Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 Hoku Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the 2012 Hoku Award winners! Go to see/listen to all the Mountain Apple Co. artists who won!

HI`IKUA - Aia I Hi`ialo



LEHUA KALIMA - Rising in Love

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Pics from Art After Dark!

Pics from Art After Dark with Alternative HI‘s Erika Elona, Brandon Apeles, Mano Kane, and Kevin Jones/Desert Sea!


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Taimane Hawaiian Airlines video shoot

We’ve posted six behind the scenes pics of Taimane during her Hawaiian Airlines video shoot! See them all here!
If you are planning a trip on Hawaiian Airlines in August/September, watch Mountain Apple Company’s brand new artist, Taimane in a video-bio featuring her new music. Here’s some behind the scenes pics from her shoot in Waimanalo!

Taimane is in the studio finishing up her first CD for Mountain Apple Company… we cannot wait to share it with you.

If you’ve never heard Taimane play, check out this video!

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Together In IZ World

Aloha IZ fans! We’ve finished gathering all the wonderful stories, photos, and videos you’ve shared with us, and put them together on a giant map for all to read and enjoy!

And since we had such a great response, we will be continuing to accept more fan submissions! Feel free to fill out the form at the site!

Or if you don’t have a story or picture to share and you just want to be listed on the map, you can just put your name and/or location and we’ll add you to the map!

Note: Submissions are not automatically added; please give us time to add it. Mahalo for your patience.


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To celebrate this year, we collected fan stories and photos from around the world! Come back tomorrow to check out our brand new FANS section!

In the meantime, here’s some other great fan works!

This is Sungha Jun, a famous acoustic finger-style guitarist from South Korea; here he is covering “Over the Rainbow”!

Here’s a video of a fan who did a digital painting of IZ!

Here’s another portrait of IZ by fan Donovan Crisp!

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole by ~SprayCaint123 on deviantART

Here’s “The Piano Guys” with an instrumental cover of “Over the Rainbow”! Filmed on O’ahu on the North Shore!

Did you know Pearl Jam covered “Over the Rainbow” a few years back? Here’s a video of Eddie Vedder giving a very heartfelt performance in concert in Hawaii!

Here’s a very cool solo a cappella of “Over the Rainbow” by Youtuber daiyel!

Here’s one of IZ’s many young fans performing his rendition of “Over the Rainbow” :)

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New Na Palapalai album — Ha’a

Have you heard the news? Na Palapalai is coming out with a new album, June 26th, entitled Ha’a! We’ve got it up for pre-order on our website, and you can also get a FREE DOWNLOAD off the album! (just enter your email!)

Stay tuned for exclusive preview clips!

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A Letter to The Brothers Cazimero

Just posted this very heartfelt fan card over at The Brothers Cazimero’s Facebook!
Robert & Roland are so fortunate to have fans around the world that have wonderful memories…. here is a beautiful note from Doreen McDiarmaid of Victoria, British Columbia, hand delivered by her good friends Beth and Jean to Chai’s Island Bistro.

“Thank you Doreen — makes what we do that much more meaningful” -R&R

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IZ Music Box @ Hallmark

IZ’s birthday is coming up on May 20th. If someone else you know also has a birthday coming up, check out your local Hallmark store for the perfect gift! They’ve got a wonderful music box that plays IZ’s “Over the Rainbow” AND you can record your own personal greeting! When someone opens the box, it will alternate between your greeting, and the song. It’s also a memory box, and you can add your own photo and other keepsakes.

Here’s a demo of the music box in action!

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