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2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Nominees

In May of 2007 the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts announced the artists and albums nominated for the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 20, 2007 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Tickets for the event are $125 to $200. For more information call 808-593-9424.

Album of the Year (Artist and Producer's Award)
  • "Barefoot Natives," Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives), Willie Kahaiali'i, Eric Gilliom and Brian Kohne, producers
  • "Brittni," Brittni Paiva (Talmidim), Brittni Paiva and Wendell Ching, producers
  • "Eddie Kamae & Friends," Eddie Kamae and Friends (Hawaii Sons), Eddie and Myrna Kamae, producers
  • "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i), Michael Ruff and Hanaiali'i Records, producers
  • "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2 Entertainment), Shawn Pimental, producer

    Hawaiian Language Performance of the Year
  • Keali'i Blaisdell, "Keeping It Traditional" (Pacific Hawaiian Entertainment)
  • Amy Hanaiali'i, "Generation Hawai'i" (Hanaiali'i)
  • Ho'omalie, "Only You" (Ho'okupu)
  • Na Kama, "Kamakolu" (Makani)
  • Na Palapalai, "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • 'O Wai La, "Wehiwehi Hawai'i" (OWL)
  • Keali'i Reichel, "Maluhia" (Punahele Productions)

    Instrumental Album of the Year
  • "Brittni," Brittni Paiva (Talmidim)
  • "Gently Weeps," Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
  • "Hawaiian Steel Guitar Vol. 4 -- Artistry of Greg Sardinha," Greg Sardinha (Keala)
  • "Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming of the Snow)," Keola Beamer (Dancing Cat)
  • "The Slack Key Artistry of Jeff Peterson," Jeff Peterson (Palm)

    Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Leilani Rivera Bond, "A Kaua'i Christmas" (Leilani)
  • Paula Fuga, "Lilikoi" (Pakipika)
  • Amy Hanaiali'i, "Generation Hawai'i" (Hanaiali'i)
  • Mahela, "My Heart" (Hula)
  • Traci Toguchi, "Feel The Breeze" (Traci Toguchi)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Nathan Aweau, "The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. 2 -- Hula" (B.P. Music Arts)
  • Brother Noland, "Mystical Fish" (Mountain Apple)
  • Henry Kapono, "The Wild Hawaiian" (Eclectic)
  • Pekelo, "Hana by the Sea" (Pekelo Music)
  • Keali'i Reichel, "Maluhia" (Punahele)

    Favorite Entertainer (people's choice award)
  • Nathan Aweau, "Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. II" (B.P. Music Arts)
  • Barefoot Natives, "Barefoot Natives" (Barefoot Natives)
  • Brother Noland, "Mystical Fish" (Mountain Apple)
  • Brothers Cazimero, "Caz Christmas" (Mountain Apple)
  • Amy Hanaiali'i, "Generation Hawai'i" (Hanaiali'i)
  • Ledward Kaapana, "Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar" (Rhythm & Roots)
  • Na Palapalai, "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • Pali, "Pali Presents a Tribute" (Discos Tropical)
  • Keali'i Reichel, "Maluhia" (Punahele Productions)
  • Jake Shimabukuro, "Gently Weeps" (Hitchhike)

    Group of the Year
  • Barefoot Natives, "Barefoot Natives" (Barefoot Natives)
  • Brothers Cazimero, "Caz Christmas" (Mountain Apple)
  • Kaukahi, "Life in These Islands" (OneHawaii)
  • Na Palapalai, "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • Pali, "Pali Presents a Tribute" (Discos Tropical)

    Most Promising Artist
  • Ahumanu, "Ahumanu: The Gathering" (Ululoa)
  • Danny Carvalho, "Slack Key Journey -- On My Way" (Lava Rock Music)
  • Paula Fuga, "Lilikoi" (Pakipika)
  • Manoa DNA, "Follow Me" (Roy Sakuma Productions)
  • Bruce Shimabukuro & the BS Band, "Incognito" (Uketree)

