Wao Akua – Forest of the Gods Now Nominated for a Hoku Award


We are pleased to announce that George’s album:
WAO AKUA – FOREST OF THE GODS (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Instrumentals)

Wao Akua Cover

Has been nominated for a Na Hoku Hanaohano Award in the Slack Key Album of the Year? category.  The other 4 nominees are:

  1. Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis
  2. James Kimo West
  3. Patrick Landeza
  4. Doug and Sandy McMaster


Congratulations to all the nominees.  Dennis & Stephen have presented their beautiful compositions at our weekly Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music series here on Maui.  Kimo West will be appearing at our show again this fall.

The Hokus Awards ceremony was held May 27, 2012.
[UPDATE : Congratulations to Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis for winning the 2012 Slack Key Album of the Year with their album ‘Waimaka Helelei”… ]

Wao Akua was also honored to be nominated in the new “Regional Roots” category of the 54th Grammy Awards held in February 2012.