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1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Nominees

Nominations for the 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Robi Kahakalau, "Sistah Robi" (Kanai'a Records)
  • Darlene Ahuna, "Ulana Ke Aloha" (Hula Records)
  • Ilona Irvine, "Sweet Memory" (Rose Records)
  • Neolani Mahoe, "Eia Au 'O Noelani" (Tradewinds)
  • Teresa Bright, "A Bright Hawaiian Christmas" (Manu Records)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Keali'i Reichel (Lei Hali'a) - WAS HE REALLY NOMINATED THAT YEAR?
  • Darren Benitez, "Broken Hearts" (Fat Katz)
  • Dennis Pavao, "Wale No" (Pilialoha Productions)
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "E Ala E" (Big Boy Records)
  • Uluwehi Guerrero, "Ka Manawa Pono" (Punahele Records)

    Group of the Year
  • Na Leo Pilimehana, "Flying With Angels" (Na Leo Pilimehana)
  • Brothers Cazimero, "Proud to be Me" (Mountain Apple Company)
  • Hawaiian Style Band, "'Ohana" (Top Flight Records)
  • Kanilau, "Ka Lihi Kai 'O Ka'ena" (Nani Lawai Records)
  • Kapena, "All Access" (KDE Records)

    Most Promising Artist
  • Darren Benitez, "Broken Hearts" (Fat Katz)
  • Elua Kane, "'Elua Kane" (Pua Records)
  • Herb Ohta, Jr., "Leinani" from "Ukulele Stylings #1" (Pa'ani Records)
  • Palolo, "Palolo" (Roy Sakuma Productions, Inc.)
  • Uluwehi Guerrero, "Ka Manawa Pono" (Punahele Records)

    Christmas Album of the Year
  • "A Bright Hawaiian Christmas", Teresa Bright (Manu Records)
  • "Coming Home for Christmas", Randy, Gay & Andrew Hongo (Christian Vision)
  • "Holidays", Hapa (Coconut Grove Recording Company)
  • "Island Style Christmas", Various Artists (Bladerunner Records of HI)
  • "Joy to the World", Honolulu Madrigal Quartet (Island Jam Records)

    Religious Album of the Year
  • "Grace", Alex McAngus (Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy)
  • "Acapella - In Times Like These", Revival (Revival Records)
  • "One God", Kumulani Praise Band (Kumulani Music)
  • "People With New Hope", People With New Hope (New Hope Christian)
  • "Trust in Love", Stephen Anthony Laudise (Trust Records)

    Single of the Year
  • "Brown Eyed Girl/Paradise", Glenn Medeiros (Amherst)
  • "Friend in Me", Brothers and Sisters (Kahale Music, Inc.)
  • "Love Song of Kalua", Rocky Brown (Discos Tropical)
  • "Travel My Love/Dancing in the Moonlight", Henry Kapono (River North Records)
  • "You've Got a Friend", Kawika Crowley (CoCo Records)

    Song of the Year
  • "Flying With Angels", by Lehua Kalima
  • "Broken Hearts", by Darren Benitez
  • "E Ala E", by Leo Anderson Akana
  • "Lei Hali'a", by Puakea Nogelmeier
  • "Proud to Be", by Robert and Roland Cazimero

    Album of the Year
  • "Flying With Angels", Na Leo Pilimehana (Na Leo Pilimehana), Na Leo Pilimehana, Producers
  • "Broken Hearts", Darren Benitez (Fat Katz), Sean Na'auao, Producer
  • "E Ala E", Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy Records), Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Jon De Mello, Producers
  • "Le Hali'a", Keali'i Reichel (Punahele Records), Keali'i Reichel, Fred Krauss and Jim Linkner, Producers
  • "Sistah Robi", Robi Kahakalau (Kanai'a Records), Diane Ho, I'inimaikalani Kahakalau, Robi Kahakalau and Fiji, Producers

