POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2013
~~<p><strong>"Lei Maile"<br />
"Lei Maile" Mark Yamanaka (Hulu Kupuna)
Big Island falsetto singer Mark Yamanaka hit big in 2010 with his first solo album, "Lei Pua Kenikeni." The album contained an assortment of Hawaiian standards and newly written Hawaiian songs, almost all sung in a beautiful, clear falsetto, and it made him the big winner at the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Yamanaka was only the third artist in the history of the Hokus to win male vocalist of the year, album of the year and most promising artist in the same year. He also won a composer's award for song of the year for "Kaleoonalani," which he wrote for his daughter. Login for more...