    Compilation Producer's Award
  • "Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 7," various artists (Hula), William Baba Alimoot, Dr. Trey and Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, producers
  • "Hawaiian Slack Key Kings," various artists (Rhythm & Roots), Milton and Chris Lau, producers
  • "Hokulea: The Legacy," various artists (Bishop Museum Press), Kenneth Makuakane, Alden Levi, Randie Kamuela Fong, Hiro Mihara and Lehua Heine, producers
  • "It's a Slack Key World Compilation," various artists (Slack Key), Hapa, producer
  • "Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar -- Live from Maui," various artists (Daniel Ho Creations), Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku Jr., Paul Konwiser and Wayne Wong, producers

    Reggae Album of the Year
  • "Growing Up," Kawika Regador (Neos Productions)
  • "Mystical Fish," Brother Noland (Mountain Apple)
  • "One Drop," One Drop (808e)
  • "Revival," Katchafire (Mai Music)
  • "Waiting on a Dream," Kaipo (Go Aloha)

    Rock Album of the Year
  • "Breaking Tradition," Tony Gamble (Tony Gamble)
  • "Divide," Johnny Helm (John Helm)
  • "Green Light Go," Green Light Go (Kahoano)
  • "Live Love, Love Life," Darrell Aquino (Daddy Leopard)
  • "The Wild Hawaiian," Henry Kapono (Eclectic)

    R&B / Hip Hop Album of the Year (new category)
  • "5:45," Afatia (Tihati)
  • "Game 7," Bishop (Off the Rock)
  • "Love Potion Cyanide," Creed Chameleon (TRX Music Video)
  • "Mandi Seekings," Mandi Seekings (JEB Industries)
  • "The 'O,'" Krystiles (Tiki Entertainment)
  • "S.pacifik Musik," Mana Poly All-Stars (Poly All-Stars)

    Music Video DVD of the Year (new category)
  • "Best of Na Mele IV," various artists (Universal Films Hawaii)
  • "KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash Sweet 16," various artists (Events Intl.)
  • "Makaha Sons Live at the Hawaii Theatre," Makaha Sons (Makaha Sons)
  • "Maui," Hapa (Hapa World Music)
  • "Overdrive Live 3," various artists (Place to Be)

    Jazz Album of the Year
  • No nominees

    Religious Album of the Year
  • "A Call to the Nations," Na Kahu (Aloha Ke Akua Ministries)
  • "Got Aloha?" 7 Simple Pieces (Reckon)
  • "Keonemele O Kaumakapili," Kaumakapili Church Choir (Kahuapili Publishing)
  • "Misaki," Misaki (Mistralwind)
  • "Waters of Love -- Gospel Live," Michael Ruff (Ruff Mix Music)

    Contemporary Album of the Year
  • "Changing," Keahiwai (808e)
  • "Follow Me," Manoa DNA (Roy Sakuma Productions)
  • "Lilikoi," Paula Fuga (Pakipika)
  • "Pali Presents a Tribute," Pali (Discos Tropical)
  • "Return to Romance," Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii (Mountain Apple)

    Contemporary Hawaiian Album
  • "Barefoot Natives," Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
  • "Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar," Ledward Kaapana (Rhythm & Roots)
  • "Life in These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
  • "My Heart," Mahela (Hula)
  • "Where I Live, There Are Rainbows," Na Leo (NLP Music)

    Hawaiian Album
  • "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
  • "Hana by the Sea," Pekelo (Pekelo Music)
  • "The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. II -- Hula," Nathan Aweau (B.P. Music Arts)
  • "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • "Makuakane," Kenneth Makuakane (Makuakane Music)

    Christmas Album
  • "Christmas Once More in Hawaii Nei," Gail Mack (Gail Mack)
  • "Caz Christmas," Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
  • "Christmas with the Royal Hawaiian Band and Friends
  • "A Kaua'i Christmas," Leilani Rivera Bond (Leilani)
  • "Maluhia," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • "Merry Christmas," Keahiwai (808e)

