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2013 Na Hoku Nominee – The 25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century

2013 Na Hoku Nominee
The 25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century

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NOMINATIONS:
Anthology Album of the Year

Twelve of Hawai`i’s hit artists come together on this great album! Winners announced May 25th!

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2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Website!

Want to keep up with the latest news, nominations, and info from the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards?  Check out our Na Hoku Hanohano Awards website for all of this and much, much more!

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25 Greatest Highlights-”IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole / Brothers Cazimero / Weldon Kekauoha

Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole‘s song, “`Opae E” on the album “Alone in IZ World”, is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 3rd on the magazine’s list!

“Alone In IZ World” was compiled after the passing of Iz in 1997. Luckily, Jon de Mello recorded every studio moment to tape – outtakes, banter, lighthearted covers. The result was an unheard revelation.

 

The Brothers Cazimero‘s song, “No Ke Ano Ahiahi”, from their album, “Destiny” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 14th on the magazine’s list.

The Brother’s jazzy take on Hawaiian has become a respected tradition. Robert Cazimero says the recording process for Destiny was, “the most haphazard out of all the albums, in a good way.”

 

Grammy nominee, Weldon Kekauoha‘s song, “Ka Lehua ‘Ula”, from his album with the same name is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 9th on the magazine’s list.

Contemporary songs such as “On the Beach at Waikiki” and “Thank You Lord” may be in English, but his steel guitar and ukulele put them right home in the Islands.

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25 Greatest Highlights-Kaumakaiwa / Natalie Ai Kamau’u / John Cruz

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka`ole‘s song, “Grandchild”, from his album, “Kaumakaiwa” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”.  The album ranked 8th on the magazine’s list.

Jon de Mello says, “I’ve always said that he’s 1,000 years ago, and 1,000 years ahead. As traditional as the Kanakaole family is, they’re really edgy. They love to push the envelope.”

 

Natalie Ai Kamau’u‘s song “Pili Aloha” from her album “`E” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!
The album ranked 20th on the magazine’s list.

“She reaches out to you,” says panelist and Hawaiian 105 KINE radio personality “Billy V” Van Osdol, “and you can’t help but want to smile back.”


John Cruz‘s song, “Missing You” from his album “One Of These Days”, is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!
The album ranked 6th on the magazine’s list!

“One Of These Days” is soulful, folksy, bluesy and technically superb, yet seemingly effortless, with a sound that has more in common with 1970s Kalapana and Cecilio & Kapono than anything else in Hawaii music today.

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25 Greatest Highlights-Na Palapalai / Raiatea / Kuana Torres Kahele

Na Palapalai‘s, “Pili Kapekepeke” from their album “Makani `Olu`olu” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”.
The album ranked 2nd on the magazine’s list!

With the release of Makani `Olu`olu, “[Na Palapalai] were breathing life into these old hula compositions. There was a race-to-the-finish feel to a lot of their songs”-says panelist Keola Donaghy.

Raiatea Helm‘s song “Hu`i E” from “Sweet and Lovely” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”.
The album ranked 7th on the magazine’s list!

Raiatea’s “Sweet and Lovely” won four Hoku Awards and earned a Grammy nomination!


Kuana Torres Kahele‘s, “Waimanu I Ka Lauoha” from his album Kaunaloa is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”.
The album ranked 4th on the magazine’s list.

Mountain Apple President, Leah Bernstein calls the album-“one of the most touching and complete Hawaiian albums released in the past 12 years.”

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