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Robert Cazimero at The Hawaii Theatre

Monday, September 12, 2011 3:23:18 PM Pacific/Honolulu

After Robert's triumphant "Hula Is" show at the Hawaii Theatre on August 26th, here are a few thoughts from the Kumu about what Hula is to him....


hula is...

thoughtful, jovial, fun-loving, game changing...

hula is...

gentle laughter bursting to guffaws crashing in tears...

hula is...

colors sweeping the air like falling confetti and infectious smiles know no boundaries...

hula is...

a captured room, swaying music and hearts finding solitude in old remembrances...

hula is...

girls swimming in blue white oceans with flowing trains, scented blossoms and abandoned euphoria...

hula is...

men incognito writing holidays on the air and lights playing musical chairs in the shadows...

hula is...

touching hearts and holding hands, one by one, in gratitude for doing, living, loving what we do...

we of the DANCE kind... we of the HULA kind... we of the LIFE kind... may the force always be with us...


- Robert Cazimero


Robert's new album, Hula is available now in CD and digital download!

And we've even got a FREE song download available! Check it out!

Here's some photos from Robert's Hawaii Theatre concert! Click to enlarge.


Be sure to check out Hula! And add Mountain Apple Company and The Brothers Cazimero on Facebook for regular updates!

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Artists update

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:32:30 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Some news and updates with our Mountain Apple artists!


Kainani Kahaunaele's award winning album


"I am honored for my songs to have been selected by my Hawaiian language peers to reflect and represent the integrity of our native tongue (Hawaiian Language Performance Award) and the intelligence and creativity of our kūpuna (Haku Mele Award)."

- Kainani Kahaunaele, after winning two Hōkū Awards for her album 'Ōhai 'Ula. Available in Digital Download or CD.


New Artists

Husband and wife duo, Paula & Vergel have just signed with Mountain Apple Company and are in the process of recording their first album! Here's a clip of them rehearsing one of their original songs at our studio.

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Events recap...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:39:27 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Photos and videos of some of the events we've been at recently!



First Friday with Kuana Torres Kahele and Jeff Peterson


Kuana Torres Kahele performed songs from his hit new CD, Kaunaloa. Here is is with his Glenn Mayeda (left) and Ioane Burns (right).

Jeff Peterson performed some of his award winning slack key originals as well as some jazz pieces!

Along with the music, there were also aerial dancers from Samadhi’s Hawaii, performing to the music.

There was a huge crowd that evening on the lawn of the Hawaii State Art museum! Be sure to check it out next First Friday!


Here's a video wrap-up of Kuana and Jeff performing!

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IZ updates

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:13:55 PM Pacific/Honolulu

IZ and his music continue to find new fans from near and far. Here's some recent news we wanted to share with you...

IZ’s Music Sweeping Across the World!

IZ's music is everywhere!

•IZ has just broken into the top 100 in Spain!

Alone in IZ World has gone Gold in Belgium after reaching #1 on their radio and album sale charts. On the charts for 21 weeks!

•Double Platinum in France for Alone In IZ World, Gold for a double album of Facing Future and Alone In IZ World

•Platinum in Germany for Facing Future and Double Platinum for the Over the Rainbow single. The single is still the most downloaded single in the history of downloading in Germany! That's for all genres of music.

•Gold in Switzerland for Facing Future and single Over the Rainbow.

Alone In IZ World was #1 in Portugal for 22 weeks!

The Best Of album was released in Poland on June 10th... and is climbing!

•In Sweden, The Best Of album will be released on August 10th.

•In Mexico The Best Of album will release at the end of July/beginning of August.

•In New Zealand, The Best Of album is at #5 nationwide. We are very close to Gold status there.

•In Australia, we have just licensed Over the Rainbow to be in an episode of Australia's most successful TV show, Packed to the Rafters.

Over the Rainbow is #1 on the UK's World music charts on iTunes!