    Song of the Year Composer's Award
  • "Angel's Bear Gifts," by Robert Cazimero, from "Caz Christmas," Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple)
  • "Home Away from Home," by Willie Kahaiali'i, from "Barefoot Natives," Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
  • "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," by Kuana Torres, from "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • "Life in These Islands," by Kawika Kahiapo, from "Life in These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)
  • "Napua," by Michael Ruff, from "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)

    Anthology Producer's Award
  • "Eddie Kamae & Friends," Eddie Kamae and Friends (Hawaii Sons), Eddie and Myrna Kamae, producers
  • "The 50 Greatest Hawai'i Music Albums Ever, Volume 2," various artists (Mountain Apple), Honolulu Magazine, producer
  • "Justin Unplugged -- Special Edition," Justin (Neos Productions), Bob St. John, producer
  • "Kapena Collection Vol. III," Kapena (KDE), KDE Records and Leolani DeLima, producers
  • "Through the Years ...," Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club (Hula), Clif Carpenter and Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, producers

    Haku Mele
    Composer's award for achievement in creating a new song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language:
  • "'Aina Wehi o Ma'ili," by Eric Lee, from "Kamakolu" (Makani)
  • "He Nani Moloka'i," by Joseph Keola Donaghy and Kenneth Makuakane, from "Makuakane" (Makuakane Music)
  • "He Wai Wai Nui," by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Kawika Kahiapo, from "Life in These Islands" (OneHawaii Music)
  • "Ke'ei," by Kehau Tamure, from "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i" (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • "Ku'u Pua Lovely," by Hailama Farden, from "Kamakolu" (Makani)
  • "Ke Au Maluhia," by Puakea Nogelmeier, from "Maluhia" (Punahele Productions)
  • "Lei Ho'okahi," by Julian K Ako, from "Life in These Islands" (OneHawaii)
  • "Nani Wale Manoa," by Eric Lee, from "Kamakolu" (Makani)
  • "Ni'ihau," by Pekelo Cosma and Ileialoha Beniamine, from "Hana by the Sea" (Pekelo Music)

    TECHNICAL NOMINEES

    Graphics
  • Wailani Hipolito for "The Gathering," Ahumanu (Ululoa)
  • Jon de Mello and Keith Usher for "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
  • Stacey Leong Design for "Ka Pua Hae Hawai'i," Na Palapalai (Koops 2 Entertainment)
  • Wailani Hipolito and Scott Johnson for "Maluhia," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele Productions)
  • Chris Lau for "Life in These Islands," Kaukahi (OneHawaii)

    Engineering
  • Ron Pendragon and Michael Ruff for "Generation Hawai'i," Amy Hanaiali'i (Hanaiali'i)
  • Kenneth Makuakane, Tasha Tavares-Makuakane and Keola Donaghy for "Makuakane," Kenneth Makuakane (Makuakane Music)
  • Michael Ruff for "Moonbows for Christmas," various artists (Moonbow Productions)
  • D.J. Pratt for "It's a Slack Key World," various artists (Slack Key)
  • Dave Russell for "The Wild Hawaiian," Henry Kapono Kaaihue (Eclectic)

    Liner Notes
  • Cindy A. Lance and Lynn Makalani Oakley for "Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 7" (Hula)
  • Kahaunani Schornstein for "Keonemele O Kaumakapili" Kaumakapili Church Choir (Kahaupili Publishing Committee)
  • Puakea Nogelmeier, Fred Krauss and Keali'i Reichel for "Maluhia," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele Productions)
  • Ellen Pelissero for "My Heart," Mahela (Hula)
  • Clif Carpenter for "Through the Years ...," Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club (Hula)

    See also:
  • Winners of the 2007 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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