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2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Nominees

In May of 2006 the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts announced the artists and albums nominated for the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on May 31, 2006 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Waikiki.

Album of the Year
WINNER:
  • "Maui", Hapa; Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan, producers
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • " 'E", Natalie Ai Kamau'u (Keko), 'Iolani Kamau'u, Natalie Ai Kamau'u and Dave Tucciarone, producers
  • "He 'Olu" Holunape, (Roy Sakuma) Holunape & Charlie Lukela, producers
  • "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha", Sean Na 'auao (Poi Pounder) Sean Na'auao, producer
  • "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe", Kapono Beamer, producer (also nominated for the 2006 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award)

    Hawaiian Language Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • TIE: Holunape, "He 'Olu",
  • TIE: Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole, "Welo"
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Natalie Ai Kamau'u, " 'E"
  • Aaron J. Sala, "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts"
  • Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun, "Memories of Old Hawai'i"
  • Halau O Kekuhi, "Puka Kama'ehu" (Mountain Apple)

    Instrumental Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "Ki Hoalu Hawaiian Slack Key", Ledward Kaapana (Rhythm and Roots)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Hawaiian Style 'Ukulele" Troy Fernandez (NEOS)
  • "Hear...", Brittni Paiva (Talmidim )
  • "Ka Ukulele Lele", Bryan Tolentino (Side Order)
  • "Slack Key Guitar: The Artistry of Sonny Lim", Sonny Lim (Palm) (also nominated for the 2006 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award)

    Female Vocalist of the Year
    WINNER:
  • Natalie Ai Kamauu, "'E" (Keko)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Anelaikalani, "Completely" (Malie Music)
  • Auntie Ida Kelii Chun, "Memories of Old Hawai'i" (Hula)
  • Ginai, "Jazz Island" (Black Hawaiian)
  • Mihana, "One Little Dream" (IM Recordings)
  • Jasmine Trias, "Jasmine Trias" (Clockwork Ent.)

    Male Vocalist of the Year
    WINNER:
  • Nathan Aweau, "Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. 1 Vintage" (Bass Plus Music Arts)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Kapono Beamer, "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe" (Kapono Beamer Enterprises)
  • Jack Johnson, "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire)
  • Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole, "Welo" (Mountain Apple)
  • Sean Na'auao, "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha" (Poi Pounder)

    Favorite Entertainer
    WINNER:
  • Jake Shimabukuro, "Dragon"
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Nathan Aweau, "Bass Etude and Hawaii classic Series Vol. 1"
  • Ekolu, "Ekolu Music"
  • Hapa, "Maui"
  • Jack Johnson, "In Between Dreams"
  • Ledward Ka'apana, "Ki Ho'Alu Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar"
  • Sonny Lim, "Slack key Guitar: The Artistry of Sonny Lim"
  • Na Leo, "Feel the Spirit"
  • Sean Na'auao, "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha"
  • Brittni Paiva, "Hear..."

    Group of the Year
    WINNER:
  • Holunape, "He 'Olu" (Roy Sakuma)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Ekolu, "Ekolu Music" (Waiehu)
  • Hapa, "Maui" (FINN)
  • Na Leo, "Find Harmony" (Second Twenty)
  • Na Pali "Na Pali" (Awapuhi)

    Most Promising Artist
    WINNER:
  • Aaron J. Sala, "Ka 'Upu Aloha-Alone with my Thoughts" (Hula)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Holunape, "He 'Olu"
  • Abe Lagrimas Jr., "Dimensions" (Pass Out)
  • Lahaina Grown, "Lahaina Grown" (Lahaina Grown)
  • Jasmine Trias, "Jasmine Trias"

    Compilation Album of the Year
    Producer's award for newly released material by a minimum of three artists
    WINNER:
  • "Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 6, various artists (Hula) William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer and Donald P. Flip McDiarmid III, producers
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Aloha With Style ... Romance", various (Hawaiian Serenity) Sharlene Oshiro and Associates, producers
  • "Hookipa" various (Joyboy) Ed Joy, Kaniela Joy and Quddus Ajimine, producers
  • "Island Soul Vol. 1, various (Island Soul) Brett Fovargue, Rob Tsuhako, Vernon Kapua'ala, Damon Williams, Gilbert Emata and Shane Dudoit, producers
  • "Maui Style 2nd Edition", various (Lyri-Cool) Lyri-Cool Productions, producer

    Reggae Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "Ekolu Music" Ekolu
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Faya!", O-Shen (Sharpnote)
  • "The Girl with the Fishbowl Eyes", Go Jimmy Go (Moon Room)
  • "Heart and Soul", Kekai Boyz (Fearless Hawaiian)
  • "Homestead", Panaewa (Vizzun)
  • "Universitile", Big Every Time (Way Out West)

    Rock Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "In Between Dreams", Jack Johnson
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Chasing Dreams", Inner Session (Immense and Intense)
  • "Dragon" Jake Shimabukuro (Hitchhike)
  • "Journey", Mana 'Ohana (Lyri-Cool)
  • "Songs from Haleakala Kitchen", Voodoo Suns (Tripod Music)

    Jazz Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "Bass Etude", Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus Music Arts)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Hawaiian Man, Nostalgic Journey", Buddy Fo (Fo Wat)
  • "Jazz Island", Ginai (Black Hawaiian)
  • "Slack Key Jazz", Jeff Peterson (Peterson)
  • "Two for the Road", Bruce Hamada (DonDon)

