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2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees

The Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts presents the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees:

Female Vocalist of the Year
Leilani Rivera Bond "A Kaua'i Christmas" (Leilani)
Paula Fuga "Lilikoi" (Pakipika)
Amy Hanaiali'i "Generation Hawai'i" (Hanaiali'i)
Mahela "My Heart" (Hula)
Traci Toguchi "Feel The Breeze" (Traci Toguchi)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Nathan Aweau "The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. II - Hula" (B.P. Music Arts)
Brother Noland "Mystical Fish" (Mountain Apple)
Henry Kapono "The Wild Hawaiian" (Eclectic)
Pekelo, "Hana By The Sea" (Pekelo)
Keali'i Reichel "Maluhia" (Punahele)

Group of the Year
Barefoot Natives "Barefoot Natives" (Barefoot Natives)
Brothers Cazimero "Caz Christmas" (Mountain Apple)
Kaukahi "Life In These Islands" (OneHawaii)
Na Palapalai "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2)
Pali "Pali Presents A Tribute" (Discos Tropical)

Most Promising Artist of the Year
Ahumanu "Ahumanu: The Gathering" (Ululoa)
Danny Carvalho "Slack Key Journey - On My Way" (Lava Rock Music)
Paula Fuga "Lilikoi" (Pakipika)
Manoa DNA "Follow Me" (Roy Sakuma)
Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band "Incognito" (Uketree)

Compilation Album of the Year: Producer's Award
"Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 7" various artists (Hula) William Baba Alimoot, Dr. Trey and Donald "Flip" McDiarmid, producers
"Hawaiian Slack Key Kings" various artists (Rhythm & Roots) Milton and Chris Lau, producers
"Hokule'a: The Legacy" various artists (Bishop Museum Press) Kenneth Makuakane, Alden Levi, Randie Kamuela Fong, Hiro Mihara and Lehua Heine, producers
"It's A Slack Key World" various artists (Slack Key) Hapa, producer
"Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Live From Maui" various artists (Daniel Ho Creations) Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku Jr., Paul Konwiser and Wayne Wong, producers

Anthology of the Year: Producer's Award
"Eddie Kamae & Friends" Eddie Kamae & Friends (Hawaii Sons) Eddie and Myrna Kamae, producers
"The 50 Greatest Hawai'i Music Albums Ever, Volume 2" various artists (Mountain Apple) Honolulu Magazine, producer
"Justin Unplugged - Special Edition" Justin (NEOS) Bob St. John, producer
"Kapena Collection Vol. III" Kapena (KDE) Leolani De Lima, producer
"Through the Years ..." Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club (Hula) Clif Carpenter and Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, producers

Music Video DVD of the Year
"Best of Na Mele IV" various artists (Universal Films Hawaii)
"KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash Sweet 16" various artists (Events Intl.)
"Makaha Sons Live at the Hawai'i Theatre" Makaha Sons (Makaha Sons)
"Maui" Hapa (Hapa World Music)
"Overdrive Live 3" various artists (Place To Be)

Rock album of the year
"Breaking Tradition" Tony Gamble (Tony Gamble)
"Divide" Johnny Helm (John Helm)
"Green Light Go" Green Light Go (Kahoano)
"Live Love, Love Life" Darrell Aquino (Daddy Leopard)
"The Wild Hawaiian" Henry Kapono (Eclectic)

R&b/hip-hop album of the year
"5:45" Afatia (Tihati)
"Game 7" Bishop (Off The Rock)
"Love Potion Cyanide" Creed Chameleon (TRX Music Video)
"Mandi Seekings" Mandi Seekings (JEB Industries)
"The 'O'" Krystiles (Tiki Ent.)
"S.Pacifik Musik" Mana Poly All-Stars (Poly All-Stars)

Reggae album of the year
"Growing Up" Kawika Regidor (NEOS)
"Mystical Fish" Brother Noland (Mountain Apple)
"One Drop" One Drop (808e)
"Revival" Katchafire (Mai Music)
"Waiting On A Dream" Kaipo (Go Aloha)

Instrumental Album of the Year
"Brittni" Brittni Paiva (Talmidim)
"Gently Weeps" Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
"Hawaiian Steel Vol. 4 'Artisty of Greg Sardinha' " Greg Sardinha (Keala)
"Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming of the Snow)" Keola Beamer (Dancing Cat)
"The Slack Key Guitar Artistry of Jeff Peterson" Jeff Peterson (Palm)

Christmas Album of the Year
"Christmas Once More in Hawai'i Nei" Gail Mack (Gail Mack)
"Caz Christmas" Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
"Christmas With The Royal Hawaiian Band and Friends" Royal Hawaiian Band (Royal Hawaiian Band Music Society)
"A Kaua'i Christmas" Leilani Rivera Bond (Leilani)
"Maluhia" Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
"Merry Christmas" Keahiwai (808e)

Religious Album of the Year
"A Call To The Nations" Na Kahu (Aloha Ke Akua Ministries)
"Got Aloha?" 7 Simple Pieces (Reckon)
"Keonemele O Kaumakapili" Kaumakapili Church Choir (Kahuapili Publishing Committee)
"Misaki" Misaki (Mistralwind)
"Waters of Love - Gospel Live" Michael Ruff (Ruff Mix Music)

