The final ballots just went out for the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‘i’s version of the Grammys). May 29th is the day of the awards show so we’ve got some time to speculate over who might snag the top spots. Here are some of the ‘ukulele players who made it onto the final ballot for each category.
‘Ukulele Album of the Year:
- Grand Ukulele – Jake Shimabukuro
- Redefined – Kalei Gamiao
- Tell U What – Brittni Paiva
- ‘Ukulele Dance – Taimane
- ‘Ukulele Legacy – Ohta–San & Herb Ohta Jr.
Instrumental Composition of the Year:
- “Moon” – by Taimane Gardner from ‘Ukulele Dance
- “Tell U What” – by Brittni Paiva from Tell U What
- “Ukulele Five–O” – by Jake Shimabukuro from Grand Ukulele
- “Willows” – by John Yamasato and Herb Ohta Jr. from Take 2
EP of the Year:
- E Ku‘u One Hānau – Tony Conjugacion and Herb Ohta Jr.
- Wahi Mahalo – Kamakakēhau Fernandez
Who are your favorites? Who do you think is going to win?