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2004 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees

All of the albums, artists, and other nominated for the the 2004 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Anelaikalani, "Among My Souvenirs" (Shaka)
  • Maila Gibson, "More" (808e)
  • Kainani Kahaunaele, "Na'u 'Oe" ('Aha Punana Leo)
  • Azure McCall, "The Gift," (MUSEFX)
  • Tani Lynn, "Tani Lynn" (Aloha Entertainment Group)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Danny Couch, "Then & Now" (Danny Couch)
  • Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, "Mo'o'lelo" (Makuakane Music)
  • Weldon Kekauoha, "Kanaka Maoli" ('Ohelo)
  • Martin Pahinui, "Ho'olohe (Listen)" (Dancing Cat)
  • Keali'i Reichel, "Ke'alaokamaile" (Punahele)

    Group of the Year
  • Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K, "Amy & Willie Live" (Blind Man Sound)
  • Cecilio and Kapono, "Thirty Years of Friends -- Lifetime Party" (C&K)
  • Ho'okena, "Cool Elevation" (Ho'omau)
  • Kapena, "Won't Stop Now" (KDE)
  • Maunalua, "Kuleana" (Lokahi)

    Most Promising Artist(s)
  • Manny K. Fernandez, "In This Enchanted Place" (Peke Kini)
  • Maila Gibson, "More" (808e)
  • 'Ike Pono, Ka Mano Wai, "The Source of Life" (Ohana)
  • Kainani Kahaunaele, "Na'u 'Oe" ('Aha Punana Leo)
  • Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole, "Ha'i Kupuna" (Hula)

    Compilation Album
    Producer's award for best album of newly released material by a minimum of three distinct artists
  • "Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners IV," various artists (Hula); Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, William Baba Alimoot and Steve Kramer, producers
  • "Girl Scouts Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 -- Little Happy Camper," various artists (Legend); Melinda Carroll, producer
  • "I Mua E Na Poki'i," various artists (Hawaiian Cultural Center/KSBE); Randie & Jamie Fong, Kenneth Makuakane and Tasha Tavares, producers
  • "Our Ohana's 1st Christmas," various artists (Ohana); Carole Baguio and Diane Sunada Koshi, producers
  • "Slack Key Guitar Vol. 2," various artists (Palm); Charles Michael Brotman, producer

    Anthology Album
    Producer's award -- best album of previously released material
  • "All the Best of Darlene Ahuna, Vol. 1," Darlene Ahuna (Hula); Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III, producer
  • "The Dean of Hawaiian Music," John Kameaaloha Almeida (Hana Ola); Harry B. Soria Jr., producer
  • "Ho'ulu'ulu 'Ekahi," Ku'uipo Kumukahi (Ke'alohi); Ku'uipo Kumukahi and Karen Aiu, producers
  • "Nina," Nina Keali'iwahamana (Mountain Apple); Jack de Mello, producer
  • "Pride of Punahele II," various artists (Punahele); Keali'i Reichel, Fred Krauss and Jim Linkner, producers

    Christmas Album
  • "Another Island Christmas," Randy, Gay & Andrew Hongo (Christian Vision)
  • "Mele Kalikimaka," Allison (Kina)
  • "Mele Kalikimaka from Kanilau," Kanilau (Nani Lawai)
  • "A Real Steel Christmas," Greg & Junko MacDonald (GMM)
  • "Shaka Kalikimaka," Imua (808e)

    Religious Album
  • "At This Fork in the River," Inventory Man
  • "For an Audience of One," Rupert Tripp Jr. (L & L)
  • "Hosana," Na Leo Ho'onani (Un 2 One)
  • "In the Midst," Jan Kaeo
  • "Warriors Come Home," June Mataia (Warriors Come Home)

    Contemporary Album
  • "The Gift," Azure McCall (MUSEFX )
  • "More," Maila Gibson (808e)
  • "Then & Now," Danny Couch (Danny Couch)
  • "Thirty Years of Friends -- Lifetime Party," Cecilio & Kapono (C&K)
  • "Won't Stop Now," Kapena (KDE)

    Rock Album
  • "Deaf Dog Blues," Chance & the Blues Daddies (Manawa)
  • "On and On," Jack Johnson (Enjoy)
  • "Outside the Circle," Mark Coleman (Kekela Sounds)
  • "Sugah Daddy," Sugah Daddy (Daddy Leopard)
  • "Two Hearts," Dave Seawater (MSE Studios)

    Reggae Album
  • "The Circle," Natural Vibrations (Natural Vibrations)
  • "Forward," Kahiau (Poi Pounder)
  • "Reggae Soul," Butch Helemano (NEOS)
  • "Stay With Me," Norm (NEOS)
  • "Take You to the Jam," Ho'onu'a (Feel Good)

