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May 2020

New instrumental songs "You Have My Heart" and "That First Kiss" up on the music page

Jon Yamasato in studio working on a new project.

Co-producing a Jake Shimabukuro project featuring duets with acclaimed Hawaii artists.

Recording Kainani Kahaunaele's latest project.

Working on Kala'e Parish's latest single featuring Michael Paulo on sax.

 

Recording Paula Fuga's latest project.

2020 Hoku Nominations Michael has been involved with

April 2020

Album of the Year
Lovely Sunrise by Nā Wai 'Eha (NWE Records)
 

Song of the Year

Ku Ha'aheo e Ku'u Hawai'i by Various Artists from Kuha'o Maunakea . Hinaleimoana Wong, composer. (Kanaeokana)

Group of the Year

Na Wai 'Eha for Lovely Sunrise (NWE Records).
The Green for Black & White (Easy Star Records, ES-1071).
 
Hawaiian Music Video of the Year
Ku Ha'aheo e Ku'u Hawai'i by Various Artists (Kanaeokana).

Anthology of the Year

Kuha'o Maunakea by Various Artists. (Kanaeokana) Zachary Lum, Chad Takatsugi, Shawn Pimental, Producers.
Lei Nahonoapi'ilani by Various Artists. (North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund) Nicholas Lum, Producer
 
 Hawaiian Music Album of the Year
Lovely Sunrise by Na Wai 'Eha. (NWE Records)

Hawaiian Language Performance
Lovely Sunrise by Nā Wai ‘Ehā (NWE Records)
 
Haku Mele
Aloha ‘Āina ‘Oia’i’o by Kainani Kahaunaele, from Kūha‘o Maunakea, Various Artists (Kanaeokana)
Kū Ha’aheo e Ku’u Hawai’i by Hinaleimoana Wong, from Kūha‘o Maunakea, Various Artists (Kanaeokana)
Nā Pu’uwai Haokila by Zachary Alaka‘i Lum, from Kūha‘o Maunakea, Various Artists (Kanaeokana)

Hawaiian Engineering
Michael Grande for Lovely Sunrise by Nā Wai ʻEhā(No Label)
 
Liner Notes
Kamaoli Kuwada, Zachary Lum, Chad Takatsugi for Kuha'o Maunakea by Various Artists (Kanaeokana)
 
Graphics
Daryl Fujiwara for Lovely Sunrise by Nā Wai ‘Ehā (NWE Records)