By Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
Kealii Reichel raked them in last year. Can you predict
this year's Na Hoku Hanohano winners? There may be
some "gold" in it for you, too!



Most of us can’t win a Hoku,
but you could win big in the Star-Bulletin’s

Mele Melee

Pick-the-Hokus contest

By Star-Bulletin staff

Who do you think will win Na Hoku Hanohano awards this year?

Cast your votes in the five categories selected for the Star-Bulletin's Hoku Awards Contest. If your votes match the winners chosen May 21 by the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts, you will win CDs and cash.

First prize: $100 and the five CDs of the winners in each contest category

Second prize: $75 and two CDs of the winners in female and male vocalist categories

Third prize: $50 and the album of the year CD

Contest rules: If there are ties, a winner will be chosen in a drawing. One entry per person; if you try to enter more than once, you will be disqualified. You may enter by:

Mail: Hoku Award contest, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802.

Fax: Hoku Award contest, 523-8509

Online: Fill in this form in the features section of starbulletin.com and submit it by hitting the "Enter" button below.

Entries must by received by 5 p.m. May 19. Winners will be announced May 22 in the Star-Bulletin. You must fill in the entry blank completely. Judges decisions are final. Information: 525-8660.

More Info

More information about the Na Hoku Hanohano awards, including sound clips of some of the nominees, is available on the official Na Hoku Hanohano Web site at http://www.interpac.net/~nahenahe/HARA/na_hoku97/

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Na Hoku Hanohano

Select one from each category below:

Female Vocalist of the Year
(Best performance by a female artist.)

Darlene Ahuna, Ku'u Lei Poina 'Ole (Hula Records)
Moana Chang, He Leo 'O Moana: The Voice From the Deep Ocean (Mountain Apple Co.)
Nohelani Cypriano, Blue Hawaiian Christmas (Cypriano Productions Inc.)
Kekuhi Kanahele, Hahani Mai (Punahele Productions)
Hulu Lindsey, Ku'u Makana Aloha (Kahulu Productions)

Male Vocalist of the Year
(Best performance by a male artist.)

John Cruz, Acoustic Soul (Lilikoi Records)
Dennis Kamakahi, Pua 'Ena-Glow Brightly (Dancing Cat Records)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, N Dis Life (Big Boy Records)
Moe Keale, Imagine (Pa'ani Records)
Dennis Pavao, Sweet Leilani (Pilialoha Productions)

Group of the Year
(Best performance by a duo or group.)

Ehukai, Ehukai (Starline Records)
Ho'okena, Ho'okamaha'o (Ho'omau Inc.)
Ho'opi'i Brothers, Ho'omau-To Perpetuate (Mountain Apple Co.)
Ka'au Crater Boys, Making Waves (Roy Sakuma Productions Inc.)
Makaha Sons, Kuikawa (Poki Records)

Most Promising Artist(s)
(Most promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group.)

'Ikaika Brown, Kalo Man (Pepeiao Productions)
John Cruz, Acoustic Soul (Lilikoi Records)
Ehukai, Ehukai (Starline Records)
Kekuhi Kanahele, Hahani Mai (Punahele Productions)
B.B. Shawn, Finding My Way (POI Records)

Album of the Year
(Best LP, Cassette or Compact Disc release of the year. Artist(s) and producer(s) award.)

Acoustic Soul, John Cruz (LilikOi Records) John Cruz, producer
Anthology I 1984-1996, Na Leo Pilimehana (Na Leo Pilimehana) Na Leo Pilimehana and Kenneth Makuakane, producers
Hahani Mai, Kekuhi Kanahele (Punahele Productions) Keali'i Reichel, Fred Krauss and Jim Linkner, producers
Kuikawa, Makaha Sons (Poki Records) Kata Makuli, producer
N Dis Life, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy Records) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Gaylord Holomalia, producers



You must select one from every category.
When you are satisfied with your selections, press the
"Submit Entry" button once to enter the contest.
Press the submit button only once, as entry is
limited to one per person.




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