    Jazz Album
  • "Dreams do Come True," Janine Alondres (Honu)
  • "Message from Puna," Mark Mallory (Bamboo)
  • "Ohana," Noel Okimoto (Roy Sakuma)
  • "Ordinary Man," Bob Bangerter (Don't Stop Music)
  • "Sounds of the City," Honolulu Jazz Quartet (HJQ)

    Instrumental Album
  • "Cool Breeze," Kohala (Palm)
  • "Crosscurrent," Jake Shimabukuro (Four Strings)
  • "Keaweualani," John Keawe (Homestead)
  • "Manuela Boy," Ohta-san (M & H Hawai'i)
  • "Ukulele Romance," Herb Ohta Jr. (Roy Sakuma)

    Contemporary Hawaiian Album
  • "Among my Hawaiian Souvenirs," George Na'ope (Duck Pond)
  • "Amy & Willie K Live," Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom & Willie K (Blind Man Sound)
  • "Kanaka Maoli," Weldon Kekauoha & Tapa Groove ('Ohelo)
  • "Ki Ho'alu: Journey of Hawaiian Slack Key," Makana (Punahele)
  • "Mohala Hou, Music of the Hawaiian Renaissance," Keola Beamer ('Ohe)

    Hawaiian Album
  • "Cool Elevation," Ho'okena (Ho'omau)
  • "Ho'olohe (Listen)," Martin Pahinui (Dancing Cat)
  • "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • "Kuleana," Maunalua (Lokahi)
  • "Ululani," Richard Ho'opi'i (Mountain Apple)

    Song of the Year
    Composer's award -- best achievement in creating a first-time recorded song
  • "E Pili Mai" by Puakea Nogelmeier from "Two Voices, One Heart," Hema Pa'a (Hula)
  • "Hanalei in the Moonlight" by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett from "Mo'o'olelo," Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (Makuakane Music)
  • "Ka Nohona Pili Kai" by Keali'i Reichel & Puakea Nogelmeier from "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • "More" by Maila Gibson and Ben Vegas from "More," Maila Gibson (808e)
  • "Na'u 'Oe" by Kainani Kahaunaele from "Na'u 'Oe," Kainani Kahaunaele ('Aha Punana Leo) Album of the Year Artist(s) and producer(s) award for best release of the year
  • "Amy & Willie Live," Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie K (Blind Man Sound); Willie K, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Jim Linkner and World Sound, producers
  • "Cool Elevation," Ho'okena (Ho'omau); Ho'okena, producers
  • "Ho'ulu'ulu 'Ekahi," Ku'uipo Kumukahi (Ke'alohi); Ku'uipo Kumukahi and Karen Aiu, producers
  • "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele); Keali'i Reichel, Fred Krauss and Jim Linkner, producers
  • "Na'u 'Oe," Kainani Kahaunaele ('Aha Punana Leo); 'Aha Punana Leo, producer

    Graphics
    Best achievement in album cover design
  • Design Logix for "I Mua E Na Poki'i," various artists (Hawaiian Cultural Center/KSBE)
  • Kevin Hughes for "Ki Ho'alu: Journey of Hawaiian Slack Key," Makana (Punahele)
  • Scott Johnson for "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • Craig Okino for "One," Jon Yamasato (808e)
  • Brian Onaga for "Mo'o'olelo," Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (Makuakane Music)

    Engineering
    Best achievement in engineering
  • Milan Bertosa for "Ohana," Noel Okimoto (Roy Sakuma)
  • Troy Gonzalez for "Cool Elevation," Ho'okena (Ho'omau)
  • Gaylord Holomalia for "Thirty Years of Friends -- Lifetime Party," C&K (C&K)
  • Jim Linkner for "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • Dave Russell for "Ordinary Man," Bob Bangerter (Don't Stop Music)

    Liner Notes
    Best achievement in album annotation
  • 'Aha Punana Leo for "Na'u 'Oe," Kainani Kahaunaele ('Aha Punana Leo)
  • Gary Chun for "Ohana," Noel Okimoto (Roy Sakuma)
  • Randie Fong for "I Mua E Na Poki'i," various artists (Hawaiian Cultural Center/KSBE)
  • Fred Krauss, Puakea Nogelmeier and Keali'i Reichel for "Ke'alaokamaile," Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)
  • Harry B. Soria Jr. for "The Dean of Hawaiian Music," John Kameaaloha Almeida (HanaOla)

    See also:
  • Winners of the 2004 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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