Category Archives: Mailani

For older blog posts about Mailani, check out our former blog archive!

Mailani LIVE @ Pealridge Mall!

Mailani performing at Pearlridge Mall this past weekend, celebrating the release of Manawa!

Pictured with: Kaui Dalire

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Mailani Events Calendar!

Here’s a list of some events Mailani has coming up in the next couple of months. Mark your calendars!

March 30Royal Hawaiian Center, 7:30PM

April 12KHON 2 News, 7AM

April 23May 6 – Japan CD Release Tour

May 12Paliku Theatre, 1PM & 6PM

May 19Kani Ka Pila Grille, 6PM

May 26Kani Ka Pila Grille, 6PM

June 7Pan Pacific Festival, TBD

Check out our Facebook Events page for more details!!  Shop her new CD, “Manawa” now!

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Mailani – “Manawa” – AVAILABLE NOW!

Mailani‘s newest CD, “Manawa” is AVAILABLE NOW! Hear an exclusive PREVIEW of the entire album on our website before you buy!

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New Mailani Album!

Mailani‘s new album, “Manawa” will be in stores March 12th!! We’ll be putting it up for pre-order on our website soon! Check out the Na Hoku Hanohano winner’s previous CDs HERE!

 

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Mailani Makainai, TEDx Honolulu 2012 entertainer!

Mailani Makainai

For more on Mailani, please visit: mountainapplecompany.com/mailani/

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Hawaiian 105 KINE Lu’au!


Mailani and Harry B. Soria at the Hawaiian 105 KINE Lu’au!


Mailani signing her album, ‘Aina, at the Hawaiian 105 KINE Lu’au!


Richard Gideon and Bobby Moderow of Maunalua with Mark Yamanaka at the Hawaiian 105 KINE Lu’au!

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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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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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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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Uke Interviews for Japan

 

 

 

 

The ukulele is becoming more popular everywhere, and Japan is definitely no exception. Here’s some interviews for our Japanese fans!

Taimane Gardener - www.kamakaukulelejp.com/talk/talk08.php

Jake Shimabukurowww.kamakaukulelejp.com/talk/talk10.php

Mailaniwww.kamakaukulelejp.com/talk/talk11.php

Eddie Kamaewww.kamakaukulelejp.com/talk/talk07.php

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