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Instrumental Album Hoku Awards

The Instrumental Album of the Year Na Hoku Hanohano Award goes to the best performance of instrumental music. The album must contain at least 75% non-vocal material. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for best instrumental album, since the very first award ceremony in 1978.

2008
Pure Slack Key Featuring Jeff Peterson
ALBUM: Pure Slack Key
ARTIST: Jeff Peterson
LABEL: Peterson Productions
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2008 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2007
ALBUM TITLE: Gently Weeps
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
LABEL: Hitchhike
2007 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2006
ALBUM TITLE: Ki Ho'alu Hawaiian Slack Key
ARTIST: Ledward Ka'apana
LABEL: Rhythm & Roots
2006 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2005
TITLE: "Walking Down Rainhill"
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
PRODUCER: Hitchhike
2005 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2004
ALBUM TITLE: "Crosscurrent"
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
2004 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2003
ALBUM TITLE: "Sunday Morning"
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
LABEL: Four Strings
2003 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2002
ALBUM TITLE: "Pana Aloha Hawaiian Heartbeat"
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
2002 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2001
ALBUM TITLE: "Black Sand"
ARTIST: Ledward Ka'apana
PRODUCER: Dancing Cat
2001 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

2000
ALBUM TITLE: "Four Hands Hot and Sweet"
ARTISTS: Cyril Pahinui and Bob Brozman
PRODUCER: Dancing Cat
2000 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1999
ALBUM TITLE:l "Great Grandmother, Great Grandson"
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
PRODUCER: Onopak
1999 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1998
ALBUM TITLE: "Mauna Kea: White Mountain Journal"
ARTIST: Keola Beamer
1998 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1997
Pure Slack Key Featuring Jeff Peterson
ALBUM TITLE: Aloha No Na Kupuna
IN ENGLISH: Love for the Elders
ARTIST: George Kuo
PRODUCER: Mana'olana
LABEL: Windham Hill Records
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1997 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1996
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Touch"
ARTISTS: Barney Isaacs and George Kuo
LABEL: Dancing Cat Records
1996 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1995
ALBUM TITLE: "6 and 12 String Slack-Key"
ARTIST: Cyril Pahinui
1995 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1994
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'onanea"
ARTIST: John Keawe
1994 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1993
ALBUM TITLE: "Wedding Music"
ARTISTS: Susan Gillespie and Susi Hussong
1993 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1992
Paradise Found by Kapono Beamer
ALBUM TITLE: Paradise Found
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
LABEL: Sonoton
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1992 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1991
ALBUM TITLE: "Waikiki's Greatest Hits Now!"
ARTIST: Roland Cazimero
1991 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1990
ALBUM TITLE: "Secrets Under the Sun"
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
1990 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1989
ALBUM TITLE: "Bob Nelson Live at the Piano"
ARTIST: Bob Nelson
1989 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1988
ALBUM: "Ohta-San"
ARTIST: Ohta-San
1988 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1987
ALBUM TITLE: "Old Friends III"
ARTIST: White Eisenstein
1987 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1986
ALBUM TITLE: "Bob Nelson Live at the Piano"
ARTIST: Bob Nelson
1986 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1985
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Classical Guitar"
ARTIST: Henry Ka`ahea
1985 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1984
ALBUM TITLE: "Lima Wela"
ARTIST: Ledward Ka`apana
1984 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1983
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian 'Ukulele Melodies"
ARTIST: Andy Cummings
1983 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1982
ALBUM TITLE: "Island Favorites"
ARTIST: Ohta-san
1982 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1981
ALBUM TITLE: "Honolulu City Lights"
ARTIST: Ohta-san
ALBUM TITLE: Contemporary Hawaiian Mood
1981 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1980
SONG TITLE: "Slack Key Medley"
ALBUM TITLE: "Pure Gabby"
ARTIST: Gabby Pahinui
(in 1980 the award was "instrumental of the year")
1980 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1979
ALBUM TITLE: "Sand"
ARTIST: The Sandwich Island Band
1979 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

1978
SONG TITLE: "E Ku'u Morning Dew"
ALBUM TITLE: Hawaiian Mood
ARTIST: Herb Ohta
1978 Hoku Award Winners in All Categories

See also:
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year



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