Far Away Heaven

far-away-heavenFEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – At barely 18 years of age, Raiatea Helm made Hawai’i music history as the youngest artist to ever receive the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year Award by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists (Hawaii’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards). At the same time, Raiatea Helm became one of the youngest recording artists ever to receive the Most Promising Artist of the Year Award. This debut CD is self-named as “Raiatea” translates to “Far Away Heaven.” This collection of songs reveals the strength and clarity of a young star whose meteoric rise onto the Hawaiian music scene has never subsided. Her classic rendition of Po La’ila’i was included in the recent Putamayo Records release “Hawaiian Playground.” Her other classics, “Kauoha Mai” and “Alekoki” continue to receive regular airplay.