albums, The Brothers Cazimero have also built a best-selling Christmas collection. "Caz Christmas" promises no less and shines with innovative musical and vocal arrangements of standards like "Jingle Bell Rock," and "A Christmas Love Song." Hawaiian favorites like "The Merriest Hawaiian Christmas" add to the magic of every moment shared with family and friends. Add to that, a song for every season, "Feels Like Home" and you've got the holiday blockbuster of the year, one that will remain in your collection forever! It's just not Christmas in Hawai`i without The Brothers Cazimero!
Grammy nominated in the category for Best Hawaiian Music Album (2004), The Brothers Cazimero are synonymous with contemporary Hawaiian music, having recorded hit after hit and been awarded over 25 Hoku Awards. This album is their best recording and the finest suite of BRAND NEW recorded performances they've ever made. It speaks of both their confidence in their talent and their passion for Hawaiian music.
When the de Mello's discovered that Sunday Manoa were no longer a group, they took the talents of Robert & Roland and shaped them in to one of the most successful recording artists that Hawaii has ever known. This CD is a compilation of their "First Two Albums" and shows how developed they were as recording artists at such a young age.
The Brothers Caz are known for the beautiful harmonies they create and an enormous sound from two instruments. Most of this album is filled with the songs for the hula and the listener can visualize the elegance of the hula.
The "Follow Me" CD by Robert and Roland Cazimero produced numerous hits, including such songs as "Kawika", "No`eno`e Maika`i Ke Aloha", "Pretty Face", "`Ulili E", "Akaka Falls" and "From A Distance". These songs are still in rotation on radio and define the contemporary Hawaiian sound.
The Brothers Cazimero's 1995 release, "Proud To Be," is an album that showcases the Brothers diverse musical and vocal abilities. Bouncing from traditional Hawaiian to a more contemporary Hawaiian sound, "Proud To Be" puts a modern twist on old classics.
The Brothers Cazimero honor those songs that have won the prestigious "Song Of The Year" Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawai`i's version of the Grammys) in their distinctive style. The voices of Robert and Roland pay tribute to the diversity of songs that have been honored.
Hawaiian Paradise captures a time in Robert & Roland's career that was musically joyous. Choosing classics and making them their own is a Brothers Caz tradition and this project showcases their ability to take possession of any song.
The next best thing to being at a Brothers Cazimero concert would be spending an hour listening to "Caz Live". Having always been known as the best entertainers and showmen, this CD captures the magic of the Caz on stage.
Cazimero Christmas Favorites features songs from both of The Brothers Cazimero's previous Christmas albums and includes a special bonus cut, "Jingle Bell Rock." These Caz favorites have become classic arrangements of Christmas standards and local favorites.