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2013 Na Hoku Awards Nominee – Taimane

2013 Na Hoku Nominee
Taimane‘Ukulele Dance

Instrumental Composition of the Year: “Moon”
`Ukulele Album of the Year

Taimane stretches far beyond familiar melodies with `Ukulele Dance – a truly dynamic performer! Winners announced May 25th!

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“Manawa” Featured in Honolulu Weekly!

Check out this new article about Mailani and her newest album, “Manawa” on Honolulu Weekly!

“Mailani keeps things fresh with newly composed mele, which fit well with the rest of the album. Songs like “No Koolau Kuu Aloha” effortlessly bridge the gap of time between contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music, and while such a feat is challenging, Mailani succeeds gracefully.”

Read the full article HERE!  And don’t forget to pick up your copy of, “Manawa” today!

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Taimane on Kamuke Magazine!

Taimane is on the cover of Kamuke Magazine, made by ukulele players for ukulele players!


Hear her ukulele stylings on her album, ” ‘Ukulele Dance“!

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Upcoming Performances @ Kani Ka Pila Grille!

Here’s a schedule of some amazing upcoming performances at the Kani Ka Pila Grille!

March 3, 10Brother Noland
March 10Brother Noland
March 17Brother Noland
April 14Kuana Torres Kahele

Sean Na’auao also performs every Monday and Weldon Kekauoha performs every Tuesday at the Grille (unless otherwise noted), so don’t miss out!

Phone: 808-924-4992

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Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA) Doesn’t Pass

The “Internet Radio Fairness Act” was defeated by Congress, meaning performers, songwriters and studio professionals will still be treated fairly. The IRFA sought to reduce the royalties that Internet Radio operators pay to owners of the sound recordings.

To read The Recording Academy’s Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam‘s testimony on the IRFA,  visit the grammy.org‘s website

“Jimmy Jam, Chair Emeritus of The Recording Academy, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet at a hearing titled “Music Licensing Part One: Legislation In The 112th Congress.” Jam spoke out against legislation that would cut artists royalties…”

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Kuana Torres Kahele – “Hilo for the Holidays” Review

Take a look at this great review of Kuana Torres Kahele’s holiday album, “Hilo for the Holidays” from the publication Ka Wai Ola. Writer Francine Murray calls it “a perfect balance of classics and originals with both festive and charming lyrics”!

With everything from fantastic Hawaiian-themed Christmas songs such as “Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe” to his version of the classics (“Silver Bells”, “The First Noel”), this album is more than a holiday treat. Hear what the critics are raving about today!
Read the whole magazine here on OHA’s website:

www.oha.org/ka-wai-ola/nowemapa-2012
Check out “Hilo for the Holidays” here:
www.mountainapplecompany.com/kuana

And don’t forget to enter to win a Ni’ihau Shell Lei from Kuana Torres Kahele himself!
www.mountainapplecompany.com/kuana/contest/

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The Brothers Cazimero Receive the David Malo Award

On November 8th, The Brothers Cazimero was honored with the David Malo Award, presented by the Rotary Club of West Honolulu!

Given each year, The David Malo Award recognizes an individual of Hawaiian ancestry whose accomplishments and life have portrayed the idea of high achievement in such fields as art, music, dance, education, science, community service, government, religion, business, or sport.

For more information on The Brothers Cazimero, please visit:

The Brothers Cazimero Facebook Page

The Brothers Cazimero Official Website

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Taimane at Windward Mall Festival of Giving

Taimane made an appearance at the Windward Mall 8th Annual Festival of Giving this past Saturday where she met with fans and autographed copies of her new CD, `Ukulele Dance. Check out her latest CD `Ukulele Dance.

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Taimane’s Recent Trip to Alaska

Taimane just returned from her first performance in Alaska at the University in Anchorage. It was her first time sledding and, oh yeah, the concert was sold out….standing room only!

Taimane is back in Hawaii now, and you can catch a clip of her talking about her career and performing a song from her latest CD, `Ukulele Dance, on KHON2.
Watch it here

Check out a video of Taimane sledding!

Also, don’t forget to check out Taimane’s new CD, `Ukulele Dance.

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Kalei Gamiao’s new CD interview in MidWeek

MUSICAL NOTES with Bill Mossman

Gamiao’s Got Game

Virtuoso Kalei Gamiao releases his second CD this week. Thank goodness he was able to find life after baseball with the ukulele.

He’s amon the rising generation of talented musicians in the Islands. In some corners of this paradise and in places beyond its shorelines, admirers are even beginning to refer to him as a virtuoso of sorts – and this designation comes at the tender age of 24.

To read the interview visit MidWeek’s website: www.midweek.com

 

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