    Anthology of the Year
  • "Vintage Hawaiian Treasures Vol 9, Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style", Al Kealoha Perry & His Singing Surfriders (Hana Ola), Harry B. Soria, Jr., Producer
  • "Backbone", Peter Moon Band (Kanikapila Records), Kanikapila Records, Producer
  • "Black & White", Mackey Feary (MGC Records), Mackey Feary, Producer
  • "E Himeni Hou", Pandanus Club (Hala Records), Kenneth Makuakane, Producer
  • "Ke Ho'omana'o Nei", Mana'o Company (Kaniu Records), Kaniu Records, Producer

    Popular Hawaiian Album of the Year
  • "Lei Hali'a", Keali'i Reichel (Punahele Records)
  • "E Ala E", Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Big Boy Records)
  • "Martin Pahinui", Martin Pahinui (Mountain Apple Company)
  • "Pekelo's Hana Jam", Pekelo (Hulali Records)
  • "Proud to Be", Brothers Cazimero (Mountain Apple Company)

    Island Contemporary Album of the Year
  • "Sistah Robi", Robi Kahakalau (Kanai'a Records)
  • "Broken Hearts", Darren Benitez (Fat Katz)
  • "Ohana", Hawaiian Style Band (Top Flight Records)
  • "Palolo", Palolo (Roy Sakuma Productions, Inc.)
  • "Wale No", Dennis Pavao (Pilialoha Productions)

    Contemporary Album of the Year
  • "Flying With Angels", Na Leo Pilimehana (Na Leo Pilimehana)
  • "Service to the King", Tropical Knights (KDE Records)
  • "Spirit Dancer", Henry Kapono (River North Records)
  • "Sweet Memory", Ilona Irvine (Rose Records)
  • "Words Just Don't Come Easy", Jesse Rivera (Fire Records)

    Instrumental Album of the Year
  • "Hawaiian Touch", Barney Isaacs and George Kuo (Dancing Cat Records)
  • "Chotto Matte Kudasai", Ohta-San (M & H Hawai'i)
  • "Ho'i Hou", Peter Moon (Kanikapila Records)
  • "Kani Ki Ho'alu", Ozzie Kotani (Dancing Cat Records)
  • "Moe 'Uhane Kika (Tales From the Dream Guitar)", Keola Beamer (Dancing Cat Records)
  • "Ukulele Stylings #1", Various Artists (Pa'ani Records)

    Comedy Album of the Year
  • "Babooze!", Frank De Lima (Pocholinga Productions)
  • "Augie Style", Augie Tulba (Tropical Jam Productions)
  • "False Crack???", Bu La'ia (Pig Poi Records)

    Graphics
  • Nelson Makua for "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters, Instrumental Collection", Various Artists (Dancing Cat Records)
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Jon de Mello for "E Ala E"
  • Jon De Mello for "Proud to Be"
  • Rob Hawes for "Lei Hali'a"
  • Tery Nii Design for "Songs of Lili'uokalani", Galliard String Quartet (Wa Nui Records)

    Engineering
  • Jim Linkner for "Lei Hali'a", Keali'i Reichel (Punahele Records)
  • Gaylord Holomalia, Jim Shaffer and Miland Bertosa for "World's Got to Choose", Del Beazley (Poki Records)
  • Milan Bertosa and Dave Tucciarone for "'Ohana", Hawaiian Style Band (Top Flight Records)
  • Milan Bertosa for "Ka Lihi Kai O Ka'ena", Kanilau (Nani Lawai Records)
  • Milan Bertosa, Michael Grande, Dave Knight and Dave Tucciarone for "Sistah Robi", Robi Kahakalau (Kanai'a Records)

    Liner Notes
  • Skylark Rossetti-Ota for "Ulana Ke Aloha", Darlene Ahuna (Hula Records)
  • Ellen Pelissero for "Ho'ala Hou", Various Artists (Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center)
  • Harry B. Soria, Jr., for "Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 9, Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style", Various Artists (Hana Ola Records)
  • John Keoni Fujitani for "Slack Key Traditions Vol II", Various Artists (Liko Records)

    See also:
  • Winners of the 1996 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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