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Thursday, April 15, 1999


Iz, Brothers Cazimero,
Amy & Willie top list
of Hoku nominees

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Some familiar faces and some new categories are on the list of nominees for the 1999 Na Hanohano Awards.

The late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Brothers Cazimero and duo Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K head the list of nominees in the 1999 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Each has five nominations.

New categories are Compilation Album of the Year, Reggae Album of the Year and Christmas Album of the Year.

In another twist, Azure McCall is nominated as Female Vocalist of the Year, marking the first time a jazz singer has been nominated for the award.

The awards, presented by the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts, will be announced May 23 in a gala event at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, that will be broadcast live on KFVE. Tickets are $90 and will go on sale April 26. Call 235-9424 for more information.

Following is the list of nominees, announced earlier today:

Bullet Female Vocalist of the Year
Ilona Irvine, "Princess Ilona" (Hobo House on the Hill)
Kekuhi Kanahele, "Kekuhi" (Mountain Apple)
Ku'uipo Kumukahi, "So Sweet" (Kealohi)
Lorna Lim, " 'O Wau Iho No" (Kapualiko)
Azure McCall, "Body and Soul" (All Art)

Bullet Male Vocalist of the Year
Darren Benitez, "Mother of the Sea" (Fat Katz)
Kawai Cockett, "A Traditional Hawaiian -- Na Mele Maoli" (Hula)
Kelly Boy De Lima, "Jus' Kelly Boy" (KDE)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Iz in Concert -- The Man and His Music" (Big Boy)
BB Shawn, "No Boundaries" (Flying Solo)

Bullet Group of the Year
Brothers Cazimero, "Destination Paradise" (Mountain Apple)
Chant, "Hands of Time" (Flyin' Hawaiian)
Amy Hanaiali'i & Willie K, "Hanaiali'i" (Mountain Apple)
Ledward Ka'apana & the Original Ikona, "Hawai'i I Ka Pu'uwai" (Leo Nui)
Pure Heart, "Pure Heart" (Four String)

Bullet Most Promising Artist(s)
Keali'i Blaisdell, "Ka Ulu Mae'ole" (Hula)
Guy Cruz, "Judgement Time" (Lilikoi)
Ho'onu'a, "Feel Good Island Music" (Island Style)
Imua, "Endangered Species" (Island Groove)
Pure Heart, "Pure Heart" (Four String)

Bullet Anthology of the Year
"The Best of the Ka'au Crater Boys," Ka'au Crater Boys (Roy Sakuma)
"From Irmgard, with Love," Irmgard Aluli and Puamana (Mountain Apple)
"Hawaii's Golden Voice," Alfred Aholo Apaka (Hana Ola)
"Lei of Stars," Various artists (Hana Ola)
"Pride of Punahele," Keali'i Reichel, Uluwehi Guerrero and Kekuhi Kanahele (Punahele)

Bullet Compilation Album of the Year
"Best of the Big Island," Various artists (Hula Records International)
"Lifesong," Various artists (Life Foundation)
"Peter Moon Presents Juicy Fruits," Various artists (MGC)
"Pride of the Islands," Various artists (KCCN)
"Slack Key Guitar," Various artists (Palm)

Bullet Hawaiian Album of the Year
"Destination Paradise," Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
"Hanaiali'i," Amy Hanaiali'i & Willie K (Mountain Apple)
"Hawai'i Ka Pu'uiwai," Ledward Ka'apana & the Original Ikona (Leo Nui)
"Kekuhi," Kekuhi Kanahele (Mountain Apple)
"A Traditional Hawaiian -- Na Mele Maoli," Kawai Cockett (Hula)

Bullet Island Contemporary Album of the Year
"Homegrown Hawaiian," Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder)
"Iz in Concert -- The Man and His Music," Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy)
"Jus' Kelly Boy," Kelly Boy De Lima (KDE)
"Mother of the Sea," Darren Benitez (Fat Katz)
"Pure Heart," Pure Heart (Four String)

Bullet Instrumental Album of the Year
"Eminent 'Ukulele," Kimo Hussey (Kapa Kuiki)
"Great Grandmother, Great Grandson," Kapono Beamer (Onopak)
"Night Moon," Cyril Pahinui (Dancing Cat)
"Steel Reflections," Bobby Ingano (Flying Solo)
"Waltz of the Wind," Ledward Ka'apana (Dancing Cat)

Bullet Contemporary Album of the Year
"For Every Heart," Zanuck Kapala Lindsey (Black & Tan)
"Hands of Time," Chant (Flyin' Hawaiian)
"Judgement Time," Guy Cruz (Lilikoi)
"My Eyes Adore You," Justin (NEOS)
"No Boundaries," BB Shawn (Flying Solo)
"One More Road," Nathan Aweau (Hula Records International)

