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2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is Hawaii's version of the Grammy Awards. The 29th annual awards featured some great live performances.

A re-telecast will be aired Sunday June 4, 2006 from 9:30 PM to 1200 AM. 

Below is a list of the nominees and winners of this this years awards.



Female Vocalist Of The Year
Best performance by a female artist:NATALIE AI KAMAU'U ,'E (Keko)
Also nominated:
'ANELAIKALANI , Completely (Malie Music)
AUNTIE IDA KELI'I CHUN , Memories Of Old Hawai'i (Hula)
GINAI , Jazz Island (Black Hawaiian Publishing)
MIHANA , One Little Dream (IM Recordings)
JASMINE TRIAS , Jasmine Trias (Clockwork Entertainment)



Male Vocalist Of The Year
Best performance by a male artist .NATHAN AWEAU , Hawai'i Classic Series V.1 Vintage (Bass Plus Music Arts)
Also nominated:
KAPONO BEAMER , Slack Key Dreams Of The Ponomoe (Kapono Beamer Enterprises)
JACK JOHNSON , In Between Dreams (Brushfire)
KAUMAKAIWA LOPAKA KANAKA'OLE , Welo (Mountain Apple)
SEAN NA'AUAO , Ka'Eha Ke Aloha (Poi Pounder)



Group Of The Year

Best performance by a vocal duo or group: HOLUNAPE , He'Olu (Roy Sakuma)
Also nominated:
EKOLU , Ekolu Music (Waiehu)
HAPA , Maui (FINN)
NA LEO , Feel The Spirit (Second Twenty)
NA PALI , NaPali (Awapuhi)



Most Promising Artist(s) Of The Year

Most Promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group:
AARON J. SALA , Ka'Upu Aloha - Alone With My Thoughts (Hula)
Also nominated:
HOLUNAPE , He'Olu (Roy Sakuma)
ABE LAGRIMAS, JR , Dimensions (Pass Out)
LAHAINA GROWN , Lahaina Grown (Lahaina Grown)
JASMINE TRIAS , Jasmine Trias (Clockwork Entertainment)


Compilation Album Of The Year
Producer's award. Best performance of newly released material by a minimum of three distinct artists. Award to local producer.

ALOHA FESTIVALS HAWAIIAN FALSETTO CONTEST WINNERS, VOL. 6 , Various Artists (Hula) William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer & Donald P. Flip McDiarmid III, producers
Also nominated:
ALOHA WITH STYLE...ROMANCE , Various Artists (Hawaiian Serenity) Sharlene Oshiro & Associates, producers
HO'OKIPA (SOUNDTRACK) , Various Artists (Joyboy) Ed Joy, Kaniela Joy & Quddus Ajimine, producers
ISLAND SOUL VOL. 1 , Various Artists (Island Soul Entertainment) Brett Fovargue, Rob Tsuhako, Vernon Kapua'ala, Damon Williams, Gilbert Emata & Shane Dudoit, producers
MAUI STYLE 2 ND EDITION , Various Artists (Lyri-Cool) Lyri-Cool Productions, producer


Anthology Of The Year
Producer's award - best album of previously released material. Award to local producer.

KAMAHIWA : KEALI'I REICHEL COLLECTION - ONE, Keali'i Reichel (Punahele) Keali'i Reichel, Jim Linkner & Fred Krauss, producers
Also nominated:
GREATEST HAWAIIAN HITS, Peter Moon Band (Kanikapila) Kanikapila Records, producer
HEKE WALE NO, ONLY THE BEST OF THE MAKAHA SONS, Makaha Sons (Poki) Kata Maduli, producer
HO'OKENA TREASURE II: LEI PULAMAHIA, Ho'okena (Ho'omau) Ho'okena, producer
MASTER OF THE STEEL GUITAR, VOL. ONE, Jerry Byrd (Cord International/Hana Ola) Harry B. Soria, Jr., producer



