Kapono Beamer has six Hoku nominations.
4 isle Grammy finalists could win Hokus
AS MANY as four of Hawaii's 2006 Grammy Award finalists could be winners next month when the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts presents the 29th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Grammy Awards finalist Kapono Beamer has six nominations for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Jack Johnson three for "In Between Dreams," and Ledward Kaapana and Sonny Lim two each. Beamer and Johnson are joined by Nathan Aweau, Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole and Sean Na'auao as finalists for Male Vocalist of the Year, while Kaapana and Lim are both finalists in the Instrumental Album category.
Although traditional Hawaiian music again dominates the major categories, Johnson's nomination for Male Vocalist and three nominations for international pop star Jasmine Trias suggest the HARA membership might be growing more open to mainstream recordings.
HARA members will vote in 19 categories. Nominees and winners in the Haku Mele and Hawaiian Language Performance categories are determined by a panel of Hawaiian music and language specialists.
The winner of Favorite Entertainer of the Year is chosen by public vote. Membership in HARA is open to Hawaii residents with a local recording credit, and also to residents who work in the local record industry.
NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS
Presented by the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts:
When: 5:30 p.m. May 31
Place: Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom
Tickets: $95 to $200
[ 2006 NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS ]
2006 Hoku nominees
'Anelaikalani, "Completely" (Malie Music)
Auntie Ida Keli'i Chun, "Memories of Old Hawai'i" (Hula)
Ginai, "Jazz Island" (Black Hawaiian)
Natalie Ai Kamau'u, "'E" (Keko)
Mihana, "One Little Dream" (IM Recordings)
Jasmine Trias, "Jasmine Trias" (Clockwork Ent.)
Nathan Aweau, "Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. 1 Vintage" (Bass Plus Music Arts)
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)
Ekolu, "Ekolu Music" (Waiehu)
Hapa, "Maui" (FINN)
Holunape, "He 'Olu" (Roy Sakuma)
Na Leo, "Find Harmony" (Second Twenty)
Na Pali "Na Pali" (Awapuhi)
Most Promising Artist(s)
Holunape, "He 'Olu"
Abe Lagrimas Jr., "Dimensions" (Pass Out)
Lahaina Grown, "Lahaina Grown" (Lahaina Grown)
Aaron J. Sala, "Ka 'Upu Aloha-Alone with my Thoughts" (Hula)
Jasmine Trias, "Jasmine Trias"
Producer's award for newly released material by a minimum of three artists
"Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 6, various artists (Hula) William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer and Donald P. Flip McDiarmid III, producers
"Aloha With Style ... Romance," various (Hawaiian Serenity) Sharlene Oshiro and Associates, producers
"Ho'okipa," various (Joyboy) Ed Joy, Kaniela Joy and Quddus Ajimine, producers
"Island Soul Vol. 1, various (Island Soul) Brett Fovargue, Rob Tsuhako, Vernon Kapua'ala, Damon Williams, Gilbert Emata and Shane Dudoit, producers
"Maui Style 2nd Edition," various (Lyri-Cool) Lyri-Cool Productions, producer
Anthology Producer's award
"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
"Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele) Keali'i Reichel, Jim Linkner and Fred Krauss, producers
"Master of the Steel Guitar, Vol. One," Jerry Byrd (Cord International/Hana Ola) Harry B. Soria Jr., producer
"Ekolu Music" Ekolu
"Faya!," O-Shen (Sharpnote)
"The Girl with the Fishbowl Eyes," Go Jimmy Go (Moon Room)
"Heart and Soul," Kekai Boyz (Fearless Hawaiian)
"Homestead," Panaewa (Vizzun)
"Universitile," Big Every Time (Way Out West)
"Chasing Dreams," Inner Session (Immense and Intense)
"Dragon" Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
"In Between Dreams," Jack Johnson
"Journey," Mana 'Ohana (Lyri-Cool)
"Songs from Haleakala Kitchen," Voodoo Suns (Tripod Music)
Instrumental Album of the Year
"Hawaiian Style 'Ukulele" Troy Fernandez (NEOS)
"Hear...," Brittni Paiva (Talmidim )
"Ka 'Ukulele Lele," Bryan Tolentino (Side Order)
"Ki Ho'alu Hawaiian Slack Key," Ledward Kaapana (Rhythm and Roots)
"Slack Key Guitar: The Artistry of Sonny Lim," Sonny Lim (Palm)
"Bass Etude," Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
"Hawaiian Man, Nostalgic Journey," Buddy Fo (Fo Wat)
"Jazz Island," Ginai (Black Hawaiian)
"Slack Key Jazz," Jeff Peterson (Peterson)
"Two for the Road," Bruce Hamada (DonDon)
Religious Album of the Year
"The Cry of Your Heart," (Kulani Christian Fellowship)
"Ekalesia Praise" (Ekalesia Praise Church)
"Glorify-Live Worship with New Hope Christian Fellowship," (New Hope)
"Hymns of Hawai'i, Vol. 2," George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations)
"Leon and Malia Present Hawaii Kids Praise," Leon and Malia (Haku Mele)
Contemporary Album of the Year
"Feel the Spirit," Na Leo (Second Twenty)