•And finally, in the US, Over the Rainbow was heard on the National Mall in Washington DC during the 4th of July fireworks show!


IZ featured in NZZ Folio Magazine

As IZ has been sweeping across Europe with his hit "Over The Rainbow", it's no surprise that one of the best glossy magazines in Switzerland, NZZ Folio, devoted an entire issue to the song and features a few stories about IZ's success. Read it here! (Note: Text is translated from German to English)


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Kuana Torres Kahele's Solo Success

Friday, August 12, 2011 2:35:14 PM Pacific/Honolulu

Kuana Torres Kahele's solo debut album, Kaunaloa has been a worldwide hit since its release in June! If you haven't heard it yet, we're offering a FREE download of one of his songs! Just click the blue button below!


Kaunaloa topped the charts in its FIRST week!

• No. 1 on the iTunes World Music Digital chart

• No. 2 on the Billboard World Music chart

• No. 24 on Billboard's Heatseekers national chart

Check out these articles by the Hawaii Tribune Herald, Midweek, and The Star Advertiser's Pulse chronicling Kaunaloa's success with some background from Kuana himself, talking about how the album came to be, and continuing with Na Palapalai.

Kuana was on KFVE's Hot Hawaiian Nights recently. Check out this link to see clips from the show!


We invite you to join us this Sunday, August 14th at 6:00pm for Kuana's official CD Release Party!! It will be held at The Venue, downtown (click for map). This is a FREE event! But 21 and over only.


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Robert Cazimero: Hula rocks!

Monday, August 8, 2011 1:37:39 PM Pacific/Honolulu

On July 5th, Robert Cazimero released his new solo CD, Hula.

"In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to learn from the best; to dance on stage; to teach this remarkable art form and to be rewarded in both tangible and intangible ways for dedicating a big part of my life to hula. I’ve been all the more lucky in that my career has been in music and I’ve been able to sing some of the most beautiful music that hula is danced to as well as compose some hula mele (songs) that have been danced by many." -- Robert Cazimero

To celebrate the release of Hula, we have a FREE song download available! Check it out!


Here's what some people are saying about Hula:

"Hula–showcases his distinctive voice, and traditional Hawaiian songs are instantly recognizable; its musicality is cared for, and its message is loud and clear." -- The Honolulu Weekly

"Few have his savvy of elocution and enunciation to tell his stories-in-song, of lovely hula hands, of crashing waves on the beaches, whether in Hawaiian or in English. -- Wayne Harada, Star Advertiser

“What a nice album, only Robert could make ‘Lovely Hula Hands’ his own.” -- Mike Kelly, Cox Radio Hawaii


“Just purchased "Hula" and absolutely love it.” -- Dennis Mahaffay, Anthology Group


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We're back!

Monday, August 8, 2011 11:06:16 AM Pacific/Honolulu

Aloha everyone! Sorry for the lack of posting lately! We've been very busy with new releases!



Robert Cazimero


Kuana Torres Kahele

Aia I Hi'ialo


No Ku'uipo


All available in CD and MP3 format at our Topspin store!


Be sure to add us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates!!

Here's a recap of some of the things going on with Mountain Apple artists lately!


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Mailani on Discovery Channel's "After the Catch

Monday, June 13, 2011 9:15:47 AM Pacific/Honolulu


Mailani, Mountain Apple's most recent female vocalist of the year, taped a segment for Discovery Channel's "After the Catch" at the Shack in Hawaii Kai.    Will let you know as soon as we have an air date!



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The Brothers Cazimero in California

Thursday, June 9, 2011 3:57:01 PM Pacific/Honolulu

The Brothers Cazimero have had a busy few weeks entertaining fans at the Ruth B. Shannon Performing Arts Center, Bali Hai in San Diego and at the fabulous Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on Hawai`i island.  The shows were so well received by all.   Read comments from fans in San Diego who were seeing the Brothers in their neck of the woods for the first time in years.    

Also look for Robert Cazimero's new album HULA in stores July 5, 2011.


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