Reggae Album of the Year
Best performance of music in a reggae style: EKOLU MUSIC, Ekolu (Waiehu)
Also nominated:
FAYA!, O-Shen (Sharpnote)
THE GIRL WITH THE FISHBOWL EYES, Go Jimmy Go (Moon Room)
HEART AND SOUL, Kekai Boyz (Fearless Hawaiian Enterprises)
HOMESTEAD, Panaewa (Vizzun)
UNIVERSITILE, Big Every Time (Way Out West Enterprises)



Rock Album of the Year
Best performance of music in a rock style: IN BETWEEN DREAMS, Jack Johnson (Brushfire)
Also nominated:
CHASING DREAMS, Inner Session (Immense & Intense)
DRAGON, Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
IN BETWEEN DREAMS, Jack Johnson (Brushfire)
JOURNEY, Mana'Ohana (Lyri-Cool)
SONGS FROM HALEAKALA KITCHEN, Voodoo Suns (Tripod Music)




Instrumental Album Of The Year

Best instrumental performance: KI HO'ALU HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY , Ledward Kaapana (Rhythm & Roots)
Also nominated:
HAWAIIAN STYLE'UKULELE , Troy Fernandez (NEOS)
HEAR... , Brittni Paiva (Talmidim)
KA'UKULELE LELE , Bryan Tolentino (Side Order)
SLACK KEY GUITAR: THE ARTISTRY OF SONNY LIM , Sonny Lim (Palm)



Jazz Album of the Year
Best performance of music in a jazz style: BASS ETUDE, Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
Also nominated:
HAWAIIAN MAN, NOSTALGIC JOURNEY, Buddy Fo (Fo Wat)
JAZZ ISLAND, Ginai (Black Hawaiian Publishing)
SLACK KEY JAZZ, Jeff Peterson (Peterson)
TWO FOR THE ROAD, Bruce Hamada (DonDon)



Religious Album Of The Year
Best performance of religious material: HYMNS OF HAWAI'I, VOL. 2, George Kahumoku, Jr. & Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations)
Also nominated:
THE CRY OF YOUR HEART, Kulani Christian Fellowship (Kulani Christian Fellowship)
EKALESIA PRAISE, Ekalesia Praise (Ekalesia Praise Church)
GLORIFY - LIVE WORSHIP WITH NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, New Hope Christian Fellowship (New Hope Christian Fellowship)
LEON & MALIA PRESENT HAWAII KIDS PRAISE, Leon & Malia (Haku Mele)



Contemporary Album Of The Year
Best performance of music in a contemporary style: FEEL THE SPIRIT , NaLeo (Second Twenty)
Also nominated:
JASMINE TRIAS, Jasmine Trias (Clockwork Entertainment)
LIFETIME PARTY VOLUME 2, Cecilio & Kapono (C&K)
ONE LITTLE DREAM, Mihana (IM Recordings)
UNCUT, iNoA'oLe (FM)


Contemporary Hawaiian Album Of The Year

Best performance of the music of Hawaii in the contemporary style. MAUI, Hapa (FINN)
Also nominated:
HANA HOU, Keoki Kahumoku & Herb Ohta, Jr. (Daniel Ho Creations)
THE HAWAI'I CLASSIC SERIES V.1 VINTAGE, Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
NA PALI, NaPali (Awapuhi)
SLACK KEY DREAMS OF THE PONOMOE, Kapono Beamer (Kapono Beamer Enterprises)



Hawaiian Album Of The Year
Best performance of Hawaiian music (tie) HE 'OLU, Holunape (Roy Sakuma) and
WELO, Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole (Mountain Apple)
Also nominated:
'E , Natalie Ai Kamau'u (Keko)
KA'EHA KE ALOHA, Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder)
KA'UPU ALOHA ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS, Aaron J. Sala(Hula)