"Jasmine Trias," Jasmine Trias (Clockwork Entertainment)
"Lifetime Party Vol. 2," Cecilio and Kapono (CandK)
"One Little Dream," Mihana (IM Recordings)
"Uncut," iNoA 'oLe (FM)
Contemporary Hawaiian Album
"Hana Hou, Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. (Daniel Ho Creations)
"The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. 1 Vintage," Nathan Aweau
"Na Pali," Na Pali
"Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Kapono Beamer
" 'E," Natalie Ai Kamau'u
"He 'Olu," Holunape
"Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha," Sean Na'auao
"Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts," Aaron J. Salä
"Welo," Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
"Christmas Gift of Aloha," Ohia Cast (Ohia)
"Christmas in Hawai'i," Danny Couch (Danny Couch)
"A Hawaii Stars Christmas " Hawaii Stars All Stars (GF)
"An Old Fashioned Christmas," Opihi Pickers and Friends (Go Aloha)
Song of the Year Composer's award
"All Is Right With Me" by Angela Morales and Bryan Kessler from "Feel the Spirit," Na Leo
"Good People" by Jack Johnson from "In Between Dreams"
"Inu I Ka Wai 'Awa'awa" by Carlos Andrade from "Na Pali," Na Pali
"Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha" by F. Kawaikapuokalani Hewett from "Ka "Eha Ke Aloha," Sean Na'auao
"Ke Aka O Ka Li'ula" by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from "Welo," Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
Album of the Year*
" 'E," Natalie Ai Kamau'u (Keko), 'Iolani Kamau'u, Natalie Ai Kamau'u and Dave Tucciarone, producers
"He 'Olu" Holunape, (Roy Sakuma) Holunape & Charlie Lukela, producers
"Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha," Sean Na 'auao (Poi Pounder) Sean Na'auao, producer
"Maui," Hapa; Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan, producers
"Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Kapono Beamer, producer
Hawaiian Language Performance
Natalie Ai Kamau'u, " 'E"
Holunape, "He 'Olu,"
Aaron J. Sala, "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts"
Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun, "Memories of Old Hawai'i"
Halau O Kekuhi, "Puka Kama'ehu" (Mountain Apple)
Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole, "Welo"
Composer's award for achievement in creating a new song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language:
"Aloha Ha'ena" by Carlos Andrade from "Na Pali," Na Pali (Awapuhi)
"E O Kupu'eu Na Pae Moku" by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from "Welo," Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
"Ehuehu Mae Nei 'O Mänoa" by Kihei de Silva from "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts," Aaron J. Sala
"Hau'ula" by Lawrence Pau from "Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 6," Lawrence Pau
"He Aloha No Ka 'Ukui" by C. Pueo Pata from Ho'okipa," Cody Pueo Pata (Joyboy)
"Ka Nani Kamananui" by Ida Keali'i Chun from "Memories of Old Hawai'i," Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun
"Punua Polena" by C. Pueo Pata from "Ho'okipa"
Nathan Aweau, "Bass Etude and Hawaii classic Series Vol. 1"
Ekolu, "Ekolu Music"
Jack Johnson, "In Between Dreams"
Ledward Ka'apana, "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..."
Jake Shimabukuro, "Dragon"
2006 TECHNICAL BALLOT
Deby Chock for "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts," Aaron J. Sala
Jon de Mello, Keith Usher and Dayna Marie Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Kapono Beamer
Solomon Enos, Barry Flanagan and Scott Johnson for "Maui," Hapa
Scott Johnson for "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One," Keali'i Reichel
Preston Terada for " 'E," Natalie Ai Kamau'u
Milan Bertosa for "Welo," Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
Wendell Ching and Tommy Hall for "Maui," Hapa
Gaylord Holomalia and Kapono Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Kapono Beamer
Sean Na'auao and Milan Bertosa for "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha," Sean Na'auao
Dr. Trey for "Move," Kanalo (Immense and Intense)
Kapono Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe," Kapono Beamer
Tim Mathre for "Hawaiian Classics," various (Pumehana)
Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali'i Reichel and Fred Krauss for "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One," Keali'i Reichel
Aaron J. Sala and Annie Inouye for "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts," Aaron J. Sala
Harry B. Soria Jr., "Hawai'i's Canary," Linda Dela Cruz (Cord International/Hana Ola)
Thursday, April 20, 2006
» Two finalists for Album of the Year in the 2006 Hoku Awards were missing from the list that ran on Page D3 Tuesday. The missing finalists were "He 'Olu," Honunape, (Roy Sakuma) Holunape and Charlie Lukela, producers; and "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha," Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder), Sean Na'auao, producer.