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2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees

All of the albums, artists, and other nominated for the the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The deadline to enter releases for these awards was January 31, 2008 and the deadline for members to renew their applications in time to vote was February 15, 2008. The ballots were distributed after that date.

Group of the Year
Best performance by a vocal duo or group
  • BAREFOOT NATIVES, Slack Key Circus (Barefoot Natives)
  • MATT CATINGUB ORCHESTRA OF HAWAII, Back To Romance (Mountain Apple)
  • MAUNALUA, Hookanaka (Lokahi)
  • SEAN NAAUAO & ROBI KAHAKALAU, S & R (Poi Pounder)
  • PILIOHA, Pilioha (Pilioha)

    Female Vocalist of the Year
    Best performance by a female artist
  • TERESA BRIGHT, Hawaiinawa (Teresa Bright)
  • NAPUA GREIG, Pihana (Pihana)
  • AMY HANAIALII, A Hawaiian Christmas (Tiki Man)
  • RAIATEA HELM, Hawaiian Blossom (Raiatea Helm)
  • KU‘UIPO KUMUKAHI, The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Presents - Na Lani ‘Eha (Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
    Best performance by a male artist
  • NATHAN AWEAU, Kaneohe (Bass Plus Music Arts)
  • JOHN CRUZ, One of These Days (Lilikoi)
  • WELDON KEKAUOHA, Ka Lehua ‘Ula (Ohelo)
  • KEALI‘I REICHEL, Kukahi - Live in Concert (Punahele)
  • HOKU ZUTTERMEISTER, ‘Aina Kupuna (Kaleiola)

    Compilation Album of the Year
    Producer’s award. Best performance of newly released material by a minimum of three distinct artists. Award to local producer.
  • ALOHA FESTIVALS FALSETTO CONTEST WINNERS, 8, Various Artists (Hula Records) Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, William A. Baba Alimoot & Dr. Trey, producers
  • ALOHA SLACK KEY - A TRIBUTE TO GABBY "POPS" PAHINUI, Various Artists (Hula Records) Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III & Donald McDiarmid, Jr., producers
  • HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVALS - VOLUME II KI HO‘ALU NO KA ‘OI, Various Artists (Rhythm & Roots Records) Milton Lau, Chris Lau, Scott Lau, Che Capili & Kris Lee, producers
  • SONGS FROM HAWAI‘I ISLAND, Various Artists (Daniel Ho Creations) Keoki Kahumoku, producer
  • TREASURES OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR, Various Artists (Daniel Ho Creations) George Kahumoku, Jr. Paul Konwiser, Wayne Wong & Daniel Ho, producers

    Religious Album of the Year
    Best performance of religious material
  • I AM YOURS, Koa (Firestarter)
  • L.I.F.E, Tiffany Thurston (Thurston-Pacific)
  • REDEEMED, Gary Haleamau (GSK)
  • TAKE MY HAND, Kristian Lei (Women of Our World)
  • THANKFUL, Jon Almosara

    Most Promising Artist(s) of the Year
    Most Promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group
  • NAPUA GREIG, Pihana (Pihana)
  • KAMAU, Live from the Lo‘i (Eepa)
  • DARIN LEONG, Five Years and Many Miles (Darin Leong)
  • PILIOHA, Pilioha (Pilioha)
  • HOKU ZUTTERMEISTER, ‘Aina Kupuna (Kaleiola)

    Contemporary Album of the Year
    Best performance of music in a contemporary style
  • BACK TO ROMANCE, Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii (Mountain Apple)
  • BACK TO THE ISLANDS, Sonya Mendez (Fat & Happy)
  • CALLING OUT, Mighty J (Daddy)
  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME, Manoa DNA (Roy Sakuma)
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS, John Cruz (Lilikoi)

    Anthology of The Year
    Producer’s award - best album of previously released material. Award to local producer.
  • AUTHOR! AUTHOR!, Cordell Keith Haugen (Island Viking),Cordell Keith Haugen, producer
  • THE BEST OF EKOLU, Ekolu (Waiehu) Brett Fovargue & Lukela Keala, producers
  • BILL ALI‘ILOA LINCOLN HAWAII’S FALSETTO POET, Bill Ali‘iloa Lincoln (Cord International/Hana Ola) Harry B. Soria, Jr., producer
  • ONE FEARLESS HAWAIIAN, Various Artists (Fearless Hawaiian Ent.) Kwai-Chang Publico & Gavin Tanouye, producers

    R&B/Hip Hop Album of the Year
    Best performance of music in a R&B or Hip Hop style.
  • AT YOUR DOOR, Nomasterbacks (CommonGround)
  • ILL VALLEY, Hoku Haiku (Bayan)
  • THE KAMA‘AINA CLASSIC, I.A. (I.A. and the Hawaiian Punch)
  • MORE THAN JUST A SONG, Nigel Kauanui
  • NAHA STONE, King Kekai (Ekahi Ent.)

