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2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
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The winners of most of the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards were announced at an awards ceremony on June 17, 2008 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The winners of the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced at an awards luncheon held March 15, 2008 in the Monarch Showroom of the royal Hawaiian Hotel. .

2008 Best Album Hoku Awards

Album of the Year
Na Lani Eha Featuring Kuuipo Kumukahi
	and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
ALBUM TITLE: Na Lani Eha
ARTISTS: Kuuipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
LABEL: Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
PRODUCERS: Dr. Isaac Akuna, Karen Aiu, Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Steve Kramer
Buy this CD at Amazon.com
Buy this CD at Mele.com
Past "Best Album" Winners


Anthology Producer's Award
Hawaii's Falsetto Poet Featuring Bill Aliiloa Lincoln
ALBUM: Hawaii's Falsetto Poet
ARTIST: Bill Aliiloa Lincoln
LABEL: Cord International/Hana Ola
PRODUCER: Harry B. Soria Jr.
Buy this CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Anthology Album" Winners


Christmas Album
A Hawaiian Christmas Featuring Amy Hanaialii
ALBUM: A Hawaiian Christmas
ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii
LABEL: Tiki Man Records
Buy this CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Christmas Album" Winners


Comedy Album of the Year
Hawaii I Love it Featuring Hawaii Comedian Frank Delima
ALBUM: Hawaii, I Love It
ARTIST: Frank DeLima
LABEL: Pocholinga
Buy this CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Comedy Album" Winners


Compilation Producer's Award
Aloha Slack Key: A Tribute to Gabby Pahinui
ALBUM: Aloha Slack Key: A Tribute to Gabby "Pops" Pahinui
ARTISTS: various
LABEL: Hula Records
PRODUCERS: Donald P. "Flip" McDiarmid III and Donald McDiarmid Jr.
Buy the "Aloha Slack Key" CD at Mele.com
Past "Best Compilation Album" Winners


Contemporary Album of the Year
One of These Days Featuring John Cruz
ALBUM: One of These Days
ARTIST: John Cruz
LABEL: Lilikoi Records
Buy this" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Contemporary Album" Winners


Contemporary Hawaiian Album
No Contemporary Hawaiian Album award in 2008
Past "Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album" Winners


Hawaiian Album
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Hawaiian Album" Winners


Instrumental Album of the Year
Pure Slack Key Featuring Jeff Peterson
ALBUM: Pure Slack Key
ARTIST: Jeff Peterson
LABEL: Peterson Productions
Buy the "Pure Slack Key" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Instrumental Album" Winners


Island Music Album of the Year
Heeia Featuring Cyril Pahinui
ALBUM: Heeia
ARTIST: Cyril Pahinui
LABEL: Dancing Cat Records
Buy the "Heeia" CD at Amazon.com


Jazz Album of the Year
For All We Know Featuring
	Joy Abbott and Betty Loo Taylor
ALBUM: For All We Know
ARTIST: Joy Abbott and Betty Loo Taylor
LABEL: Ladybug
Past "Best Jazz Album" Winners


R&B / Hip Hop Album of the Year
ALBUM: More Than Just a Song
ARTIST: Nigel Kauanui
(Album honors Nigel Kauanui's brother Emery Kealiikane Kauanui Jr. who passed away in 2007 and the album graphics were created by Nigel's older brother Caleb)
Past "Best R&B or Hip Hop Album" Winners


Reggae Album of the Year
From the Heart Featuring
	Natural Vibrations
ALBUM: From the Heart
GROUP: Natural Vibrations
MEMBERS: Peni Puaauli, Jehua Evans, Wayne Enos, Shane Abraham, Kayton Macariola, Stacy Medeiros
LABEL: Natural Vibrations (or Sharlene oshiro?)
Buy the "From the Heart" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Reggae Album" Winners


Religious Album of the Year
ALBUM: Redeemed
ARTIST: Gary Haleamanu
LABEL: GSK
Past "Best Religious Album" Winners