Christmas Album Of The Year
Best performance of music with a Christmas theme. CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI'I, Danny Couch (Danny Couch)
Also nominated:
CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALOHA, Ohia Cast (Ohia)
A HAWAII STARS CHRISTMAS, Hawaii Stars All Stars (GF)
AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS, Opihi Pickers and Friends (Go Aloha Entertainment)



Song Of The Year

Composer's award—best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song: “Good People” by Jack Johnson from IN BETWEEN DREAMS, Jack Johnson (Brushfire)
Also nominated:
“All Is Right With Me” by Angela Morales & Bryan Kessler from FEEL THE SPIRIT, NaLeo (Second Twenty)
“Inu I Ka Wai'Awa'awa ” by Carlos Andrade from N A PALI , NaPali (Awapuhi)
“Ka'Eha Ke Aloha ” by F. Kawaikapuokalani Hewett from KA'EHA KE ALOHA, Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder)
“Ke Aka O Ka Li'ulaby Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from WELO, Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole (Mountain Apple)


Album Of The Year
Best Cassette or Compact Disc release of the year. Award to local resident artist and producer: MAUI , Hapa (FINN) Nathan Aweau & Barry Flanagan, producers
Also nominated:
'E , Natalie Ai Kamau'u (Keko)'Iolani Kamau'u, Natalie Ai Kamau'u & Dave Tucciarone, producers
HE'OLU, Holunape (Roys Sakuma) Holunape & Charley Lukela, producers
KA'EHA KE ALOHA, Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder) Sean Na'auao, producer
MAUI , Hapa (FINN) Nathan Aweau & Barry Flanagan, producers
SLACK KEY DREAMS OF THE PONOMOE , Kapono Beamer (Kapono Beamer Enterprises) Kapono Beamer, producer



Hawaiian Language Performance

Best performance using the Hawaiian language (tie)
Holunape, HE `OLU,(Roy Sakuma)
Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole WELO ,(Mountain Apple)

Also nominated:
Natalie Ai Kamau'u ,'E, (Keko)
Aaron J. SalaKA'UPU ALOHA ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS ,(Hula)
Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun MEMORIES OF OLD HAWAI'I ,(Hula)
Ata Damasco PA'INA HOU! ,(Ululoa)
Halau O Kekuhi PUKA KAMA'EHU ,(Mountain Apple)


Haku Mele
Best achievement in creating a new song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language. Composer’s award
“Ehuehu Mae Nei'O Manoa ” by Kihei de Silva from KA'UPU ALOHA ALONE WITH MY THOUGHTS , Aaron J. Sala(Hula)

“Aloha Ha'ena ” by Carlos Andrade from N A PALI , NaPali (Awapuhi)
“E O Kupu'eu Na Pae Moku ” by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from WELO, Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole (Mountain Apple)
“Hau'ula ” by Lawrence Pau from ALOHA FESTIVALS FALSETTO CONTEST WINNERS, VOL. 6, Lawrence Pau (Hula)
“He Aloha No Ka ÿÜ kui by C. Pueo Pata from HO'OKIPA (SOUNDTRACK) , Cody Pueo Pata (Joyboy)
“Ka Nani Kamananui” by Ida Keali'i Chun from MEMORIES OF OLD HAWAI'I , Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun (Hula)
“Punua Polena ” by C. Pueo Pata from HO'OKIPA (SOUNDTRACK) , Cody Pueo Pata (Joyboy)



Favorite Entertainer JAKE SHIMABUKURO , Dragon
Also nominated:
NATHAN AWEAU,Bass Etude & Hawaii classic Series V.1 Vintage
EKOLU , Ekolu Music
HAPA , Maui
JACK JOHNSON , In Between Dreams
LEDWARD KAAPANA , Ki Ho'Alu Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
SONNY LIM , Slack key Guitar: The Artistry Of Sonny Lim
NA LEO , Feel The Spirit
SEAN NA'AUAO , Ka'Eha Ke Aloha
BRITTNI PAIVA , Hear...

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