By Bobby Comm
West Hawaii Today
Brothers Cazimero New release, which topped out at No. 3 on
the Billboard World Chart, more than satisfies the tastes of even
the most fickle Caz connoisseurs
If the contemporary Hawaiian music scene is a jewel that continues to be etched with facets, then the Brothers Cazimero were there to make the first cut.
"We are listening to an infusion of so many styles," said Robert Cazimero, who with brother, Roland, in May released "Destiny," their latest in a catalog of nearly 40 albums, tapes and compact discs that began four decades ago in the Sunday Manoa with the release of "Guava Jam," considered to be the Genesis of contemporary Hawaiian music.
THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO KEEP HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALIVE ON NEW CD "DESTINY"
The Molokai Times
Contemporary sound hits radio waves abroad The Brothers Caz have been a staple of Hawaiian music whose works were first noticed on the early Sunday Manoa albums.
Along with Peter Moon, they hit the radio airways with the contemporary sound that resonated throughout Hawaii and abroad. The high schools were flourishing with their sounds and Waikiki was a buzz back in the 70s with the Brothers Caz at the old Chuck's Cellar. Just above was the Polynesian Palace where the great Don Ho had his show on Lewers, off of Kalakaua Avenue. The other group at the Cellar was headed by Ledward Ka'apana and the group Ikona. How do we get this info? Lonomusic (Searider) and Kevin Tewes (Warrior) filled in for the Brothers Caz in the 70s. We can say from that time on, the Brothers Caz is still the most entertaining group in Hawai
By Lisa Malakaua
Big Island Weekly
Despite a touch of grey and a mountain of bragging rights, the Cazimeros remain youthful, humble ambassadors to the spirit of aloha . . . must be their destiny.
It's The Brothers Cazimero . . . need I say more? Celebrated and in play all over the world for over 30 years, their music is part and parcel of the modern Hawaiian identity. Grammy nominated for Best Hawaiian Music Album for their 2004 Some Call It Aloha... Don't Tell, they are not the types to rest on their laurels. Caz fans . . . can now add one more to their collection. The bros newly released CD, Destiny,hit the streets May 20) and the title couldn't be more fitting.
Let's just say it seems as if these two were ordained by heavenly powers to guide Hawaiian music into the 21st Century. Mountain Apple Company puts it this way on their website, "We are honored and proud to present a brand new CD by Hawai`i's premiere contemporary musicians, Robert and Roland, The Brothers Cazimero. The creation and perpetuation of Hawaiian music has always been their passion and the creation of pure Hawaiian musical magic has always been their destiny. "
DESTINY LANDS AT #3 ON
BILLBOARD WORLD CHART!
#1 Selling Album in Hawai‘i
BROTHERS CAZIMERO DELIVER AN
By Wayne Harada
Genre: Traditional, contemporary Hawaiian.
Distinguishing notes: It's been four years since Robert and Roland Cazimero have released an album, and the drought's over, thankfully. The hiatus has resulted in fertile material, with The Caz composing or co-authoring a stable of dandies. Further, as is characteristic of previous Caz songfests, this one provides a sweeping panorama of Island insights and stories.
FULFILLING 'DESTINY' WAS A 4-YEAR JOURNEY FOR THE CAZIMEROS
The new CD is viewed as validation of the years spent preserving Hawaiian music
By John Berger
Orson Wells became known in the last years of his life for commercials about selling no wine "before its time." Pete Seeger, borrowing from the Book of Ecclesiastes, wrote that "to everything there is a season." Robert Cazimero, considering the Brothers Cazimero's first album in four years, says simply, "It's the right time, but then the other answer would be, 'It's always the right time.'"
"Destiny," the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's "Some Call It Aloha ... Don't Tell," which was nominated for a Grammy Award, will be in stores tomorrow.
Available May 20, 2008
We are honored and proud to present a brand new CD by Hawaii’s premiere contemporary musicians, Robert and Roland, The Brothers Cazimero. The creation and perpetuation of Hawaiian music has always been their passion and the creation of pure Hawaiian musical magic has always been their Destiny.
Destiny, their 37th album both as combined and solo artists, reflects the musicianship and vocal artistry that is at the heart of their legendary status in Hawaiian music. Born to professional musicians, Robert and Roland Cazimero create music that is steeped in Hawaiian culture, history and language.
HARA 2008 LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
By John Berger
March 27, 2008
It was deja vu for Robert, left, and Roland Cazimero at the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts' 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon on March 15 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The brothers, headliners at the Royal from 1982 to 1994, became the seventh group to receive HARA's recognition for career accomplishments -- in their case, first as members of Sunday Manoa in the early 1970s and then as the Brothers Cazimero. Robert thanked Peter Moon, founder of Sunday Manoa, for helping them "step out of the box" of being backing musicians and added that the best thing about being back at the Royal was seeing some of the old-time staff.