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2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners

2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - List of Winners

Album of the Year
"Kuanaloa," Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
Kuana Torres Kahale and Dave Tucciarone, producers

Anthology Album of the Year
"Kekumuwai," Pandanus Club (Makuakane)
Kenneth Makuakane, Chris Kealiiaa and Tasha Tavares-Makuakane, producers

Compilation Album of the Year
"Ho‘ala Iapana," Various Artists
Dave Tucciarone, producer

Contemporary Album of the Year
"Rising In Love," Lehua Kalima (Kalima)

EP (Extended Play) of the Year
"Na Mele O Ioane Keanaaina," John Ioane Keanaaina, Jr.

Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Jake Shimabukuro

Female Vocalist of the Year
Natalie Ai Kamauu, "‘A" (Keko)

Graphics
Kuhao Zane and Kamele Eskaran, for "Kaunaloa," Kuana Torres Kahale (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Group of the Year
Waipuna, "E Ho‘i Mai" (Poki)

Haku Mele
"Ku'u Hoa Hi'ikua," Hi'ikua, from "Aia I Hi'ialo," Hi'ikua (Hi'ikua)

Hawaiian Album of the Year
"Kaunaloa," Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Hawaiian Language Performance
"Hula," Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple)

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
"Illnomadic," Navid Najafi (‘Aumakua)

Instrumental Album of the Year
"Peace Love Ukulele," Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)

Island Music Album of the Year
"E Ho‘i Mai," Waipuna (Poki)

Jazz Album of the Year (TIE)
"Salt," Starr Kalahiki (Kipuka)
"Ukulele Jazz Live in Concert Hilo, Hawaii," Benny Chong

Liner Notes
Kuana Torres Kahale, for "Kaunaloa," Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Kuana Torres Kahele, "Kaunaloa" (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Most Promising Artist
Starr Kalahiki, "Salt" (Kipuka)

Reggae Album of the Year
"Simply For Love," Ekolu (Waiehu)

Religious Album of the Year
"Chucky Boy Chock and Friends," Chucky Boy Chock (New Song Music)

Rock Album of the Year
"Warehouse Blues," Willie K (Maui Tribe)

Single of the Year
"‘Ainahau," Waipuna (Poki)

Slack Key Album of the Year
"Waimaka Helelei," Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis (‘Aumakua)

Song of the Year (composer's award)
"Na Vaqueros" by Kuana Torres Kahele, from "Kaunaloa," Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Adjudicated Categories

Engineering
Wendell Ching, Carl Noa and Matthew Honda for "Self Titled," Hot Rain (Afflatuf)

Hawaiian Language Performance
"Hula," Robert Cazimero (Mountain Apple Company)

Haku Mele
"Ku'u Hoa Hi‘ikua," by Kalehua Krug, from "Aia I Hi‘ialo," Hi‘ikua (label)

International Album of the Year
"‘Ohana," Kaulana (Kaulana)

Additional Awards

Ki Ho'alu Foundation Legacy Award
Makana

Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award
Haunani Apoliona

Steel Guitar Legacy Award
The Tau Moe Family

 

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