    Reggae Album of the Year
    Best performance of music in a reggae style.
  • FROM THE HEART, Natural Vibrations (Natural Vibrations)
  • I REBEL, O-Shen (Sharpnote)
  • OP VI, Opihi Pickers (Go Aloha Ent.)
  • SAY WHAT YOU’RE THINKING, Katchafire (Ohana)
  • SLOW BURNING, Katchafire (Mai Music)

    Island Music Album of the Year
    Best performance of the music of Hawaii in the contemporary style.
  • HE‘EIA, Cyril Pahinui (Dancing Cat)
  • LIVE FROM THE LO‘I, Kamau (Eepa)
  • S & R, Sean Na‘auao & Robi Kahakalau (Poi Pounder)
  • SLACK KEY CIRCUS, Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
  • WONDERFUL WORLD, Israel Kamakawiwoole (Mountain Apple)

    Music Video DVD of the Year
    Best performance of music and video on a DVD (75% musical performance).
  • HAWAI‘I KIDS CALABASH, Leon & Malia (Leon & Malia)
  • KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS 2007 SONG CONTEST, Kamehameha Schools (Mountain Apple)
  • KUKAHI - LIVE IN CONCERT, Keali‘i Reichel (Punahele)
  • ROMANTIC WAIKIKI HULA FEATURING THE HIRAM OLSEN TRIO, Kanoe Miller (Tropical Baby Productions)
  • TO THE WORLD FROM EKOLU, Ekolu (Waiehu)

    Instrumental Album of The Year
    Best instrumental performance
  • FIVE YEARS AND MANY MILES, Darin Leong (Hawaii Guitar)
  • HULA GIRLS - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
  • PURE SLACK KEY, Jeff Peterson (Peterson)
  • STRANGER HERE, Bobby Ingano (Get Your Own Band)
  • SUNNY RAIN GUITAR SOLOS, Cindy Combs (Dancing Cat)

    Hawaiian Album of The Year
    Best performance of Hawaiian music
  • ‘AINA KUPUNA, Hoku Zuttermeister (Kaleiola)
  • HAWAIIAN BLOSSOM, Raiatea Helm (Raiatea Helm)
  • HO‘OKANAKA, Maunalua (Lokahi)
  • KANE‘OHE, Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
  • PIHANA, Napua Greig (Pihana)

    Christmas Album of the Year
    Best performance of music with a Christmas theme.
  • A HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS, Amy Hanaiali‘i (Tiki Man)
  • HOLIDAY HELL YEAH!, Go Jimmy Go (Moon Room)
  • SLACK KEY CHRISTMAS, Various Artists (Palm)
  • A PASS OUT RECORDS CHRISTMAS, Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (Pass Out)
  • SEASONS OF LOVE, Afatia (Tihati)

    Jazz Album of the Year
    Best performance of music in a jazz style
  • FOR ALL WE KNOW, Joy Abbott & Betty Lou Taylor (Ladybug)
  • JOY RIDE, Lou Ann Gurney (Perryscope)
  • SHINE, Angela Crandall (Music Formats)

    Rock Album of the Year
    Best performance of music in a rock style
  • IRISHMAN IN PARADISE, Doolin’ Rakes
  • MAKE WAY FOR PROGRESS, The Golf Cart Rebellion (Hawaiian Express)
  • MAXIMUM STOMPERS, Max Murdoch & the Northern Soul Project (Pass Out)
  • TAKE A CHANCE AND LET THE MUSIC PLAY, 82Fifty (Lab Munkeez)
  • WHERE YOU ARE, Koa (Firestarter)

    Comedy Album of the Year
    Best performance of comedy material.
  • THE AUGIE SHOW SEASON ONE, Augie T. (Kinetic Films)
  • HAWAII, I LOVE IT, Frank De Lima (Pocholinga)
  • THE TIDE IS HIGH, Stephanie Sanchez (Oceanic Time Warner)

    Song of the Year
    Composer’s award for best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song
  • "Ka Lehua ‘Ula" by Weldon Kekauoha from KA LEHUA ‘ULA, Weldon Kekauoha (‘Ohelo)
  • "Kane‘ohe" by Nathan Aweau from KANE’OHE, Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
  • "Ke Aloha A E Halia Nei" by Eric Gilliom & Willie Kahaialii from SLACK KEY CIRCUS, Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives)
  • "Lawakua" by Napua Greig & Kihei Nahale-a from PIHANA, Napua Greig (Pihana)
  • "Ola‘a Beauty" by Frank Kawai Hewett from AINA KUPUNA, Hoku Zuttermeister (Kaleiola)

    Album of the Year
    Best Compact Disc release of the year. Award to local resident artist and producer.
  • ‘AINA KUPUNA, Hoku Zuttermeister (Kaleiola) Hoku Zuttermeister & Dave Tucciarone, producers
  • HAWAIIAN BLOSSOM, Raiatea Helm (Raiatea Helm) Zachary Helm & Dave Tucciarone, producers
  • THE HAWAIIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME PRESENTS - NA LANI ‘EHA, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi (Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame) Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, Dr. Isaac Akuna, Karen Aiu, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi & Steve Kramer, producers
  • PIHANA, Napua Greig (Pihana) Dave Tucciarone, producer
  • SLACK KEY CIRCUS, Barefoot Natives (Barefoot Natives) Eric Gilliom, Willie Kahaialii & Brian Kohne producer

    Favorite Entertainer of the Year
    Voted on by the public
  • NATHAN AWEAU, Kane‘ohe
  • BAREFOOT NATIVES, Slack Key Circus
  • TERESA BRIGHT, Hawaiinawa
  • JOHN CRUZ, One of These Days
  • NAPUA GREIG, Pihana
  • AMY HANAIALI‘I, A Hawaiian Christmas
  • RAIATEA HELM, Hawaiian Blossom
  • WELDON KEKAUOHA, Ka Lehua ‘Ula
  • MAUNALUA, Ho’okanaka
  • HOKU ZUTTERMEISTER, Aina Kupuna

    See also:
  • Winners of the 2008 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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