Monthly Archives: June 2012

IZ with Kuana

Here’s a great photo of two generations of Hawaiian music talents!! On the left is Kuana Torres Kahele (who just won SIX Na Hoku Hanohano awards!) as a teenager, and his sister Malia on the right. IZ visited their middle school, Hilo Intermediate, for May Day that year!

If you haven’t heard Kuana‘s music before, check out his Hoku winning album, Kaunaloa at his website!

And for more on IZ, please visit


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Jon de Mello on working with Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Here are some clips of Jon de Mello‘s interview with Cindy Paulos on KHEI/KAOI Radio on Maui talking about working with Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Hear about the beginnings of IZ’s worldwide popularity, and how he started getting noticed by film makers, and more!

Listen to the clips below!

For more on IZ, check out!

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Hoku Award pictures

Here’s some photos from the 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano awards!

Mahalo to Lynn Piccoli for the photos!

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