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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 8:04 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hapa wins Hoku award for contemporary album

By Derek Paiva
Advertiser Entertainment Writer

Hapa won the contemporary Hawaiian album of the year award at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards this evening.

The award for the duo of Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau's six-times nominated "Maui disc was the first presented on the live KFVE televised broadcast of the annual awards ceremony honoring local recording arts.

Technical and non-broadcast awards announced earlier in the evening included the following:

i Liner notes: Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali'i Reichel and Fred Krauss for "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One" by Keali'i Reichel (Punahele)

i Graphics: Solomon Enos, Barry Flanagan, and Scott Johnson for "Maui" by Hapa (FINN)

i Compilation album of the year: "Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners, Vol. 6" by Various Artists (Hula). William Baba Alimoot, Steve Kramer and Donald P. Flip McDiarmid III, producers

i Anthology album of the year: "Kamahiwa: Keali'i Reichel Collection-One" by Keali'i Reichel (Punahele). Keali'i Reichel, Jim Linkner and Fred Krauss, producers

i Engineering: Wendell Ching and Tommy Hall" for "Maui" by Hapa (FINN); and Gaylord Holomalia and Kapono Beamer for "Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe" by Kapono Beamer (Kapono Beamer Enterprises)

Non-competitive awards winners included the following:

i Ki Ho'alu Award: Kapono Beamer

i Moe Keale "Aloha Is" Award for Community Service: Jerry Santos