    Religious Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "Hymns of Hawaii, Vol. 2", George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho Creations)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "The Cry of Your Heart", (Kulani Christian Fellowship)
  • "Ekalesia Praise" (Ekalesia Praise Church)
  • "Glorify-Live Worship with New Hope Christian Fellowship", (New Hope)
  • "Leon and Malia Present Hawaii Kids Praise", Leon and Malia (Mele)

    Contemporary Album of the Year
    WINNER:
  • "Feel the Spirit", Na Leo (Second Twenty)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Jasmine Trias", Jasmine Trias (Clockwork Entertainment)
  • "Lifetime Party Vol. 2", Cecilio and Kapono (CandK)
  • "One Little Dream", Mihana (IM Recordings)
  • "Uncut", iNoA 'oLe (FM)

    Contemporary Hawaiian Album
    WINNER:
  • "Maui" Hapa
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Hana Hou, Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. (Daniel Ho Creations)
  • "The Hawai'i Classic Series Vol. 1 Vintage", Nathan Aweau
  • "Na Pali", Na Pali
  • "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe", Kapono Beamer

    Hawaiian Album
    WINNER:
  • " 'E", Natalie Ai Kamau'u
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "He Olu", Holunape
  • "Ka Eha Ke Aloha", Sean Na'auao
  • "Ka Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts", Aaron J. Salä
  • "Welo", Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole

    Christmas Album
    WINNER:
  • "Christmas in Hawaii", Danny Couch (Danny Couch)
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Christmas Gift of Aloha", Ohia Cast (Ohia)
  • "A Hawaii Stars Christmas " Hawaii Stars All Stars (GF)
  • "An Old Fashioned Christmas", Opihi Pickers and Friends (Go Aloha)

    Song of the Year Composer's Award
    WINNER:
  • "Good People" by Jack Johnson from "In Between Dreams"
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "All Is Right With Me" by Angela Morales and Bryan Kessler from "Feel the Spirit", Na Leo
  • "Inu I Ka Wai 'Awa'awa" by Carlos Andrade from "Na Pali", Na Pali
  • "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha" by F. Kawaikapuokalani Hewett from "Ka "Eha Ke Aloha", Sean Na'auao
  • "Ke Aka O Ka Li'ula" by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from "Welo", Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole

    Anthology Producer's Award
    WINNER:
  • "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One", Keali'i Reichel (Punahele) Keali'i Reichel, Jim Linkner and Fred Krauss, producers
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • "Greatest Hawaiian Hits", Peter Moon Band (Kanikapila) Kanikapila Records, producer
  • "Heke Wale No, Only the Best of the Makaha Sons", Makaha Sons (Poki) Kata Maduli, producer
  • "Ho'okena Treasure II: Lei Pulamahia", Ho'okena (Ho'omau) Ho'okena, producer
  • "Master of the Steel Guitar, Vol. One", Jerry Byrd (Cord International/Hana Ola) Harry B. Soria Jr., producer

    Haku Mele
    WINNER:
  • "Ehuehu Mae Nei 'O Mänoa" by Kihei de Silva from "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts", Aaron J. Sala
    ALSO NOMINATED:
    Composer's award for achievement in creating a new song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language:
  • "Aloha Ha'ena" by Carlos Andrade from "Na Pali", Na Pali (Awapuhi)
  • "E O Kupu'eu Na Pae Moku" by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole from "Welo", Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
  • "Hau'ula" by Lawrence Pau from "Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 6", Lawrence Pau
  • "He Aloha No Ka 'Ukui" by C. Pueo Pata from Ho'okipa", Cody Pueo Pata (Joyboy)
  • "Ka Nani Kamananui" by Ida Keali'i Chun from "Memories of Old Hawai'i", Auntie Ida Keali'i Chun
  • "Punua Polena" by C. Pueo Pata from "Ho'okipa"

    TECHNICAL AWARDS

    Graphics
    WINNER:
  • Solomon Enos, Barry Flanagan and Scott Johnson for "Maui", Hapa
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Deby Chock for "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts", Aaron J. Sala
  • Jon de Mello, Keith Usher and Dayna Marie Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe", Kapono Beamer
  • Scott Johnson for "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One", Keali'i Reichel
  • Preston Terada for " 'E", Natalie Ai Kamau'u

    Engineering
    WINNER:
  • TIE: Wendell Ching and Tommy Hall for "Maui", Hapa
  • TIE: Gaylord Holomalia and Kapono Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe", Kapono Beamer
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Milan Bertosa for "Welo", Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole
  • Sean Na'auao and Milan Bertosa for "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha", Sean Na'auao
  • Dr. Trey for "Move", Kanalo (Immense and Intense)

    Liner Notes
    WINNER:
  • Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali'i Reichel and Fred Krauss for "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One", Keali'i Reichel
    ALSO NOMINATED:
  • Kapono Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe", Kapono Beamer
  • Tim Mathre for "Hawaiian Classics", various (Pumehana)
  • Aaron J. Sala and Annie Inouye for "Ka 'Upu Aloha Alone with my Thoughts", Aaron J. Sala
  • Harry B. Soria Jr., "Hawai'i's Canary", Linda Dela Cruz (Cord International/Hana Ola)

    SPECIAL AWARDS

    Ki Ho Alu Award
  • Kapono Beamer Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award for Community Service
  • Jerry Santos

    Bill Murata Memorial Scholarship
  • Kalikolikau Hannahs
  • Kamuela Kimokeo

    Lifetime Achievement Awards
    Presented in March of 2006
  • Dick Jensen
  • George Na'ope
  • Herb "Ohta-san" Ohta
  • Leila Hohu Kiaha
  • Palani Vaughan

    See also:
  • Winners of the 2006 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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    Honolulu Star Bulletin Article (June 1, 2006)





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