Category Archives: Hi’ikua

For older blog posts about Hi’ikua, check out our former blog archive!

25th Annual ‘Aha Mele Ho’omau O’ahu!

Come down to the Bishop Museum on February 16th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm for a day of Hawaiian Language Immersion and Nā Hōkū award winners, Hi’ikua, at the 25th Annual ‘Aha Mele Ho’omau O’ahu!


PRE-SALE tickets are $14 Makua (Adult), $7 Keiki (Child). To purchase tickets, click HERE! 

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Sandy Miranda’s 2012 Best Hawaiian Music List!

KALW Radio Host and Kapalakiko Aloha Spirit Award winner, Sandy Miranda, gave us her 2012 Best of Hawaiian Music list! Included are:

Kuana Torres KaheleKuanaloa

Jake ShimabukuroLove Peace Ukulele

Hi’ikuaAla I Hi’ialo

*We love this list as much as Sandy does!  (^_^) \m/

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Kahala Mall Christmas Concert Series – PHOTOS

Kahala Mall’s Christmas Concert series was a resounding success!  Fans were able to watch performances from their favorite Hawaiian artists, and some even took pictures and signed autographs with them after the show!

In case you missed them, here’s Kuana Torres Kahele, Maunalua, Hi’ikua, Ho’okena and Kahulanui performing at Kahala Mall:

Check out our Facebook for more pictures!

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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach!

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

For the first time in its 30 year history of perpetuating this uniquely Hawaiian music, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach for all west side ohanas! Sunday, October 28th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Hoalauna Park!

For folks that can’t make it, performances will be live streamed online at this site!

Join Brother Noland, Hi’ikua, Ho’okena, John Cruz, Maunalua, and more for a day of great music and fun on the west side! Live music, ono food, crafts, ukulele and guitar exhibit, Halloween costume contest, exciting prizes and more!

For more info please visit here or here.

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Aloha Series at the Shannon Center at Whittier College!

Aloha Southern California! THIS SATURDAY, October 6th, Hi’ikua will kick off the Aloha Series at the Shannon Center at Whittier College! TWO shows, first at 3pm, and second at 8pm!

TIckets $40 (per show)

To purchase tickets and for more info, please visit the Shannon Center website, or call (562) 907-4203

Share with your ohana in California, it’ll definitely be an awesome night of Hawaiian music!

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Hoku winning group Hi’ikua at the Shannon Center at Whittier College!

Hoku winning group Hi'ikua
Hoku winning group Hi’ikua will be the first show in the Aloha Series at the Shannon Center at Whittier College! They will be performing with John Keawe.

They will perform TWO shows on Saturday, October 6th! First at 3pm, and then the second at 8pm.

Tickets $40 (per show)

To purchase tickets and for more info, please visit The Shannon Center website, or call (562) 907-4203

Stay tuned for details about the other Aloha Series Concerts!

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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

KUANA TORRES KAHELE-- Kaunaloa

ROBERT CAZIMERO - Hula

LEHUA KALIMA - Rising in Love

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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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Merrie Monarch 2012

It’s that time again, Merrie Monarch 2012 is this week! It will be broadcast on KFVE, live from Hilo!

  • Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm – Backstage coverage
  • Thursday 6:00-11:30pm – Miss Aloha Hula competition
  • Friday 6:00-11:30pm – Hula Kahiko: Halau
  • Saturday 6:00-11:30pm – Hula ‘Auana: Halau

Be sure to tune in to check out all the Mountain Apple artists that will be there!

Robert Cazimero will be performing at the Merrie Monarch with the following halau:

HALAU O KE `A`ALI`I KU MAKANI

Kumu: MANU BOYD

KA PA HULA O KA UA NOE O WA`AHILA

Kumu: MAELIA LOBENSTEIN CARTER

HALAU MOHALA `ILIMA

Kumu: MAPUANA DE SILVA

Robert will be accompanied by Keala Chock (guitar), Kala’i Ontai (guitar), Manu Boyd (ukulele), and Mark Yim (bass).


Lihau Hannahs Paik of Kupaoa will be dancing at the Merrie Monarch with Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine (Kumu: Hiwa Vaughan-Darval). The men will be the fourth performance of the night, and Lihau and the rest of the ladies will by ninth!

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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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