Raiatea Helm's "Hawaiian Blossom Tour"
Raiatea Helm is a multiple award-winning Na Hoku Hanohano recipient and multiple Grammy Nominee (2006 & 2008) who brings her acclaimed Hawaiian musical repertoire to Seattle. She will be performing with Grammy Award Winner Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) along with the extraordinary musicians of her band, Bryan Tolentino (ukulele), Steve Jones (upright bass) and Aaron Sala (piano).
Guest performances by local hula halau will make this an extraordinary and memorable event. Please read further about Raiatea Helm's remarkable rise as a singular star in the hawaiian music scene.
Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2008 as the recipient of her second Grammy Nomination for her newest recording entitled Hawaiian Blossom. Barely 23, few performers in the music industry can lay claim to accomplishing so much at such a young age. It is a remarkable achievement when you consider that she comes from the tiny island of Molokai, Hawaii, a mere wisp of volcanic land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Raiatea wrote history in 2006 as Hawaiis first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy Nomination for her sophomore CD Sweet and Lovely. At 21 years old, she was one of the youngest performers to attend the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
The Arts and Leisure Desk of the New York Times (February 5, 2006) raved of Raiatea Helm virtuosity, [She] sings in the high-voiced throwback leo kiekie style without a hint of kitsch. Her second album, Sweet and Lovely is poised and utterly elegant.
Raiatea Helms recent appearance onto the national music scene with her two Grammy Nominations was a natural progression of her growth within the Hawaiian music community. Her debut recording, Far Away Heaven, captured the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising Artist Awards from the 2003 Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists (HARA). Raiatea Helm continued her award-winning tradition two years later with the release of her second CD Sweet and Lovely. (Raiatea Helm Records). At the 2005 HARA Awards ceremony, she was recognized again as Female Vocalist of the Year and also received the coveted Favorite Entertainer of the Year Award. With the additional acknowledgement for technical merit in Engineering (Dave Tucciarone) and Graphic Design (Mele McPherson), she now claims six Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Few performers of any age can match that achievement.
Raiatea Helm has also proven herself to be as versatile as she is talented. Her rendition of the jazz classic At Last on Sweet and Lovely caused a buzz among many of the Hawaiian music industrys singers, musicians, and producers. Her jazz vocalization was so exceptional that Matt Catingub, the Grammy Award Winner for his saxophone performance on the sound track for Good Night and Good Luck, asked her to particip
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