Hoku Award Nominees

Here are all the Mountain Apple artists nominated for the 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees!

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

EP (“Extended Play” Release) of the Year

  • INTIRE PROJECT, THE, The Intire Project (Aumakua)

Group of the Year

Compilation Album of the Year

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

Hawaiian Album of the Year

  • AIA I HI’IALO, Hi’ikua (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

Favorite Entertainer of the Year

  • ROBERT CAZIMERO
  • RAIATEA HELM
  • HI`IKUA
  • KUANA TORRES KAHELE
  • LEHUA KALIMA
  • MAILANI MAKAINAI

2012 TECHNICAL FINALISTS
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 HI’IALO, Hi’ikua (Kanemakua)
  • KUANA TORRES KAHELE, for KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

2012 ADJUDICATED FINALISTS
Note: Each of these categories is voted on by a separate panel of judges.

Haku Mele

  • KUU HOA HI’IKUA, by Kalehua Krug from AIA I HI`IALO, Hi’ikua (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)
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