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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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Alternative HI Artists & The Shins

Alternative HI’s Sing the Body opened for indie super stars, The Shins over the weekend in Maui!

Pictured (from left to right) The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews, Alt Hi Producer Brandon Apeles, The Shins’ Richard Swift

Here’s a pic of Alt HI Producer Brandon Apeles with The Shins’ James Mercer.

Pictured (from left to right) The Shins’ Richard Swift, Eli from Sing the Body, The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews, Zack from Sing the Body

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Mailani @ Windward Mall

Mailani performed at Windward Mall this past weekend with Halau ka Lihilihi Lehua ‘O Hopoe (Kumu: Kaui Dalire)

Here’s a video of them performing along with some pics!

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Alternative HI on the Perry & Price Show

Alternative HI’s Saving Cadence was on the Perry & Price Morning Show this past Saturday! Also included, pics of Alt HI’s Erika Elona’s appearance in February!

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NA HOKU HANOHANO Final Nominees!

The final ballot for the Na Hoku Hanohano awards are out! Congratulations to all our nominees! The awards will be held on May 27th and will be broadcast live on KFVE! If you can’t tune in, we’ll post the results!

Here is the list of all our nominees! Click the link to check out the full list of nominees.

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Female Vocalist of the Year
RAIATEA HELM, Sea of Love (Raiatea Helm)
LEHUA KALIMA, Rising in Love (Kalima)
MAILANI MAKAINAI, Aina (Mountain Apple)

EP (“Extended Play” Release) of the Year
INTIRE PROJECT, THE, The Intire Project (Aumakua)

Group of the Year
HIIKUA, Aia I Hiialo (Kanemakua)

Compilation Album of the Year
ISLAND STYLE UKULELE, Various Artists (Neos), Bob St. John and Pati St. John – Producers

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
RISING IN LOVE, Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

Hawaiian Album of the Year
AIA I HIIALO, Hiikua (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
NA VACQUEROS by Kuana Torres Kahele from KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
NAU HOOKAHI by Robert Cazimero from HULA, Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
RISING IN LOVE by Lehua Kalima from RISING IN LOVE, Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

Favorite Entertainer of the Year
ROBERT CAZIMERO
RAIATEA HELM
HI`IKUA
KUANA TORRES KAHELE
LEHUA KALIMA
MAILANI MAKAINAI

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 HIIALO, Hiikua (Kanemakua)
KUANA TORRES KAHELE, for KAUNALOA, Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Haku Mele
KUU HOA HIIKUA, by Kalehua Krug from AIA I HI`IALO, Hiikua (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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PICS: Island In Your Eyes

From “Islands in Your Eyes” at the Hawaii Theatre, March 23rd, 2012
Mahalo to Wayne Iha for the photo!

Check out the rest at our Event Photos album!www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150301074078671.338685.35127023670&type=3 (scroll down to the bottom)

Mahalo to Wayne Iha for the photos!

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IZ: Back at #1

Back in the #1 position! “Over the Rainbow” continues to charm fans. It’s amazing that it’s been at the #1 position 115 times on the World Digital chart! Thank you all for making this happen!

Show us how IZ is #1 on your own personal charts! Share your stories, pics, and videos with us at www.izhawaii.com/#form and get a free sticker!

More info at: www.izhawaii.com/together-in-iz-world-be-part-of-hiz-story/

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Amy Hanaiali`i PSA for Hawaiian Foodbank

Aloha! Here’s a PSA by Amy Hanaiali’i for the 23rd Annual Food Drive by the Hawaiian Foodbank.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8:00am to 3:00pm

PLACES TO DONATE:
Waterfront Plaza
Koko Marina Center
McCully Shopping Center
Pearl City Shopping Center
Pearl Highlands Center
Town Center of Mililani
Waiokeola Congregational Church – Kahala
Windward City Shopping Center

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Home in the Islands

Check out this video from Napili Point Resort on Maui, featuring “Home in the Islands”, one of The Brothers Cazimero‘s most popular songs.

“Home in the Islands” was a major hit in 1980 and is still a signature song for Robert & Roland. Good friend, Henry Kapono was the composer of this magical song.

Fun fact: Jon de Mello, who has produced all of the Brothers Cazimero’s music over the life of their career, was in a band in high school with Henry Kapono.

We apologize but the embedding of this video has been disabled by request of its owner, so please click the link below to view the video.

youtu.be/SLxQ0q5jBRg

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