Honored to be a Finalist on the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2021 Final Ballot, mahalo to the Board and members of HARA, Hawaii Academy Recording Arts (harahawaii.com)
KU’U ‘AINA ALOHA CD RELEASE- March 2020
*So excited for this long awaited anticipation of my project. My promise is that you get to enjoy this Ku’u ‘Aina Aloha album. It’s been such a bliss to work with great musicians whom I thank wholeheartedly.
Mr. Nathan Aweau, Steven Espaniola, Tarvin Makia, Al Villaren, Tadd Aiona, Jim Cramer, Joe Napeahi and Dave Tucciarone worked so diligently with me . It was such an honor to record at home on O’ahu. A goal I have had for a long time in my career since I am from the North Shore. Recorded with Seventh Wave Recording Studio in Salt Lake.
*Produced by Dave Tucciarone, co-produced by Faith Ako. Recorded, mixed and mastered by the Grammys/Na Hoku Hanohano Award’s Winning Producer.
An endeavor of four years in the making. Truly a gratifying experience from my heart and soul. Got nothing but love for our hawaiian music.
Mahalo nui loa Dave Tucciarone, #youROCK!
“Expatriate islander Faith Ako, excels at doing Hawaiian standards in traditional nahenahe style.“
John Berger, Honolulu StarAdvertiser
“A musical gem from O’ahu inside and out, lucky Bay Area! ”
” Home is where the heart is, and Hawaii is in Faith Ako’s heart. You can hear it in everything she does. ”
Jon Yamasato, Pure Heart *HISessions
“Faithʻs compelling vocals and sincere delivery captures the traditional style of Hawaiian music while gently updating it for a new generation.”
Punahele Kraus, owner Mele.com
Pakele Live, Honolulu
Maui’s Four Seasons Hotel
HI*Session’s Ko‘olau Ballroom
Yoshi’s San Francisco, Oakland locations
Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage
Whittier College Los Angeles
Boston’s Westborough School District
Numerous Hawaiian Festivals, Ukulele Workshops on East/West Coasts, Northern/Southern California, Reno Nevada
Osaka, Japan San Sei Leilani Hamada Halau
***Visit my Notes/VidBits Page for a few places that I went to holoholo!
***Interested in Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian music for your Corporate Events, House Concerts or Private Business Occasions email:firstname.lastname@example.org