Bullet Comedy Album of the Year
"Da Comedy Kahuna," Augie Tulba (KDE)
"Kevin Hughes," Kevin Hughes (Birds of Paradise)
"Mental Oriental," Paul Ogata (Tropical Jam)
"O 'Oe Ke Kanaka (You Da Man!)," Kent Bowman "K.K. Ka'umanua" (Hula)
"Plain Brown Wrapper," Gregg Hammer (NEOS)

Bullet Christmas Album of the Year
"Christmas Gift," Na Leo Pilimehana (Na Leo Pilimehana)
"Hawaiian Christmas Day," Na Pua Kanilea & Na Hoaloha (Landmark)
"Mele Kalikimaka Merry Christmas," Ilima Rivera (Mahina Mele)
"Merry Christmas Viola," Viola (Heart 2 Heart)
"Roy Sakuma Presents Christmas Ukulele Style," Daniel Ho (Roy Sakuma)

Bullet Religious Album of the Year
"Chucky Boy Chock Presents Leinani," Leinani (Dream Tech)
"1st Things 1st," Pomai & Loeka (L&L/Morning Star)
"Footprints -- Contemporary Christian Music by P.J." P.J. (Hula)
"The Music of Wai'oili," The Choir of Wai'oli Hui'ia Church
"A New Song in the Islands," Randy & Gay Hongo (Christian Vision)

Bullet Rock Album of the Year
"Fanning the Inferno," Spiny Norman (Wiki Wiki Wacky)
"Mana," Sunburn (MRC)
"Rude Party," BossCats (BL)
"Sign of the Times," Gail Swanson (Rockchic)
"Silhouette Artist," Michael Piranha (Sola Virtus)

Bullet Reggae Album of the Year
"All Natural," Natural Vibrations (Cinnamon Red)
"Goldmind," Jamin (NEOS)
"Mahalo," Quino (Kamole)
"Polynesian P-Funk," B.E.T. (Tropical Jam)
"A World of Love," Sly Dog (Chucky Machado)

Bullet Jazz Album of the Year
"Body and Soul," Azure McCall (All Art)
"Eastbound," Aaron Aranita (MGC)
"Millennium," Vernon Sakata (Woofy Doof)
"Remedy," Mele (MKC)
"Watercolors," Daniel Ho (Aire)

Bullet Single of the Year
"Come Back," Forte (Cinnamon Red)
"Gold and Glitter," Kolea (Kekaualua)
"Ku'u Sweetie"/"Mai Lohilohi Mai 'Oe," Darlene Ahuna (Hula)
"Show Me Hokule'a"/"The Rainy Day Song," Pai'ea (Tropical Jam)
"Waikoloa Sands," Pomai & Loeka (Morning Star)

Bullet Song of the Year
"Destination Paradise," Robert and Roland Cazimero, from "Destination Paradise" (Mountain Apple)
"Maunaleo," Keali'i Reichel and Puakea Nogelmeier, from "Pride of Punahele (Punahele)
"Mother of the Sea," Darren Benitez, from "Mother of the Sea" (Fat Katz)
"My Sweet Pikake Lei," Brothers Cazimero from "Destination Paradise" (Mountain Apple)
"Palehua," Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali'i from "Hanaiali'i" (Mountain Apple)

Bullet Album of the Year
"Destination Paradise," Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
"Hanaiali'i," Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K (Mountain Apple)
"Iz in Concert -- The Man and His Music," Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy)
"Kekuhi," Kekuhi Kanahele (Mountain Apple)
"Pure Heart," Pure Heart (Four String)

Bullet Graphics
Chad Asuncion for "Endangered Species," Imua (Island Groove)
Hirasaki Nakagawa Design for "Hands of Time," Chant (Flyin' Hawaiian)
Jon de Mello for "Iz in Concert -- The Man and His Music," Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy)
Nancy Ishimoto, Rob Hawes and Scott Johnson for "No Boundaries," BB Shawn (Flying Solo)
George Sasaki for "Plain Brown Wrapper," Gregg Hammer (NEOS)

Bullet Engineering
Milan Bertosa for "Hanaiali'i," Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom & Willie K (Mountain Apple)
Gaylord Holomalia for "Iz in Concert -- The Man and His Music," Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy)
Gaylord Holomalia for "U Da Kine," Keni (Island Heat)
Jim Shaffer for "Princes Ilona," Ilona Irvine (Hobo House of the Hill)
Dave Tucciarone for "No Boundaries," BB Shawn (Flying Solo)

Bullet Liner Notes
Harry B. Soria Jr. for "Hawaii's Golden Voice," Alfred Apaka (Hana Ola)
Jon de Mello for "Kekuhi," Kekuhi Kanahele (Mountain Apple)
Jay Junker for "Night Moon," Cyril Pahinui (Dancing Cat)
Jay Junker for "Wa'ahila," Raymond Kane (Dancing Cat)
Pua Kanahele, Nalani Kanaka'ole, Kekuhi Kanahele, Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Punahele Lerma, Kaipo Frias, Hokulani Kaikaina and Keoni Fujitani for "Uwolani," Halau O Kekuhi (Liko)



Bullet Last year's winners
Bullet Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists



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