2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners

2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners

2011 Na Hoku Award Winners:


*Most Promising Artist: Mark Yamanaka, "Lei Pua Kenikeni" (Hulu Kupuna) 

*Female Vocalist of the Year: Napua Makua, "Mohalu" (Pihana) 

*Male Vocalist of the Year: Mark Yamanaka, "Lei Pua Kenikeni" (Hulu Kupuna) 

*Group of the Year: KuMZ, "On the Summit" (Kauakoko Foundation) 

*Christmas Album: "Willie Wonderland," Willie K (Island Soul) 

*Album of the Year (to artist and producers): "Lei Pua Kenikeni," Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna) (Hulu Kupuna Productions, LLC and Kale Chang, producers) 

*Song of the Year (composer's award): "Kaleoonalani," Mark Yamanaka, from "Lei Pua Kenikeni," Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna) 

*Single of the Year: "He Lei Kaulana," Na Palapalai (Hulu Kupuna) 

*EP of the Year: "Solo Ukulele: The King of Pop," Abe Lagrimas Jr. & Friends (Pass Out) 

*Anthology of the Year (producer's award): "The Best of Na Palapalai," Na Palapalai (Koops 2), Shawn Pimental, producer 

*Compilation of the Year (producer's award): "Kona," various artists (Ua Mau), Dave Tucciarone, producer 

*Contemporary Album of the Year: "Forevermore," Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (no label) 

*Hawaiian Album of the Year: "Mohalu," Napua Makua (Pihana) 

*Instrumental Album of the Year: "'Ukulele Nahenahe," Herb Ohta Jr. (Lele) 

*Island Music Album of the Year: "Amy Hanaiali'i and Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i and Slack Key Masters of Hawai'i (Peterson) 

*Jazz Album of the Year: "Django Would Go," Hot Club of Hulaville (Hulaville) 
*R&B/Hip Hop:"Coconut Wireless" Kepa Kruse (Petroglyph)


*Reggae Album: "The Green," The Green (SheeHandsomeDevil) 

*Religious Album: "Somewhere Up Ahead – Gospel Hymns of Hawaii, Vol. II," Ata Damasco (Ululoa) 

*Rock Album: "Stream Dreams," Kamuela Kahoano (Green Light Go/Kahoano) 

*Slack Key Album: "Play With Me Papa," John Keawe (Homestead) 

*Graphics: Wailani Artates, for "Mohalu," Napua Makua (Pihana) 

*Liner Notes: Puakea Nogelmeier, Kalikolihau Hannahs-Paik and Kellen Paik, for "English Rose," Kupaoa (Hulu Kupuna) 

*Favorite Entertainer (by public vote): Napua Makua Adjudicated Awards: 

*Haku Mele (composer's award for first-time recorded Hawaiian-language song or chant): "'Ohai 'Ula," by Kainani Kahaunaele, from "'Ohai 'Ula," Kainani Kahaunaele (Koops 2) 

*Hawaiian Language Performance: Kainani Kahaunaele, "'Ohai 'Ula" (Koops2) 

*Engineering: Bryan Sanchez and Dave Tucciarone, for "Hawaiian Girls," TTYM-Talk To You Music (TTYM)

2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
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