Tag Archives: 2012

Hawaii Radio Connection

Hawaii Radio Connection, a radio show in Seattle sent us their Top 10 Hawaiian Albums for 2012! Here’s our favorites from the list:

#1. Weldon KekauohaPilialoha

#2. Keola BeamerMalama Ko Aloha

#3. Nathan Aweau‘Io

#6. Na PalapalaiHa’a

#10. Kuana Torres KaheleHilo for the Holidays

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Taimane Featured on Cover of Waikiki Magazine!

Taimane on the cover of the Waikiki Magazine

Waikiki Magazine published a stunning fashion spread and a glowing article of the talented Taimane in this month’s issue. Get your copy of Waikiki Magazine, available for FREE at any Waikiki newsstand.

Right now, Taimane is off performing in Taiwan, but you can still hear this maven of the ‘ukulele. Purchase her album “‘Ukulele Dance” today!

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Brothers Cazimero-Christmas Concert Recap!

Christmas may be over, but here’s the Brothers Cazimero’s Christmas Concert video recap to keep you in the holiday spirit a little longer!

The Brothers Cazimero Christmas ConcertEnjoy, and Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!


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Kuana Torres Kahele – Ni’ihau Shell Lei Contest Winners!

Kuana Torres Kahele‘s “12 Lei of Christmas” contest is over! Congratulations to the following winners:

Denise Kenoi, Clifford Naeole, Carol Pohina, Yvonne Kutsunai, Tom Bauss, Earl Stokes, Romeo Eleno, Kalehua Tolentino, Donna Hanakeawe, Lavonne Makaawaawa, Ululani Black, and Francine Fujiwara!

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Jake Shimabukuro performs LIVE @ Chai’s Bistro

Jake Shimabukuro strumming his ukulele at Chai’s Bistro!

To see the rest of the photos from his performance at Chai’s, click the picture below!

jake shimabukuro performing live @ chai's.Shop Jake’s latest CD, “Grand `Ukulele” now!

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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.


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

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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SOJA Tour Dates

Here’s Soja’s 2012 tour schedule! Pre-order their new album today at our store: www.mountainapplecompany.com/new-releases/strength-to-survive

January 21st            Kaka’ako Park (Honolulu, HI) w/ The Green

January 27th           Kona King Kam Hotel (Kona, HI)

January 28th           Arts & Cultural Center (Maui, HI)

February 3rd            The National (Richmond, VA)

February 4th            Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA)

February 9th            Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)

February 10th          Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)

February 11th           Paradise Ballroom (Boston, MA)

February 12th           Higher Ground (Burlington, VT)

February 14th           Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)

February 16th           20th Century Theatre (Cincinatti, OH)

February 17th           The Vogue (Indianapolis, IN)

February 18th           Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL)

February 19th           Cabooze (Minneapolis, MN)

February 22th           The Waiting Room (Omaha, NE)

February 23th           The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS)

February 24th           Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins, CO)

February 25th           Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)

February 26th           Belly Up (Aspen, CO)

February 28th           The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT)

February 29th           Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)

March 1st            Showbox at the Market (Seattle, WA)

March 2nd           Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)

March 3rd           McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR)

March 4th           Arcata Community Center (Arcata, CA)

March 7th           Fillmore (San Francisco, CA)

March 8th          The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)

March 9th           House of Blues (Los Angeles, CA)

March 10th         House of Blues (Los Angeles, CA)

March 11th         House of Blues (San Diego, CA)

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The Green tour dates

Check out these tour dates for The Green to see when they’ll be touring in a town near you and get their album Ways and Means at our store:


January 21st   Kaka’ako Waterfront Park Amphitheater (Honolulu, HI) w/ SOJA

January 27th   King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (Kailua-Kona, HI) w/ SOJA

January 28th   Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Kahului, HI) w/ SOJA

Peace Of Mind Tour with Rebelution:

February 08th   House Of Blues (New Orleans, LA)

February 09th   House Of Blues (Houston, TX)

February 10th   Stubb’s (Austin, TX)

February 11th   House Of Blues (Dallas, TX)

February 12th   George’s Majestic (Fayetteville, AR)

February 15th   Sunshine Theater (Albuquerque, NM)

February 16th   Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ)

February 17th   Hollywood Palladium (Hollywood, CA)

February 18th   Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

February 19th   The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)

February 22nd   Senator Theater (Chico, CA)

February 23rd   McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR)

February 24th   Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)

February 25th   Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)


