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Raiatea Helm: Her Music and Background

Beautiful, Molokai-born singer Raiatea Helm is equally at home singing traditional Hawaiian falsetto songs and contemporary and classic jazz tunes. Her albums released in 2002, 2004, and 2007 received many awards, and two of her albums were nominated by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Hawaiian Music Grammy awards.


Raiatea Helm at the 2006 Oahu Falsetto Contest
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Facts About Raiatea Helm
  • Born: August 8, 1984
  • Born on Oahu, Raised in Kalamaula, Molokai
  • Parents: Zachary and Henrietta Helm
  • Siblings: Has two brothers
  • Maternal Grandmother: Olga Holi
  • Heritage: Hawaiian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Tahitian, Scottish, German, Welsh
  • She now records on family owned "Raiatea Helm Records" label
  • Raiatea Helm - Performance Schedule
  • Raiatea Helm - Official Web Site

    Hawaiian falsetto and classic jazz singer Raiatea Helm was born on Oahu, and raised in Kalamaula, Molokai. She first appeared on the Hawaiian music scene in 2000 when she was only 18 years old. Her first album, "Far Away Heaven" amazed longtime aficionados of the Hawaiian falsetto singing style because of the purity and clarity of her voice. Many say she is a natural successor to the great falsetto singers Genoa Keawe, Lena Machado, and Amy Hanaialii Gilliom.

    When her first album, "Far Away Heaven", was released, Raiatea Helm was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising New Artist at the Na Hoku Hanohano awards and she was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the Hawaii Music Awards. Her second and third albums, "Sweet and Lovely" and "Hawaiian Blossom" were both nominated for Grammy Awards and they received multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

    Recordings by Raiatea Helm
    Raiatea Helm was only 18 years old when she released her first album in 2002, and she has released two albums since then, in 2004 and 2007.

    Videos of Raiatea Helm
  • Raiatea's 2009 Tahiti Tour

    Articles About Raiatea Helm
  • 2009:' Raiatea's Roots and her 2009 Tahiti Trip
  • 2009:' Raiatea Helm to Perform at DC Inauguaral Ball
  • 2006:' At the Helm of Success: Raiatea's Own Label
  • 2005: Helm a Na Hoku Hanohano Hit
  • 2003: Falsetto Singer Won't Let Success Slow her Down
  • 2003: Amazing Teens of 2002
  • 2002: Keeping a Hawaiian Legacy Alive
  • Mountain Apple on Raiatea Helm
  • Disney Mike Photo of Raiatea Helm

    Official Web Site


    Raiatea Sweet and Lovely
    Albums at Amazon: Sweet and Lovely - Far Away Heaven


    See also:
  • Other Hawaiian Falsetto Singers
  • Hawaiian Music Artists A to Z
  • Birthdays of Hawaiian Music Artists



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