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Winning the 1979 Na Hoku Hanohano award for best Comedy album, Rap's "Poi Dog With Crabs" was Rap Reiplinger's first solo album without the imfamous comedy group Booga Booga. Decades later audiences still find his humor unbearably funny.Learn More
Rap's comedy lives on in this amazing collection of some of his best routines including "Auntie Marialani's Cooking Show", "Room Service" and "Fate Yanagi". The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded an Emmy to "Rap's Hawaii" for the Outstanding Television Special of the Year.
For the first time, Hawai‘i audiences will get a chance to know the man behind the comedian or as Rap would say 'humorist', in Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius. Woven throughout the special are highlights from the characters and routines that have brought joy and laughter to generations of fans: Aunty Marialani, Fate Yanagi, Room Service, Mahalo Airlines, Willy Maunawili, and the stuttering priest, to name just a few. (Also included are scenes from newly- found home movies of Rap as a young boy performing the hula and other acts for the camera, revealing that he was destined for show business from an early age.)Learn More
The four-time Hoku Award-winning trio Maunalua presents Ho'okanaka, a compilation of recordings that hold significant meanings to the group's members and their fans. Ho`okanaka captured the Group of the Year award at the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, an honor truly deserved by Bruce, Bobby and Kahi. Engineered by the talented Dave Tucciarone, Ho'okanaka is sure to delight and leave a lasting impression with Hawaiian music fans.Learn More
FEMALE 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 Hawai'i Academy of Recording Artists (Hawai'i'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.Learn More
That’s The Green, four boys hailing from Hawaii who burst out 2010 with their self-titled debut album. Amazingly for a new band, the disc rocketed onto Billboard’s 2010 Year-End Top 10 Reggae Chart, was honored as iTunes’ Reggae Album of the Year, won Best Reggae Album at Hawaii’s 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and has sold over 20,000 copies.
The four members of The Green take pride in the pop-burnished roots reggae style they’ve cooked up—edgy enough to make tastemakers sit up and take notice, yet accessible to all ages “from little tiny kids, to people who just want to rock, to grandmas and grandpas who just love music,” says guitarist-singer Zion Thompson. Four distinct voices, four sharp songwriting talents, masterful musicianship, and monster grooves add up to one exceptional band with an unforgettable sound and a powerful story. Learn More
Hawai'i's top talents and Hoku award winners come together on "Island Style." Some of the biggest names in Contemporary Hawaiian Music lend their talents and join newer talents destined for stardom. A vocal debut cut by Desiree Cruz of the famous Cruz family and new solo performances by Pomai (from Pomai & Loeka) and Randy Lorenzo. Eleven vocal tracks and one instrumental round out this remarkable CD.Learn More
The first ever album to receive an RIAA Certified Gold Record for Hawaiian, Facing Future has introduced the entire planet earth to Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole. This is the spring board which catapulted IZ's music in to so many Film and TV projects.Learn More
Kaunaloa, the greatly anticipated solo release from Na Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele. This collection of primarily original compositions showcases his talent as a songwriter and impressive vocal ability as a solo recording artist. Kuana’s melodies are as refreshing as they are intoxicating. Kaunaloa, meaning “to persevere,” is Kuana at his best, providing a musical journey that will both enrich and excite the world of hula and Hawaiian music.Learn More
Na Leo's 25th Anniversary Collection is a 2-Disc project, dedicated to all the fans who have touched the hearts and lives of Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima, and Angela Morales, the members of Na Leo. This CD features the most popular songs by Na Leo from the past 25 years, and even one new song, "Our Hawaii"!Learn More
Life is about learning and about celebrating wisdom through experiences and kupuna (elders). It has been 8 years since Sean Na`auao has released a solo album and Sean would agree it seems like a blink of an eye. Sean has continued his live performaces never wavering from what keeps him going everyday, his music. For Sean, he found his musical journey very personal. Finding inspiration through his ancestors - his kupuna and from his very gut – his na`au - he found his musical heritage with the recording of his new CD. This coming of age album captures the very essence of his Hawaiian music career. Showcasing a masterful musician doing what he does best making Hawaiian music. This 11-song CD embraces his ancestry and reminisces sounds from his childhood while looking forward to a bright future perpetuating the Hawaiian music for all generations.