Contemporary Album of the Year
"Changing" Keahiwai (808e)
"Follow Me" Manoa DNA (Roy Sakuma)
"Lilikoi" Paula Fuga (Pakipika)
"Pali Presents A Tribute" Pali (Discos Tropical)
"Return To Romance" Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii (Mountain Apple)

Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year
"Barefoot Natives" Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
"Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar" Ledward Ka'apana (Rhythm & Roots)
"Life In These Islands" Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
"My Heart" Mahela (Hula)
"Where I Live, There Are Rainbows" Na Leo (NLP Music)

Hawaiian Album of the Year
"Generation Hawai'i" Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
"Hana By the Sea" Pekelo (Pekelo)
"The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. II - Hula" Nathan Aweau (B.P. Music Arts)
"Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
"Makuakane" Kenneth Makuakane (Makuakane Music)

Song of the Year: Composer's Award
"Angel's Bear Gifts" by Robert Cazimero from "Caz Christmas," Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
"Home Away From Home" by Willie Kahai'ali'i from "Barefoot Natives," Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
"Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" by Kuana Torres from "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
"Life in These Islands" by Kawika Kahiapo from "Life in These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
"Napua" by Michael Ruff from "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)

Album of the Year: Award to Local Resident Artist and Producer
"Barefoot Natives" Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives) Willie Kahai'ali'i, Eric Gilliom, and Brian Kohne, producers
"Brittni" Brittni Paiva (Talmidim) Brittni Paiva and Wendell Ching, producers
"Eddie Kamae & Friends" Eddie Kamae & Friends (Hawaii Sons) Eddie and Myrna Kamae, producers
"Generation Hawai'i" Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i) Michael Ruff and Hanaiali'i Records, producers
"Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" Na Palapalai (Koops 2) Shawn Pimental, producer


Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Nathan Aweau"The Hawai'i Classic Series, Vol. II - Hula" (B.P. Music Arts)
Barefoot Natives "Barefoot Natives" (Barefoot Natives)
Brother Noland "Mystical Fish" (Mountain Apple)
Brothers Cazimero "Caz Christmas" (Mountain Apple)
Amy Hanaiali'i "Generation Hawai'i" (Hanaiali'i)
Ledward Ka'apana Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar" (Rhythm & Roots)
Na Palapalai "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2)
Pali "Pali Presents A Tribute" (Discos Tropical)
Keali'i Reichel - "Maluhia" (Punahele)
Jake Shimabukuro, "Gently Weeps" (Hitchhike)

Hawaiian Language Performance
"Keeping It Traditional" Keali'i Blaisdell (Pacific Hawaiian Entertainment)
"Generation Hawai'i" Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
"Only You" Ho'omalie (Ho'okupu)
"Kamakolu" Na Kama (Makani)
"Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
"Wehiwehi Hawai'i" 'O Wai La (Owl)
"Maluhia" Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

Haku Mele: A composer's Award
"'Aina Wehi O Ma'ili" by Eric Lee from "Kamakolu," Na Kama (Makani)
"He Nani Moloka'i" by Kenneth Makuakane and Keola Donaghy from "Makuakane," Kenneth Makuakane (Makuakane Music)
"He Wai Wai Nui" by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Kawika Kahiapo from "Life In These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
"Ke'ei" by Kehau Tamure from "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
"Ku'u Pua Lovely" by Hailama Farden from "Kamakolu," Na Kama (Makani)
"Ke Au Maluhia" by Puakea Nogelmeier from "Maluhia," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
"Lei Ho'okahi" by Julian K. Ako from "Life In These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
"Nani Wale Manoa" by Eric Lee from "Kamakolu," Na Kama (Makani)
"Ni'ihau" by Pekelo Cosma and Ileialoha Beniamina from "Hana By The Sea," Pekelo (Pekelo)


Graphics:
Best Achievement in Album Cover Design

Wailani Hipolito for "The Gathering" Ahumanu (Ululoa)
Jon de Mello and Keith Usher for "Generation Hawai'i" Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
Stacy Leong Design for "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
Wailani Hipolito and Scott Johnson for "Maluhia" Kealii Reichel (Punahele)
Chris Lau for "Life in These Islands, Kaukahi (OneHawaii)

Liner notes:
Best Achievement in Album Annotation

Cindy A. Lance and Lynn Makalani Oakley for "Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 7" (Hula)
Kahaunani Schornstein for "Keonemele O Kaumakapil," Kaumakapili Church Choir (Kahaupili Publishing Committee)
Puakea Nogelmeier, Fred Krauss and Keali'i Reichel for "Maluhia," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
Ellen Pelissero for "My Heart," Mahela (Hula)
Clif Carpenter for "Through the Years ..." Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club (Hula)

Engineering
Ron Pendragon and Michael Ruff for "Generation Hawai'i" Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
Kenneth Makuakane, Tasha Tavares-Makuakane and Keola Donaghy for "Makuakane" Kenneth Makuakane (Makuakane Music)
Michael Ruff for "Moonbows for Christmas" various artists (Moonbow Productions)
D.J. Pratt for "It's A Slack Key World," various artists (Slack Key)
Dave Russell for "The Wild Hawaiian" Henry Kapono (Eclectic)

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