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2003 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees

All of the albums, artists, and other nominated for the the 2003 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Raiatea Helm, "Far Away Heaven" (Rip Tide)
  • Ilona Irvine, "Keep It Comin' " (Hobo House On The Hill)
  • Kekuhi Kanahele, "Honey-Boy" (Mountain Apple Co.)
  • Hulu Lindsey, "Ho'anapau" (Kahulu)
  • Owana Salazar, "Wahine Slack N' Steel" (Moonbow)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Nathan Aweau, "E Apo Mai" (B.P. Music Arts)
  • Kawai Cockett, "Still Strumming!" (Hula)
  • Tony Conjugacion, "Tony C. Sings -- Na Hulu Welo" (Family Treasures) (MGC)
  • Danny Couch, "Something To Remember" (Danny Couch)
  • Sean Na'auao, "A Kanaka Christmas" (Poi Pounder)

    Group
  • 'Ale'a, "Origins / Kinohi" (Poki)
  • Kalapana, "Blue Album" (OceanBeat)
  • Kahauanu Lake Singers, "Na Mele 'Auhau (Songs Of Tribute)" (Hula)
  • Na Leo Pilimehana, "Hawaiian Memories" (NLP Music)
  • Na Palapalai, "Makani 'Olu'olu" (Koops 2)

    Single
  • "Aloha," Mana'o Company & Friends (Dan Pa)
  • "Give Aloha," Various Artists (Synergy Hawaii Day)
  • "Hana Hou," Anelaikalani (Paradise)
  • "He Mele No Ku'u Tutu," Hulu Lindsey (Kahulu)
  • "Rock The Boat / Sweetly / Happy Jam," Tino & The Rhythm Klub (Shaka)

    Contemporary Album
  • "Believe," Believe (Hobo House on the Hill)
  • "Coolest Drop of Rain," Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations)
  • "Island Feeling Part II," Ten Feet (Mass Appeal)
  • "Satisfied," Keahiwai (Island Groove)
  • "Something to Remember," Danny Couch (Danny Couch)

    Reggae Album
  • "B.E.T. Volume 3," B.E.T. (Galmiche)
  • "Chief Ragga" Chief Ragga (Hobo House On The Hill)
  • "For You," Three Plus (Koops 2)
  • "Keep It Together," Typical Hawaiians (Cinnamon Red)
  • "Rascal in Paradise," O-Shen (Hobo House On The Hill)

    Comedy Album
  • "Half Nuts," Jeff Kino (My Son Jaren)
  • "Johnny Sweetbread ... The Lost Tapes," Johnny Sweetbread (RHM)
  • "Locally Disturbed," Augie Tulba (KDE)

    Jazz Album
  • "Hot Gypsy Nights," Tom Conway (Tomcat Music)
  • "Rust on the Moon," I. Mihana (I M Recordings)
  • "Watch What Happens," Benoit JazzWorks (self-released)

    Most Promising Artist(s)
  • Pekelo Day, "Mai Na Kapuna Mai" (Ululoa)
  • Raiatea Helm, "Far Away Heaven" (Rip Tide)
  • Kahala Moon, "Collage" (Keala)
  • Pali, "Pali" (P & K)
  • Kawika Regidor, "The First Time" (Wind Wave)

    Compilation Album
  • "Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners III" (Hula)
  • "Big Island's Own Hana Hou!" (J.A.G.S.)
  • "Hawaii Sings for the Children" (Friends of Foster Kids)
  • "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival -- Vol. 1" (Rhythm & Roots)
  • "Tiny CD 2" (Score)

    Anthology
  • "Best of Flyin' Hawaiian Vol. 3," Various artists (Flyin' Hawaiian)
  • "Don McDiarmid, Jr. Presents Hula Records' Hits," Various artists (Hula)
  • "A Gallery," Teresa Bright (Pumehana)
  • "Hawaiian Style 2," Various artists (NEOS)
  • "With Aloha from Hawai'i," Various artists (United)

    Instrumental
  • "Aloha Kaikua'ana," John Keawe (Homestead)
  • "Instrumental Peace," Barry Flanagan (Finn)
  • "Soliloquy - Ka Leo O Loko," Keola Beamer (Dancing Cat)
  • "Sunday Morning," Jake Shimabukuro (Four Strings)
  • "To Honor a Queen," Ozzie Kotani (Dancing Cat)

    Christmas Album
  • "A Father -- Daughter Christmas," Stardancer (Golden Boy Music)
  • "A Kanaka Christmas," Sean Na'auao (Poi Pounder)
  • "Instrumental Christmas Classics," Jack de Mello (Mountain Apple Co.)

