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7th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival

Kala Koa presents the 7th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival; Celebrating the Grammy nominated music of the Descendants soundtrack!

Featuring performances by:

Cyril Pahinui
Kawika Kahiapo
Jeff Peterson
Jim “Kimo West
Jerry Santos
Sonny & Lorna Lim
Kamuela Kimokeo
Patrick Landeza
Plus special guest Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole

January 19th, 2014 | 2PM
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
TICKETS: Slack Key Fest Website or call 800-595-4849

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach!

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

For the first time in its 30 year history of perpetuating this uniquely Hawaiian music, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach for all west side ohanas! Sunday, October 28th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Hoalauna Park!

For folks that can’t make it, performances will be live streamed online at this site!

Join Brother Noland, Hi’ikua, Ho’okena, John Cruz, Maunalua, and more for a day of great music and fun on the west side! Live music, ono food, crafts, ukulele and guitar exhibit, Halloween costume contest, exciting prizes and more!

For more info please visit here or here.

Hoku winning group Hi’ikua at the Shannon Center at Whittier College!

Hoku winning group Hi'ikua
Hoku winning group Hi’ikua will be the first show in the Aloha Series at the Shannon Center at Whittier College! They will be performing with John Keawe.

They will perform TWO shows on Saturday, October 6th! First at 3pm, and then the second at 8pm.

Tickets $40 (per show)

To purchase tickets and for more info, please visit The Shannon Center website, or call (562) 907-4203

Stay tuned for details about the other Aloha Series Concerts!

NA HOKU HANOHANO Final Nominees!

The final ballot for the Na Hoku Hanohano awards are out! Congratulations to all our nominees! The awards will be held on May 27th and will be broadcast live on KFVE! If you can’t tune in, we’ll post the results!

Here is the list of all our nominees! Click the link to check out the full list of nominees.

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Female Vocalist of the Year
RAIATEA HELM, Sea of Love (Raiatea Helm)
LEHUA KALIMA, Rising in Love (Kalima)
MAILANI MAKAINAI, Aina (Mountain Apple)

EP (“Extended Play” Release) of the Year
INTIRE PROJECT, THE, The Intire Project (Aumakua)

Group of the Year
HIIKUA, Aia I Hiialo (Kanemakua)

Compilation Album of the Year
ISLAND STYLE UKULELE, Various Artists (Neos), Bob St. John and Pati St. John – Producers

Male Vocalist of the Year
ROBERT CAZIMERO, Hula (Mountain Apple)
KUANA TORRES KAHELE, Kaunaloa (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Anthology Album of the Year
ISLAND IN YOUR EYES, Various Artists (Mountain Apple), Jon de Mello – Producer
JOURNEY OF LIGHT…THE EARLY YEARS, Leiohu Ryder (Ululoa),Leiohu Ryder and Jake Rohrer – Producers
LIVE A LITTLE…HAWAIIAN STYLE Vol. 2, Various Artists (Mountain Apple), Jon de Mello – Producer

Island Music Album of the Year
NO KUUIPO, Ahumanu (Ululoa)
SEA OF LOVE, Raiatea Helm (Raiatea Helm)

Contemporary Album of the Year
RISING IN LOVE, Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

Hawaiian Album of the Year
AIA I HIIALO, Hiikua (Kanemakua)
AINA, Mailani Makainai (Mountain Apple)
HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Rock Album of the Year
INVENT, Sing the Body (Aumakua)

Album of the Year
AINA, Mailani Makainai (Mountain Apple), Dr. Trey and Jon de Mello – Producers
HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple), Jon de Mello and Robert Cazimero – Producers
KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele), Kuana Torres Kahele and Dave Tucciarone – Producers

Song of the Year
NA VACQUEROS by Kuana Torres Kahele from KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
NAU HOOKAHI by Robert Cazimero from HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
RISING IN LOVE by Lehua Kalima from RISING IN LOVE, Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

Favorite Entertainer of the Year
ROBERT CAZIMERO
RAIATEA HELM
HI`IKUA
KUANA TORRES KAHELE
LEHUA KALIMA
MAILANI MAKAINAI

Graphics Award
JON de MELLO AND ROBERT CAZIMERO, for HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
JON de MELLO AND KEITH USHER, for AINA, Mailani Makainai (Mountain Apple
GRANT MIYASAKI, for SEA OF LOVE, Raiatea Helm (Raiatea Helm)
KUHAO ZANE AND KAMELE ESKARAN, for KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Liner Notes Award
ROBERT CAZIMERO, for HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
KAMA HOPKINS, for AIA I HIIALO, Hiikua (Kanemakua)
KUANA TORRES KAHELE, for KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Haku Mele
KUU HOA HIIKUA, by Kalehua Krug from AIA I HI`IALO, Hiikua (Kanemakua)
WAIKAHULI, by Kuana Torres Kahele from KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
WAIMANU I KA LAUOHA, by Kuana Torres Kahele from KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Hawaiian Language Performance
ROBERT CAZIMERO, Hula (Mountain Apple)
HI`IKUA, Aia I Hiialo (Kanemakua)
KUANA TORRES KAHELE, Kaunaloa (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Engineering Award
SHAWN PIMENTAL AND MICHAEL GRANDE for Rising in Love, Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

Video: Christmas songs 2011

A Christmas gift for you!  Here’s a little compilation of Lehua Kalima, Hi’ikua, Kuana Torres Kahele, and The Brothers Cazimero performing holiday songs at the Road Runner music hall this month!

Mele Kalikimaka!!