Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Hawaiian Musicians Say ‘Mahalo’ To First Grammy Nominations

HONOLULU (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Hawaiian musicians are hoping this Sunday’s Grammy Awards (Feb. 13) create a new wave of interest in the Aloha State’s music scene.

For the first time, Grammys will be given out in the category, “Best Hawaiian Music,” and no one is more thrilled than Robert Cazimero of The Brothers Cazimero, who are up for their album, Some Call It Aloha...Don’t Tell.

He says regardless of which act wins, “...the Hawaiian culture is the real winner.”

In addition, Cazimero hopes the new category inspires the producers of Hawaiian-based TV shows like North Shore to use Hawaiian music on the soundtrack instead of California punk rock.

Cazimero hasn’t decided what to wear to the Feb. 13 ceremonies in Los Angeles and admits, “there aren’t a lot of designers in Hawaii who are trying to come up with outfits.” However, he’s leaning towards wearing a tuxedo with “lots of leis.”

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