    Religious Album
  • "God Is In Control," Randy & Gay Hongo (Christian Vision)
  • "Journal," Trisha Nakamoto (New Hope Pearl Community)
  • "Pure Paradise," Un 2 One (Reign Music)
  • "Songs of Praise," Randy, Gay & Andrew Hongo (Christian Vision)
  • "Still Waters Run Deep," Mark Matthews (Tradewind Ministries)

    Rock Album
  • "At Random," Johnny Helm (Johnny Helm)
  • "Blue Album," Kalapana (OceanBeat)
  • "Eddie Would Go," Dan-O (Stink Eye)
  • "Soul Arrival," Go Jimmy Go (Moonroom)
  • "That Moon," Dave Seawater (Musically Sound)

    Island Contemporary Album
  • "Halau Hula Olana," Halau Hula Olana (Hula)
  • "Koi Au," Makana (Makana Music)
  • "Origins / Kinohi," 'Ale'a (Poki)
  • "Pali," Pali (P & K)
  • "Wahine Slack 'n Steel," Owana Salazar (Moonbow)

    Hawaiian Album
  • "Far Away Heaven," Raiatea Helm (Rip Tide)
  • "Hawaiian Memories," Na Leo Pilimehana (NLP Music)
  • "Honey-Boy," Kekuhi Kanahele (Mountain Apple Co.)
  • "Makani 'Olu'olu, Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
  • "Still Strumming," Kawai Cockett

    (Hula) Song
  • "E Apo Mai" by Nathan Aweau, from "E Apo Mai," Nathan Aweau (B.P. Music Arts)
  • "He Mele No Ku'u Tutu" by Napua Greig from "Ho'anapau," Hulu Lindsey (Kahulu)
  • "Nani O Waianae" by Kenneth Makuakane from "Hawaiian Memories," Na Leo Pilimehana (NLP Music)
  • "Nani Waimea I Ka'uhiwai La" by Napua Greig and Kenneth Makuakane from "Ho'anapau," Hulu Lindsey (Kahulu)
  • "Wailua" by Mary K. Puku'i and Bill Kaiwa from "Pulama 'Ia Na Mele O Kaua'i," Leilani Rivera Bond (Leilani)

    Album
  • "Far Away Heaven," Raiatea Helm (Rip Tide), Kenneth Makuakane and Alden Levi, producers
  • "Hawaiian Memories," Na Leo Pilimehana (NLP Music), Na Leo Pilimehana and Kenneth Makuakane, producers
  • "Ho'anapau," Hulu Lindsey (Kahulu), Kenneth Makuakane, producer
  • "Makani 'Olu'olu," Na Palapalai (Koops 2), Shawn Pimental, producer
  • "Wahine Slack 'n Steel," Owana Salazar (Moonbow Records), Owana Salazar, producer

    Hawaiian Lang. Performance
  • Kawai Cockett for "Still Strumming!" (Hula)
  • Kekuhi Kanahele for "Honey-Boy" (Mountain Apple Co.)
  • Keawe Lopes for "He Aloha No" (Mana Pa'i)
  • Na Palapalai for "Makani 'Olu'olu" (Koops 2)
  • Kaiolohia Funes Smith for "Aloha Ku'u Home O Hana" (Ululoa)

    Haku Mele
  • "Aloha Nanakuli" by Keawe Lopes from "He Aloha No" (Mana Pa'i)
  • "Lei O Kohala" by Kaha'i Topolinski from "Origins / Kinohi," 'Ale'a (Poki)
  • "Pili Kapekepeke" by Julian Ako from "Makani 'Olu'olu," Na Palapalai (Koops 2)
  • "Wailua" by Mary Kawena Puku'i and Bill Kaiwa from "Pulama 'Ia Na Mele O Kaua'i, Leilani Rivera Bond (Leilani)
  • "Welina Manoa / Mahalo (e) Manoa" by Keawe Lopes from He Aloha No (Mana Pa'i)

    Favorite Entertainer
  • 'Ale'a, "Origings / Kinohi"
  • Keola Beamer, "Soliloquy -- Ka Leo O Loko"
  • Teresa Bright, "A Gallery"
  • Kawai Cockett, "Still Strumming!"
  • Raiatea Helm, "Far Away Heaven"
  • I. Mihana, "Rust on the Moon"
  • Hulu Lindsey, "Ho'anapau"
  • Makana, "Koi Au"
  • Na Leo Pilimehana, "Hawaiian Memories"
  • Na Palapalai, "Makani 'Olu'olu"
  • Owana Salazar, "Wahine Slack 'n Steel"
  • Jake Shimabukuro, "Sunday Morning"

    Graphics
  • Clutch Design for "Montage," Forté (Afterthought)
  • Francis Mau for "Instrumental Peace," Barry Flanagan (Finn)
  • Brian Onaga for "A Gallery," Teresa Bright (Pumehana)
  • Brian Onaga for "Origins / Kinohi," 'Ale'a (Poki)
  • Sae Design for "Far Away Heaven," Raiatea Helm (Rip Tide)

    Engineering
  • Milan Bertosa for "Honey-Boy," Kekuhi Kanahele (Mountain Apple Co.)
  • Troy Gonzalez and Bosco Tan for "Simply Sale," Konishiki (All Hearts)
  • Gaylord Holomalia, DJ Pratt and Troy Gonzalez for "Blue Album," Kalapana (OceanBeat)
  • Lawrence Yurong for "Believe," Believe (Hobo House On The Hill)
  • Lawrence Yurong for "Rascal in Paradise," O-Shen (Hobo House On The Hill)

    Liner Notes
  • Pekelo Day and Laurie Rohrer for "Mai Na Kupuna Mai," Pekelo Day (Ululoa)
  • Neil J. Hannahs for "Origins / Kinohi," 'Ale'a (Poki)
  • Jay W. Junker for "Soliloquy -- Ka Leo O Loko," Keola Beamer (Dancing Cat)
  • Jay W. Junker for "To Honor a Queen," Ozzie Kotani (Dancing Cat)
  • Don McDiarmid, Jr. for "Don McDiarmid Presents Hula Records Hits" Various artists (Hula)

    See also:
  • Winners of the 2003 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year



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