February 29th   SAIT w/ Rebel Emergency (Calgary, AB, Canada)

March 01st    Live At The Royal w/ Rebel Emergency (Nelson, BC, Canada)

March 02nd   The Northern Bar w/ Rebel Emergency (Fernie, BC, Canada)

March 03rd   Red Room Lounge (Spokane, WA)

March 06th   Tonic Lounge w/ Passafire (Reno, NV)

March 07th   The Boardwalk w/ Passafire (Orangevale, Sacramento, CA)

March 08th   SLO Brewing Co w/ Passafire (San Luis Obispo, CA)

March 09th   Belly Up w/ Passafire (Solana Beach, CA)

March 11th   Yost Theater w/ Passafire (Santa Ana, CA)

Peace Of Mind Tour with Rebelution:

March 14th   House Of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)

March 15th   The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT)

March 16th   Mesa Theater (Grand Junction, CO)

March 17th   The Fillmore (Denver, CO)

March 20th   First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)

March 21st    People’s Court (Des Moines, IA)

March 22nd   Pabst Theater (Milwaukee, WI)

March 23rd   The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)

March 24th   Congress Theatre (Chicago, IL)

March 27th   St. Andrews Hall (Detroit, MI)

March 28th  Madison Theater (Covington, KY)

March 29th   Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)

March 30th   House Of Blues (Cleveland, OH)

March 31st   The Orbit Room (Grand Rapids, MI)

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The Brothers Cazimero 2012 Tour Dates

Aloha everyone!  As 2011 draws to a close, here is an updated list of confirmed 2012 Brothers Cazimero events.  Some have been posted about already, the most updated ones are the May Day concert and the Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony.

• Spokane Symphony – Spokane, WA. February 18th @ 7pm www.spokanesymphony.org/concert,176,specialthewarmthofalohainwinter

• May Day Concert – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – April 28th @ 7:30pm www.mauiarts.org/ShowCalendars.html?Year=2012&Month=04

• Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts – Whittier, CA. May 12th @ 3pm and 8pm (two shows) Tickets: web.whittier.edu/ShannonCenter/TheBrothersCazimero.html

• Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony – Ala Moana Beach Park, May 28th @ 6:30pm www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com/

• Kahilu Theatre – Kamuela, HI. June 2nd @ 8pm. Tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org/current-season/194/the-brothers-cazimero

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Raiatea’s 2012 Mainland and Japan Tour Dates!

Check out Raiatea Helm’s 2012 US and Japan tour dates! Make arrangements in advance for you and your ohana!


Raiatea is also visiting Salt Lake Elementary to promote reading and literacy, and Kailua Elementary School for their Ukulele Music Program Initiative and Fundraiser (which the Raiatea Helm Music Foundation is also sponsoring).



April 2012

April 21    Keola Beamer & Raiatea – Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine CA.

April 27    Keola Beamer & Raiatea – Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, WA.

April 28    Keola Beamer & Raiatea – John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

May 2012

May 3    Keola Beamer & Raiatea – Napa Valley Opera House, CA.

May 5    Keola Beamer & Raiatea – Dinkelspiel Auditorium – Standford, CA.


June 2012

June 9    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Sapporo, Japan

June 10    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Yokohama, Japan

June 12    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Osaka, Japan

June 13    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Nagoya, Japan

June 15    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Tokyo, Japan

June 16    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Kamakura, Japan

June 17    2012 Ka Hula Tour – Okinawa, Japan

July 2012

July 8- 14    2012 Heiva – Papeete, Tahiti

August 2012

August 19    Hirakata Civic Hall, Osaka, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 20     Kobe International Hall, Kobe, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 22    Higashi Osaka Civic Hall, Osaka, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 23    Amagasaki Archaic Hall, Hyogo-ken, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 26    Nara Kashihara Civic Hall, Kashihara, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 27    Aichi Prefecture Art Hall, (large B Hall), Nagoya, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 28    NHK Osaka Hall, Osaka, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 30    Kannonji Civic Hall, Tokyo, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

August 31    Matsuyama Civic Hall, Matsuyama City, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

September 2012

September 1    Kadoma Civic Hall, Kadoma City, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

September 3    Kakogawa Civic Hall, Kakogawa, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

September 4    Wakayama Civic Hall, Wakayama City, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

September 5    Parc Johyo Plum Hall, Kyoto, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

September 7    Hachio Prism Hall, Hyougo, Japan (2012 Min-On Tour)

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