2008 Hoku Awards Photo Gallery

July 8, 2008

2008 Hoku Awards Performance Video

June 29, 2008

Here’s another video of my performace at the 2008 Hoku Awards. This one was shot by my brother Evan using a handheld camera.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Video

June 22, 2008

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Recap

June 19, 2008

Mahalo to everyone for your support at the Hokus! It was a fantastic night and a complete honor just to be there! There were so many great moments, like when Robert Cazimero gave me a big hug after my performance, talking story with Kawika Kahiapo, encouragement from Jon de Mello and Leah Bernstein, taking pictures with Jon and Ernie Cruz, saying hi to Eric Gilliom. I was like a kid in a candy store. Thank you to all of you for helping me get here.

Here’s a pic that ran in the Honolulu Advertiser:

Lisa Leong adjusted the lei on her husband, Darin Leong, at the Hawaii Convention Center yesterday, where the 31st Na Hoku Hanohano awards show was held.

The 31st Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on K5 The Home Team

June 11, 2008

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
The 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will be televised locally on K5, and streamed live via internet HERE. Performances will include: Brothers Cazimero, Hapa, John Cruz, Hoku Zuttermeister, Opihi Pickers, Mighty J, Pilioha, Darin Leong, and Kamau.

Na Hoku Hanohano Nominations

May 28, 2008

I am so excited to announce that nominees for the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards have been selected, and I’ve received two nominations!

Instrumental Album of the Year, &

Most Promising Artist

This is a total thrill for me! It will be wonderful just to meet so many people I’ve admired and attempted to emulate since childhood.

To all Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts members, thank you for your continued support and see you at the Hokus!


17 June 2008 – Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

May 28, 2008

17 June 2008
Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Performance at the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards!