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New Single Release “Behold Laie”
PAPAKU, Bring It Home 2009
KU’U ‘A’INA ALOHA 2020
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
It’s been a long awaited anticipation for this project that began in 2015. 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.
Nathan Aweau, Steven Espaniola, Tarvin Makia, Al Villaren, Tadd Aiona, Jim Cramer, Joe Napeahi, Keith Greeninger and Dave Tucciarone spear headed their time and aloha on this project with me . Truly thankful and an honor to record at home on O’ahu. A goal I have had for a long time in my career since the North Shore is “home for me.”
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 Winning Producer.
A true journey of hard work with four years in the making. Got nothing but love for our hawaiian music.
Mahalo nui loa to my musician brothers and 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
Behold La’ie Single Release (Home town)
Polynesian Heritage Award Finalist
Ke Ala Ka’i BYU-Hawaii Interview Cover Magazine
2023* Update Award Finalist
Polynesian Heritage Awards
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 have gone too for holoholo and events!
***Interested in Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian music for your Corporate Events, House Concerts or Private Business Occasions
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Click play button below to hear my original song from my first album Kukahi about my home town La’ie, mahalo Kumu Shawna Alapa’i.