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.
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!
Few Hawaiian musicians have risen to such national and international acclaim as Amy Hanaiali`i. Her 2008 album, `Aumakua, is a true embodiment of her consummate talent, featuring 14 fresh compositions that, combined, will comprise one of the most beautiful albums to come from a Hawaiian artist. Hanaiali`i offers her Hoku Award-winning falsetto-infused vocals to `Aumakua, a reverent assemblage of original songs and beloved, time-honored classics, set to the sweet, melodious style that is all her own. Replete with appearances by fellow award-winning artists, composers and arrangers, `Aumakua is an undeniable awards contender.