Tony C. (Conjugacion) is an award-winning recording artist, composer, television personality, stage actor, producer, director, and kumu hula. The recognition of his work in these many artistic endeavors is impressive. In an era where Hawaiian music is realizing a creative expansion of its own and an exposure on an international arena, Tony C. is one of the few artists that is successfully creating new innovative work in both traditional and contemporary genres.
In 1985, Tony’s debut recording project, Hawaiian Passion, was released and resulted in a sweep of the major awards at the local equivalent of the Grammys, the Nä Hökü Hanohano Awards. He walked away with Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Traditional Hawaiian Album of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year.
This remarkable achievement was only the beginning of a recording career that has spanned two decades and produced 8 recordings and an anticipated new release, Nä Hula Punahele, in early 2007.