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2009 Hawaii Music Awards Ceremony
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The winners of the 2009 Hawaii Music Awards for best recordings released in 2008 were announced on February 7, 2009, the same weekend the winner of the 2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award was announced. The 2009 Hawaii Music Awards Ceremony and Banquet will take place on April 4, 2009. The Hawaii Music Award winners, in alphabetical order by category are:

CATEGORY: Adult Contemporary
ARTIST: Makana
ALBUM: "Different Game"

CATEGORY: Anthology
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
ALBUM: "Kamalei"

CATEGORY: Blues
ARTIST: Keith Scott
ALBUM: "Piano Azul" *

CATEGORY: Classical
ARTIST: Keith Scott
ALBUM: "My Favorite Classics" *

CATEGORY: Contemporary Hawaiian
ARTIST: Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho
ALBUM: "Ikena"

CATEGORY: Country
ARTIST: Mihana
ALBUM: "One Little Dream"

CATEGORY: DVD
ARTIST: June Simon
ALBUM: "Bridge of Time" *

CATEGORY: Exotica
ARTIST: Waitiki (various artists)
ALBUM: "Paradise Lost & Found" *

CATEGORY: Folk
ARTIST: Daniel Ho
ALBUM: "Sunny Spaces"

CATEGORY: Hip-Hop
ARTIST: Tassho Pearce
ALBUM: "The Opening Act"

CATEGORY: Inspirational/Gospel
ARTIST: Anita Hall
ALBUM: "Send Love" *

CATEGORY: International Hawaiian
ARTIST: Kaulana
ALBUM: "Nani Ailana"

CATEGORY: Island Contemporary
ARTIST: Kawao
ALBUM: "The Bond That Binds"

CATEGORY: Jazz
ARTIST: Bop Tribal
ALBUM: "Bop Tribal"

CATEGORY: New Age
ARTIST: Shawn Livingston Moseley
ALBUM: "The Storm Before the Calm"

CATEGORY: Pop
ARTIST: Tahiti Rey
ALBUM: "Acoustic Beauty" *

CATEGORY: Rap
ARTIST: SlappSymphony
ALBUM: "Landz of da Lost"

CATEGORY: Reggae
ARTIST: Mana Poly All-Stars
ALBUM: "Mana Poly All-Stars"

CATEGORY: Rhythm & Blues
ARTIST: Maoli
ALBUM: "Groovin" *

CATEGORY: Rock
ARTIST: Busekrus
ALBUM: "On the Rocks"

CATEGORY: Seasonal
ARTIST: James Kimo West
ALBUM: "Kimo's Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas"

CATEGORY: Single
ARTIST: Camile Velasco
ALBUM: "Guava Jelly"

CATEGORY: Ska Music
ARTIST: Upstanding Youth
ALBUM: "A Sense of Urgency"

CATEGORY: Slack Key
ARTIST: Doug & Sandy McMaster
ALBUM: "Hanalei Tradition"

CATEGORY: Spoken Word
ARTIST: Katana
ALBUM: "Kaotica" *

CATEGORY: Steel Guitar
ARTIST: Duke Kaleolani
ALBUM: "Hawaiian Steel Volume 5"

CATEGORY: Traditional Hawaiian
ARTIST: Holunape
ALBUM: "Ahea? Ano!"

CATEGORY: Ukulele
ARTIST: Ohta-san
ALBUM: "Spotlight"

CATEGORY: World Music
ARTIST: Jamallad
ALBUM: "Global Citizen"

* Recognition award for category with only one nominee



Schedule for the 12th Annual Hawaii Music Awards
  • 2008 Jul 01: Online registration opens
  • 2008 Nov 30: Deadline for submitting recordings
  • 2009 Jan 17: Voting begins
  • 2009 Jan 31: Voting ends
  • 2009 Feb 07: Winners announced
  • 2009 Apr 04: Hawaii Music Awards Banquet

    Award Banquet Tickets
    Award banquet tickets are $30 per person plus $15 for an optional dinner buffet.

    Award Banquet Location
    Mamiya Theater
    Chaminade University
    3142 Waialae Avenue
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

    For more information see the official Web site of the Music Foundation of Hawaii

    See also:
  • Hawaii Music Awards Since 1996
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Since 1978
  • Hawaiian Music Grammy Awards Since 2005



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