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2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
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The winners of the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards were announced an an awards ceremony on May 31, 2006 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki.

2006 Best Album Hoku Awards

2006 Best Album of the Year
Maui by Hapa
ALBUM TITLE: Maui
ARTIST: Hapa
LABEL: Finn Records
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Past "Best Album" Winners


2006 Anthology Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Kamahiwa: Kealii Reichel Collection: I
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
LABEL: Punahele
PRODUCERS: Keali'i Reichel, Jim Linkner, Fred Krauss
Past "Best Anthology Album" Winners


2006 Christmas Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Christmas in Hawaii
ARTIST: Danny Couch
Past "Best Christmas Album" Winners


2006 Compilation Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest: Vol. 6
ARTIST: Various Artists
LABEL: Hula
PRODUCERS: William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer
PRODUCERS: Donald P. Flip McDiarmid III
Past "Best Compilation Album" Winners


2006 Contemporary Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Feel the Spirit
ARTIST: Na Leo
LABEL: Second Twenty
Past "Best Contemporary Album" Winners


2006 Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Maui
ARTIST: Hapa
LABEL: FINN
Past "Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album" Winners


2006 Instrumental Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Ki Ho'alu Hawaiian Slack Key
ARTIST: Ledward Ka'apana
LABEL: Rhythm & Roots
Past "Best Instrumental Album" Winners


2006 Jazz Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Bass Etude
ARTIST: Nathan Aweau
LABEL: Bass Plus Music Arts
Past "Best Jazz Album" Winners


2006 Reggae Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Ekolu Music
ARTIST: Ekolu
LABEL: Waiehu
Past "Best Reggae Album" Winners


2006 Religious Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Hymns of Hawai'i, Vol. 2
ARTISTS: George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho
LABEL: Daniel Ho
Past "Best Religious Album" Winners


2006 Rock Album of the Year
In Between Dreams Featuring Jack Johnson
ALBUM TITLE: In Between Dreams
ARTIST: Jack Johnson
LABEL: Brushfire
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Past "Best Rock Album" Winners


2006 Traditional Hawaiian Album of the Year
ALBUM TITLE: Welo
ARTIST: Kaumakaiwa "Lopaka" Kanaka'ole
LABEL: Mountain Apple
Past "Best Traditional Hawaiian Album" Winners

2006 Best Artist Hoku Awards

2006 Group of the Year
GROUP: Holunape
ALBUM TITLE: He Olu
LABEL: Roy Sakuma
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Past "Best Group" Winners


2006 Male Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Nathan Aweau
ALBUM TITLE: "The Hawaii Classic Series Vol. 1: Vintage"
LABEL: Bass Plus Music Arts
Past "Best Male Vocalist" Winners


2006 Female Vocalist of the Year
ARTIST: Natalie Ai Kamauu
ALBUM TITLE: "'E"
LABEL: Keko
Past "Best Female Vocalist" Winners


2006 Favorite Entertainer of the Year
ARTIST: Jake Shimabukuro
(by popular vote)
Past "Favorite Entertainer" Winners


2006 Most Promising Artist
Kaupu Aloha: Alone With My Thoughts
ARTIST: Aaron J. Sala,
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka 'Upu Aloha: Alone With My Thoughts"
LABEL: Hula Records
RELEASED: 2005
BUY THE CD AT: Amazon.com - Mele.com
Past "Most Promising Artist" Winners


2006 Best Song Hoku Awards

2006 Song of the Year
SONG TITLE: Good People
COMPOSER: Jack Johnson
ALBUM TITLE: "In Between Dreams,"
ARTIST: Jack Johnson
LABEL: Brushfire
Past "Best Song" Winners


2006 Haku Mele
SONG TITLE: Ehuehu Mae Nei 'O Manoa
COMPOSER: Kihei de Silva
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka 'Upu Aloha: Alone with My Thoughts,"
ARTIST: Aaron J. Sala
LABEL: Hula
Past "Best Haku Mele" Winners

2006 Best Hawaiian Language Performance

2006 Hawaiian Language Performance (tie)
ALBUM TITLE: He 'Olu
ARTIST: Holunape
LABEL: Roy Sakuma
Past "Best Hawaiian Language Performance" Winners


2006 Hawaiian Language Performance (tie)
ALBUM TITLE: Welo
ARTIST Kaumakaiwa Kopaka Kanaka'ole :
LABEL: Mountain Apple
Past "Best Hawaiian Language Performance" Winners


2006 Technical Hoku Awards

2006 Engineering Award (tie)
ENGINEERS: Wendell Ching and Tommy Hall
ALBUM: "Maui"
ARTIST: Hapa
LABEL: Finn
Past "Best Engineered Album" Winners


2006 Engineering Award (tie)
ENGINEERS: Gaylord Holomalia and Kapono Beamer
ALBUM TITLE: "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe"
ARTIST: Kapono Beamer
LABEL: Kapono Beamer Enterprises
Past "Best Engineered Album" Winners


2006 Graphics Award
ARTISTS: Solomon Enos, Barry Flanagan, Scott Johnson
ALBUM TITLE: "Maui"
ARTIST: Hapa
LABEL: FINN
Past "Best Graphics" Winners


2006 Liner Notes Award
WRITERS: Puakea Nogelmeier, Kealii Reichel, Fred Krauss
ALBUM TITLE: "Kamahiwa: Kealii Reichel Collection, One"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
LABEL: Punahele
Past "Best Liner Notes" Winners

2006 Special Hoku Awards

2006 Ki Ho 'Alu Award
Kapono Beamer
Past "Best Ki Ho Alu" Winners


2006 Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award (community service)
Jerry Santos
Past "Moe Keale Aloha Is" Winners


Bill Murata Memorial Scholarship Awards
  • Kalikolihau Hannahs (UH Manoa Law School)
  • Kamuela Kimokeo (BYU Hawaii)
    Past "Bill Murata Scholarship" Winners


    2006 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Dick Jensen (showroom singer)
  • George Naope (kumu hula chanter)
  • Leila Hohu Kiaha (pianist - posthumus award)
  • Herb "Ohta-San" Ohta (ukulele master)
  • Palani Vaughan (recording artist)
    Past "Lifetime Achievement Award" Winners



  • If you have any photos or interesting information about the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano awards please send a message to the email on our contacts page.

    See also:
  • All Nominees for the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist



  • Related Links
    Hawaiian Music Awards - Main Menu
    About Hawaiian Music
    Hawaii for Visitors

    Elsewhere on the Web
    Honolulu Advertiser - 2006 Award Ceremony Article
    Honolulu Advertiser - 2006 Award Ceremony Photos
    Honolulu Star Bulletin - 2006 Award Ceremony Article
    Honolulu Star Bulletin - Grammy to Hoku Article





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