STAR-BULLETIN / 2002
Jake Shimabukuo was recognized for best film score.
Hawaii music winners to be honored
Recording artists representing 31 styles of music will be honored next month when Johnny Kai and his Music Foundation of Hawaii present the 11th Annual Hawaii Music Award Winners' Banquet.
11th Annual Hawaii Music Awards
» Winners' banquet: 5 p.m. March 15
» Place: Willows Restaurant, 901 Hausten St.
» Cost: $50
» Call: 951-6699
The winners were determined by worldwide vote, with voting limited to once per day per e-mail address. Kai reports a record 94,748 votes cast by 30,456 people between Jan. 14 and Feb. 3.
Nominees do not have to be residents of Hawaii, and their nominated work need not have been recorded in Hawaii, released by a local label or distributed in Hawaii to be eligible.
As in previous years, categories come and go. One of last year's new categories, Dancehall Reggae, has been dropped; two added last year, for comedy and ska, are among nine in which the winner will receive a Recognition Award rather than a regular award, because they drew only one nominee each.
The winner in the New Artist category will be announced at the banquet.
2008 Hawaii Music Award Winners
Rob Yamahoha, "Better"
Ekolu, "The Best of Ekolu"
Various artists, "Legends of the Ukulele 2"
Paul Shimomoto, "Sentimental Alibi"
Keali'i Reichel, "Kukahi"
Waitiki, "Rendezvous In Okonkuluku"
Jon Almosara, "Thankful"
Ryde or Die Movement, "Business"
Agnes Kimura, "Ho'omana'o, My 30 Years"
Mighty J, "Calling Out"
Angela Crandall, "Shine"
SDIB (San Diego Island Boys), "SDIB"
Natural Vibrations, "From the Heart"
82 Fifty, "Take a Chance and Let the Music Play"
Abe Lagrimas Jr., "A Pass Out Records Christmas"
Tsunami Wave Riders, "Island Dreamin'"
Cyril Pahinui, "He'eia"
Ken Emerson, "Slack & Steel Kauai Style"
Faith Thompson Ako, "Ku Kahi"
Jake Shimabukuro, "My Life"
Mehealani Uchiyama, "A Walk by the Sea"
(Only one nominee in a category)
Allison, "Kuhio Bay"
David Strattford, "Romantic Classics"
Augie Tulba, "The Augie Show Season 1"
Steve Zuwala, "Tough Guys"
Jake Shimabukuro, "Hula Girls"
Vaihi, "Nave Nave"
Rhythm & Blues:
B.E.T., "Big Every Time"
The Golfcart Rebellion, "Make Way for Progress"