Rock Album of the Year
Where You Are Featuring Koa
ALBUM: Where You Are
ARTIST: Koa
LABEL: Firestarter
REVIEW: John Berger, Honolulu Advertiser
Buy the "Where You Are" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Rock Album" Winners


2008 Best Artist Hoku Awards

Most Promising Artist
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Most Promising Artist" Winners


Female Vocalist of the Year
Pihana Featuring Napua Greig
ARTIST: Napua Greig
ALBUM: Pihana
LABEL: Pihana Productions
Buy the "Pihana" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Female Vocalist" Winners


Male Vocalist of the Year
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
LABEL": Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Male Vocalist" Winners


Favorite Entertainer
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
Past "Favorite Entertainer" Winners


Group of the Year
Hookanaka Featuring Maunalua
GROUP: Maunalua
GROUP MEMBERS: Bobby Moderow Jr., Bruce Spencer, Kahi Kaonohi
ALBUM: Hookanaka
LABEL: Lokahi
Buy the "Hookanaka" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Group" Winners


2008 Best Song Hoku Awards

Song of the Year
Ka Lehua Ula Featuring Weldon Kekauoha
COMPOSER: Weldon Kekauoha
SONG: "Ka Lehua Ula"
ALBUM: Ka Lehua Ula
LABEL: Ohelo Records
Buy the "Ke Lehua Ula" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Composer" Winners


Haku Mele
He Aloha Album Featuring Cody Pueo Pata
SONG: Miliopua
ARTIST AND COMPOSER: Cody Pueo Pata
ALBUM: He Aloha
LABEL: Ululoa Productions
Buy the "He Aloha" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Haku Mele" Winners


2008 DVD and Hawaiian Language Hoku Awards

Hawaiian Language Performance of the Year
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Hawaiian Language Performance" Winners


Music Video DVD of the Year
ALBUM: Kukahi: Live in Concert
ARTIST: Kealii Reichel
LABEL: Punahele
Buy the video at Amazon: DVD - HD-DVD
Past "Best Video" Winners

2008 Technical Hoku Awards

Graphics
Na Lani Eha Featuring Kuuipo Kumukahi
	and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Stacey Leong Design
ALBUM: Na Lani Eha
ARTIST: Kuuipo Kumukahi
LABEL; Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
Buy the "Na Lani Eha" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Graphics" Winners


Engineering
Hawaiian Blossom Featuring Raiatea helm
ENGINEER: Dave Tucciarone
ALBUM: Hawaiian Blossom
ARTIST: Raiatea Helm
LABEL: Raiatea Helm
Buy the "Hawaiian Blossom" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Engineered Album" Winners



Liner Notes
Aina Kupuna Featuring Hoku Zuttermeister
WRITER: Robert Uluwehi Cazimero
ALBUM: Aina Kupuna
ARTIST: Hoku Zuttermeister
LABEL: Kaleiola Records
Buy the "Aina Kupuna" CD at Amazon.com
Past "Best Liner Notes" Winners


2008 Special Hoku Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Brothers Cazimero
  • Cyrus Green (posthumus award)
  • Edna Bekeart
  • Jimmy Borges
  • Olomana
    Past "Lifetime Achievement" Winners

    Ki Ho Alu Award
    Jeff Peterson
    Past "Best Ki Ho Alu" Winners


    Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award for Community Service
    Nina Kealii Wahamana
    Past "Moe Keale Aloha Is" Winners

    Bill Murata Scholarship Award
  • Kaliko Berwyn
  • Chadwick Pang
    Past "Muratta Scholarship" Winners



    If you have any corrections to the above information or interesting stories or facts about the 20088 Na Hoku Hanohano awards please send a message to the email on our contacts page.

    See also:
  • Nominees for the 2008 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
    John Berger's Honolulu Star Bulletin Article
    Rod Ohira's Honolulu Advertiser Article
    Jason Genegabus' Honolulu Star Bulletin Blog
    2008 Hoku Award Show discussion in the Taropatch Forum
  • All Nominees for the 2008 Hoku Awards





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