It is N A ` A U A O. Learn More
The Sons of Hawaii music spans generations with strong rhythm, lyrics and emotion … the heartbeat of Hawaiian sound. From the traditional spirit of songs recorded yesterday to new arrangements and recordings of today, Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaii’s new CD Yesterday & Today Volume 2 is a musical journey to savor. Yesterday’s Sons of Hawai‘i, with leader Eddie Kamae and his exciting ukulele rhythm and distinctive singing voice, brought the group together with gifted composer, guitarist, and vocalist Dennis Kamakahi, bass and vocals by Joe Marshall and the steel guitar of David “Feet” Rogers. Eddie Kamae and Today’s Sons continue to play traditional Hawaiian music with Mike Kaawa’s innovative 12-string rhythm guitar that heightens the sound along with Analu Aina’s bass, Ocean Kaowili’s 6-string guitar and Paul Kim’s steel guitar, bringing back the unmistakable sound of the original Sons.Learn More
The release of Hawaii Land of Enchantment will be the first re-release of Jack de Mello's timeless music since Music of Hawai`i was made available on CD. Music of Hawai`i was praised by music critics worldwide. Hawaii Land of Enchantment was the first album that allowed Hawaiian music fans to appreciate classic Hawaiian songs, in a full orchestral setting. These recordings, available once again, have lost none of their beauty and remain as evocative of the islands today as when they were first released. The music of Jack de Mello is truly unlike any other on the island music scene.Learn More
This rare 12-track collection is the opportunity to experience Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole, the voice of Hawai‘i’s new generation. With this album, Kanaka‘ole—a three-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner—finds himself setting the pace, raising the bar and pushing the standards—yet again—challenging not only himself but his contemporaries as well. Accompanied by a passionate, unmatched love of his culture and the power that lies within his lineage, Kanaka‘ole is blazing a new trail in the 21st century while paying homage to those who have come before him, a theme that resonates with this, his third album.Learn More
Lorna Lim’s beautiful voice, her deep knowledge of hula, and her connection to the Big Island’s music tradition place her among Hawaii’s living treasures. Born and raised in the North Kohala district on the Big Island, she began playing music at an early age with her siblings and parents, an award-winning family musical group known throughout Hawaii simply as ‘The Lim Family’. Her sister Nani is one of Hawaii’s most renowned Hula teachers, and her Grammy nominated brother, Sonny, is one of Hawaii’s top slack key guitar players. Lorna’s performances have taken her throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
Lorna recorded “Polinahe” for hula dancers, in a style that reflects her personal musical tradition. The translation of the title - “poli”, meaning from the heart, and “nahe”, meaning sweet and pure - sums up Lorna’s musical style and the beautiful quality of her voice.Learn More
In his first solo CD, Roland takes on the epic of Pele, arguably Hawaii's most known mythical Goddess and also gives the listener a new perspective on the legend itself. Complete with narration and an incredible story line, Roland's musical suite for Pele is a beautiful collection of songs for the fire goddess.Learn More
Slack Key Christmas was produced on the island of Hawai`i in the town of Waimea, right in the heart of paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country where this unique guitar style originated. As you drive through Waimea, the roads are intermittently lined with red poinsettias and green pine trees. Along with the chilly winter air of this higher ranch land elevation, paniolo country has a special holiday feel at Christmas.Learn More
Arranged for Guitar & Ukulele With Lyrics. Seventeen beautiful songs transcribed for guitar and ukulele exactly as played by IZ. Includes his breathtaking version of "Over the Rainbow" as heard on the soundtracks to Finding Forester, 30 First Dates, and "ER." There are also four pages of color photos featuring Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, the Hawaiian singer with an unparalleled voice. Renowned throughout the world for his music, his spirit lives on through his albums. This folio features 17 of his most beloved songs from those albums. Titles are: Hawai'i '78, Henehene Kou 'Aka, Hi'ilawe, In This Life, Ka Pua U'i, Kaleohano, Kamalani, Kuhio Bay, Na Ka Pueo/Keyhole Hula, 'Opae E, Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, Panini Puakea, Staring All Over Again, White Sandy Beach, The Wind Beneath my Wings/He Hawai'i AuLearn More
Nā Palapalai's highly anticipated new album, Ha'a!
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2012 brings us to our newest release, HA'A. It is a tribute to our fans whom have somehow, Mahalo Ke Akua, become a Hawaiian music army, worldwide. Your unwavering support humbles us every day. We also dedicate this to all the hula dancers around the world, in countries we could have never dreamed of. It is for you that we sing.
We Aloha you all. The shy, keiki hula, the serious competition hula dancers, the ones who kaholo when they clean their hale. It is for you that we sing.
If you Kalākaua in the shower, we bid Aloha to you. Mahalo to the Aunties dancing hula in the front row with a beer in one hand and smoke meat in the other. It is for you that we sing.
We most humbly offer you, HA‘A. Now get up and dance.
--Nā Palapalai 2012
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