Category: Music Montage

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Kupaoa At Kamehameha Ho‘olaule‘a

When I interviewed Kellen and Lihau of Kupaoa last year, they were called Kellen Paik and Lihau Hannahs. This time I spoke to Mr. and Mrs. Kellen Paik. Yes, this music duo not only shares the stage, but also shared vows in August of last year. Congratulations! The couple recently celebrated the release of their […]

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A Holiday Gift Of Island Music CDs

‘Tis the season to be putting out CDs. We’ve got three albums sealed and delivered, and the artists are, in no particular order: Paul Shimomoto, Kumz (Karl Veto Baker and Michael Lanakila Casupang) and Willie K. Paul Shimomoto’s local boy charm and smooth, vocal stylings have led the way to his third solo release, All […]

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Chucky Boy’s Album is “All Kaua‘i”

Chucky Boy Chock,the songwriting talent behind many of Hawaii’s legendary artists such as Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole, Kapena and The Brothers Cazimero, returns to the contemporary Hawaiian music scene with his ninth album, The Music Of Chucky Boy Chock, Volume 1. Released Aug. 17, the album features the popular theme songs to the OC16 television series, […]

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Rolando Sanchez Is Going Solo

Nicaragua-born Rolando Sanchez has been heating up the Island music scene with his Latin beats for the past 20 years. Upon moving to Hawaii in 1984, Sanchez arrived looking for a fresh start but holding on to his passion for music. “I had two prior bands in California and they were Latin pop style,” says […]

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Kupaoa Releases ‘English Rose’

Two years after the release of their Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning debut album Pili O Ke Ao, Kupaoa delivers another powerful contribution to Hawaiian music with English Rose. The duo, comprised of Kaua’i’s Kellen Paik and Oahu’s Kalikolihau “Lihau” Hannahs, unveils their love for the Hawaiian language and their passion for original music in this […]

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And The Na Hoku Goes To …

It was an interesting evening that included many firsts as the first Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival came to a close with the prestigious 33rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards held at the Hawaii Convention Center. For those who caught the action on television, you might have noticed that this was the first year […]

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Kawao’s ‘Determined’; James’ New CD

Kawao is back, following up a successful DVD release last year that earned a Hawaii Music Award and nomination for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award. Walt G. and China‘s fourth full-length album release, Determined, made its way onto shelves and into the hands of fans last month. “The title Determined is to let the fans […]