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2001 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
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Nominations and winners of the 2001 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The 2001 Na Hoku Hanohano award ceremony took place on May 29, 2001 in the ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Best Album Hoku Awards

2001 Album of the Year
A Pocket Full of Paradise by Na Leo Pilimehana
ALBUM TITLE: A Pocketful of Paradise
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
LABEL: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCERS: Na Leo Pilimehana, Kenneth Makuakane
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Past "Best Album" Winners


2001 Contemporary Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Island Feeling
ARTIST: Ten Feet
PRODUCER: Mass Appeal

2001 Traditional Hawaiian Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Maunalua
ARTIST: Maunalua
PRODUCER: Koa

2001 Island Contemporary Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Take Me Home
ARTIST: 'Ale'a
PRODUCER: (Poki)

2001 Christmas Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Home for the Holidays
ARTIST: Ho'okena
PRODUCER: Ho'omau

2001 Reggae Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Iron Youth
ARTIST: O-Shen
PRODUCER: Cinnamon Red

2001 Rock Album of the Year
Big Island Rock Featuring the Joe Battery Band
ALBUM TITLE: Big Island Rock
ARTIST: Joe Battery Band
PRODUCER: Joe Battery
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Past "Best Rock Album" Winners


2001 Religious Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Na Himeni Ho'omaikai'i I Ke Akua
ARTIST: 'Ane Kanahele Ohana
PRODUCER: 'Aha Punana Leo

2001 Jazz Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Sax for Christmas
ARTIST: Michael Paulo
PRODUCER: Noteworthy

2001 Instrumental Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Black Sand
ARTIST: Ledward Ka'apana
PRODUCER: Dancing Cat

2001 Anthology Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Legends of Falsetto
ARTIST: Various Artists
LABEL: Hana Ola
PRODUCER: Harry B. Soria, Jr.

2001 Compilation Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners
ARTIST: Various Artists
LABEL: Hula
PRODUCERS: William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer and Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III

Best Artist Hoku Awards

2001 Group of the Year
GROUP: Ale'a
ALBUM TITLE: "Take Me Home"
PRODUCER: Poki

2001 Male Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Uluwehi Guerrero
ALBUM TITLE: "In My Heart"
PRODUCER: Mountain Apple

2001 Female Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Ku'uipo Kumukahi
ALBUM TITLE: "E Ku'ulei E Ku'uipo"
PRODUCER: Ululani

2001 Most Promising Artist
ARTIST: Alea
ALBUM TITLE: "Take Me Home"
PRODUCER: Poki

2001 Entertainer of the Year (people's choice award):
ARTIST: Colon
ALBUM TITLE: "The Groove Machine"
PRODUCER: Four Strings

2001 Best Hawaiian Language Performance:
PERFORMER: Ane Kanahele Ohana
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Ilimeni Ho'omaika'i I Ke Akua"
PRODUCER: 'Aha Punana Leo

Best Song Hoku Awards

2001 Single of the Year:
SONG TITLE: Kuahiwi Nani (The Haleakala Hula)
ARTIST: Darlene Ahuna
PRODUCER: Hula

2001 Song of the Year #1: (tie)
SONG TITLE: Kapilina
COMPOSER: Frank Kawai Hewett
ALBUM TITLE:"Neutralize It"
ARTIST: Sean Na'auao
PRODUCER: Poi Pounder

2001 Song of the Year #2: (tie)
SONG TITLE: Saving Forever
COMPOSER: Lehua Kalima
ALBUM TITLE: "A Pocketful of Paradise"
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCER: Na Leo Pilimehana

2001 Best Haku Mele:
SONG TITLE: Mapu Mau ke Ala
COMPOSER: Julian Ako of 'Ala'e,
ALBUM TITLE: "Take Me Home"
PRODUCER: Poki

Techhnical Hoku Awards

2001 Best Graphics Award
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Nelson Makua
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas,"
ARTIST: Various Artists
PRODUCER: Dancing Cat

2001 Best Engineering Award
ENGINEERS: Milan Bertosa and Howard Wolen
ALBUM TITLE: "A Pocketful of Paradise,"
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCER: Na Leo Pilimehana

2001 Best Liner Notes
WRITER OF LINER NOTES: Sonny Ching and Nohea Kawahakiu
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'oulu I Ka Na'auao"
ARTIST: Sonny Ching
PRODUCER: Four Strings

Special Hoku Awards

2001 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Leina'ala Haile
  • Myra English
  • Violet Pahu Lilikoi

    2001 Ki Ho'alu (Slack Key) Award
    Peter Moon


    See also:
  • Nominees for the 2001 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist



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    Related Links
    Hawaiian Music Awards - Main Menu
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    Articles on the Web
    Honoring Tradition: 24th Na Hoku Awards (John Berger)
    Na Hoku Awards To Be Given May 29 (Star Bulletin Staff)
    Hawaii Music List of 2001 Award Winners
    Star Bulletin List of 2001 Nominees





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